Which iceberg sank the Titanic?
Titanic struck a North Atlantic iceberg at 11:40 PM in the evening of 14 April 1912 at a speed of 20.5 knots (23.6 MPH). The berg scraped along the starboard or right side of the hull below the waterline, slicing open the hull between five of the adjacent watertight compartments.
How will an iceberg float?
Today I channeled my energy into this very unofficial but passionate petition for scientists to start drawing icebergs in their stable orientations. The scientific explanation for why an iceberg will float on its side comes from a simple interaction between two forces, gravity and the water’s buoyancy.