I saw a "what if" analysis a couple of decades ago that posited a counterintuitive idea. Once the water began flooding in, the guys downstairs logically closed the watertight doors between the sections. The argument suggested had they opened the doors instead, the ship might well have leveled rather than tipped, & thus been able to stay afloat longer. Of course, this would've required their suspending their natural reflex: "water coming in = shut doors."
Fascinating engineering conjectures abound, I s'pose. But then, I can't even spell "engineering" so what do I know?
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I doubt that the condition of the rivets today contributed much to the assessment of their quality.
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