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Re: Where were all the bodies?


I would think that dispersal by currents would have taken a few days at least. I remember someplace that Capt. Rostron was puzzled at the lack of bodies. Some of it, I agree, Graham, would have been likely to be defective lifebelts.

Also, no one knows how many people were taken down with the ship, probably most of them in steerage and in the stern section. I think that a fair number of those were also responsible for the noticable lack of bodies.

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quote:

You must have been bored when you wrote this reply. "Please remember this is a open sea as chaotic a system as can be found" That is such a derogating statement specially a person who was deep sea fished for over 40 years in ships hardly 75 feet long in tough weather in the Atlantic and Pacific along with the Gulf of Alaska. Don't waste your time "trying" to convience me. I've seen days were the oceans were as smooth as ice and breaking fish could be observed miles away and others that were quite exciting. On that date of the resue it was quite the opposite of chaotic, it was rather calm then. Photos show the scores of bodies afloat, there was hardly a wave on the surface. Visibility was good. Your missing the testimonies of ppl on same boats that saw none and others saw masses. I'm not forgeting the five mile radious of boats but you fail to understand that a high center of mass such as a boat is more prone to wind drift than a low profile lifevest. You said "The dissappation of bodies is not unreasonable under the circumstances." Just what circumstances are you refering to where testimony states the bodies were all gathered togeter in masses even clustering around the ship.? Are you suggesting they drifted off? What wind? Records show a calm day. Testimony stated that the bodies were so thick they gathered around the rescue ships! You think they were dispersed by the rescue ships? Most were retrived at least those with lifevests. Read the article and debate the obervations of the witnesses don't try to convience me. That why I posted the article. I'm sorry not one reason you gave is supported rather all were documented the opposite.



I am in agreement with Sundance's post here. A very knowledgeable foresight. Good post. emoticon

I am new here and from what I read in this thread, I understand you were banned. I am sorry. From the few posts of yours I have read, they were all warranted and good and valid points. So far as I have read, you do not appear to be a rude person, and like us all, have guarded feelings about our posts.

Cheers to you.

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Guys, may I interject the (hopefully) soft voice of reason here? This is a thread on what happened to those bodies of victims of Titanic that were not recovered by various ships.

When a person dies in the water (if the lifevest is no longer bouyant or they were not wearing one at the time of death), eventually the lungs will fill with water and the body will sink. Sometimes they will surace because of decomposition gases. Eventually, though, they will sink again.

Some bodies may have initially sunk deeply enough to not come up again (after a certain point the cold will not allow decomposition gases to form. They will keep sinking and when they reach the seafloor, at a depth like that at which Titaqnic lies, the pressure will keep them down there.



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