Got 3 Hours? Watch This Recreation of the Titanic Sinking in Real Time

Mike Schuler
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April 20, 2016

In a video that is both fascinating in its detail and utterly tragic, you can watch a recreation of the RMS Titanic sinking from its initial impact with the iceberg to its sinking below the waves some 2 hours and 40 minutes later.

The video was created as a promo for an upcoming video game called Titanic Honor & Glory, and includes overlaid text and sound to highlight some key moments in the event.

This is a complete animation; not a short animation that was slowed down to match real time. This is also highly accurate, though we have already documented improvements we plan to make for the final game. The animation includes text frequently appearing with what is happening on board the ship. This includes visuals of various interior rooms flooding, lifeboats launching, rockets firing, and the Californian on the horizon.

Since the video was uploaded to Youtube on April 14, marking the 104th anniversary of the disaster, the video has been viewed more than 3 million times and earned a spot on the Youtube’s “Most Popular” channel.

Don’t have 3 hours? Some of the main points you can jump to (according to the uploader) are listed below:

0:30 – Iceberg spotted.
1:05 – Titanic collides with iceberg.
6:06 – The ship has stopped as damage inspections are carried out.
7:44 – Captain Smith orders engines to ‘Half Ahead’.
19:41 – Titanic stops for the last time.
20:04 – Excess steam is vented.
38:08 – The Titanic begins taking on a ‘starboard list’.
43:03 – Thomas Andrews estimates 1-2 hours before the ship sinks.
46:23 – The first distress calls are sent out.
48:38 – Lights of another ship are spotted on the horizon.
53:07 – Most lifeboats are prepared to evacuate passengers.
58:20 – Carpathia responds to Titanic’s distress calls.
1:01:29 – Lifeboat 7 is launched.
1:05:03 – Lifeboat 5 is launched.
1:05:21 – The D-Deck gangway doors are opened.
1:06:04 – The telegraph operators begin using ‘SOS’.
1:07:22 – Lifeboat 5 encounters lowering difficulties.
1:08:02 – Officer Boxhall launches the first distress rocket in an attempt to signal the ship on the horizon.
1:10:24 – The Carpathia confirms it is on it’s way.
1:11:03 – Steam stops venting from the funnels.
1:13:20 – The starboard list is eliminated as Boiler Room 5 floods.
1:21:28 – Lifeboat 8 leaves.
1:28:22 – Suction pumps are activated.
1:31:33 – Lifeboat 6 is launched.
1:36:57 – Water is up to the Titanic’s nameplate.
1:39:37 – Titanic begins listing to port.
1:41:43 – Lifeboat 16 is launched.
1:46:54 – Lifeboat 14 is launched.
1:51:18 – Lifeboat 14 is dropped 4 feet into the sea from its falls after they jammed.
1:51:42 – Lifeboat 12 is launched.
1:52:29 – Lifeboat 9 is launched.
1:58:53 – Lifeboat 11 is launched.
2:00:41 – Lifeboat 13 is launched.
2:05:21 – Lifeboat 13 is pushed aft by the discharging condenser, jamming it on the falls.
2:05:50 – Lifeboat 15.
2:05:42 – Lifeboat 13 cannot release itself as Lifeboat 15 comes down on top of it.
2:07:07 – Lifeboat 13 is released and is pulled out from underneath Lifeboat 15 as 15 lands in the water.
2:07:38 – Lifeboat 2 is launched.
2:09:31 – The lights on the horizon disappear.
2:11:52 – Lifeboat 4.
2:12:22 – Lifeboat 10.
2:22:12 – It is now 2AM. The Titanic has 20 minutes left.
2:26:10 – Collapsible Boat D is launched.
2:29:39 – The last messages from the Titanic are heard.
2:30:46 – Collapsible A is slid off the Officers’ Quarters roof.
2:31:03 – The Wireless Room is abandoned.
2:31:42 – Collapsible B is thrown from the roof of the office quarters. It lands upside down in the water.
2:34:01 – Survivors distinctly hear 4 explosions from deep within the ship.
2:39:23 – All remaining power is lost. The ship breaks in two.
2:40:36 – Titanic is gone. Rescuers do not arrive for another hour and 40 minutes.
2:40:51 – Titanic is heard below the surface as it breaks apart, implodes and falls to the sea floor.


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