50-100 feet – the approximate height above water of the iceberg that sank Titanic, as recounted by survivors.
200-400 feet – the estimated length of the iceberg.
10% – the percentage of the total mass of an iceberg that is typically visible above water, as the sheer weight of an iceberg means that most of the bulk is underwater.
Above: A possible photograph of the iceberg that sank Titanic.
1 mile – the likely original length of the Titanic iceberg, but after 12 months scraping and rebounding along a 40 mile length of fjord, by the time it reached the Atlantic it would already have reduced to around half its original length.
1 billion tons – the amount of sea water that the iceberg would have displaced at its original size.
2 weeks – the approximate length of time after the Titanic struck before the iceberg would have finally disappeared, melted away by the warm waters of the gulf stream.
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