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Old 05 January 2017, 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Mouse View Post
I don't claim to be a Titanic buff, but the rivets theory sounds more plausible than the burn one.
Although these news articles don't mention it, as far as I can tell this research doesn't contradict any of that previous research on the hull and the rivets. It's known that the hull buckled and leaked at the seams. Whether brittle rivets played a large or small role isn't known but it's still quite plausible. The question this tries to answer is whether the fire weakening the hull and its components (including the rivets) played a role as well.
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