From the makers of Titanic: Honor and Glory—a PC video game that lets you sail aboard a fully detailed re-creation of the RMS Titanic–comes an animation that lets you watch the sinking of the Titanic in real time. According to the web site Titanic Facts, the ship sank in two hours and 40 minutes in 1912. And that’s precisely how long things take to unfold in the video above. The animation narrates the events in a fairly straightforward way–nothing like the dramatic scenes painted in James Cameron’s 1997 fictionalized film. But it’s still worth the watch.
In the Relateds below, you can check out two related clips — a vintage clip showing footage of the actual Titanic in 1911, and another animated reenactment of the Titanic sinking, this one created by Cameron himself.
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