RMS Titanic Hull Fragment

RMS Titanic, (recovered 1996), Tom Rudderham Collection

Recovered by RMS TITANIC INC. in 1996, the Big Piece is a large section of the Titanic’s starboard side hull, weighs approximately 15 tons, and measures 26 by 12 feet. This smaller fragment was deposited during the restoration process, and is one of the largest pieces in a private collection.

Macroscopic examinations of the alloy show the presence of sediments (salt), rusticles, and sulphur (0.6%).

  • RMS Titanic
  • (recovered 1996)
  • Artefact, Structural Artefacts, Titanic Disaster, Titanic Expeditions
  • Steel
  • 401.002
  • 8.5cm x 4.5cm

Steel, fragmented, heavily corroded, and with rust damage.

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