Where Is The Titanic & How Deep Is The Wreckage In The Ocean?

James Cameron’s Titanic is the iconic retelling of the real-life tragedy, but many viewers don’t know where the actual Titanic ship is and how deep the wreckage is in the ocean. The RMS Titanic tragically sank after hitting an iceberg on April 14, 1912, causing the deaths of over 1,500 people. The Titanic still remains at the bottom of the ocean to this day, and here’s where the remains of the ship are actually located.

The story of the RMS Titanic has become iconic since its 1909 sinking, with the tragedy inspiring all kinds of art throughout history. Famously, several movies have been made based on the story of the Titanic, with James Cameron’s 1997 film being the most notable. At the time of its release, Cameron’s Titanic became the highest-grossing film of all time, only being passed in 2009 by Avatar. This shows just how popular the story of the Titanic still is, which makes it surprising just how many people don’t know where it actually is.

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The Titanic’s Wreckage Is Located About 370 Miles Off The Coast Of Newfoundland, Canada

Titanic ship in James Cameron's Titanic

According to USA Today, the wreckage of the RMS Titanic currently sits about 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The ship embarked on its maiden voyage on the morning of April 10, 1912, with it launching from Southampton, England. The ship was supposed to dock in its final destination of New York, England on April 17, 1912, but it sadly never made it (via NOAA).

Four days into its journey, the Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean. The next few hours were terrifying for the passengers on board, with the ship finally sinking underwater early in the morning on April 15, 1912. Although some passengers escaped, over 1,500 others tragically died in the ship’s sinking, with the remains of the ship resting on the sea floor about 370 miles off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

The Titanic Is Located About 12,500 Feet Deep In The Atlantic Ocean

Titanic sinking at night

The wreckage of the Titanic still remains where it first crashed, with it currently resting about 12,500 feet deep in the North Atlantic Ocean (via BBC). Due to this immense depth, it has been incredibly hard to recover pieces from the sunken ship. While some wreckage has been brought back to the surface, most of it still sits at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean where it landed on April 15, 1912.

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While James Cameron recreated the Titanic and its sinking for the film, the Titanic movie actually uses some real shots of the film’s wreckage. Cameron and his crew went to the crash site several times throughout filming, getting some shots that were used at the beginning of the film (via National World). Despite the ship being 12,500 feet underwater, James Cameron managed to make the trip in order to make the Titanic movie.

Sources: BBC, National World, NOAA, USA Today

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