Tour the Titanic Shipwreck in Google Earth

by WikiTech on April 16, 2012

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Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D, and was created by Keyhole, Inc, a Central Intelligence Agency funded company acquired by Google in 2004. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe.

Google Earth in partnership with National Geographic, the Institute for Exploration, the Center for Ocean Exploration at the University of Rhode Island and Jim Delgado at the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Office of Exploration and Research made available the underwater Titanic shipwreck. Now you can explore the Titanic shipwreck in Google Earth and can visit the Titanic, which rests, disintegrating at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 12,405 feet below the water’s surface.

RMS Titanic was the world’s best known cruise ship that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on 15 April 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City, US. The sinking of Titanic caused the deaths of 1,514 people in one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history. Here are some amazing underwater images of titanic which are unseen and amusing.

Video of Titanic Shipwreck Tour in Google Earth

Checkout the below image of RMS Titanic departing Southampton on April 10, 1912

The wreck of Titanic remains on the seabed, gradually disintegrating at a depth of 12,415 feet. Since its discovery in 1985, thousands of artefacts have been recovered from the sea bed and put on display at museums around the world. Titanic has become one of the most famous ships in history.

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