David, I've PM you In why I questioned your book. It don't belong on here. Sorry I offended you and your book.
You may had brought a step or two closer to the Titanic mystery,I am grateful. Seems plausible with the research / explanations and hours and sweet you put In and Parks too. Agrounding which you had research successfully, can bring us closer In how badly Titanic had suffered, so myself as an outsider will not rule It out. I agree with Denise,there always will be myths, and conspiracy theories surrounding the Titanic but your book Is cut above those, real hard core research.
Oh, yes, then compare the descriptions by passengers of the accident to what people in other grounding incidents have experienced. Something else you might do is examine how other ships have been damaged by ice. And, you might want to study how furnacing plate steel to make the curve of the bilge...and double plating it...would influence where damage from a grounding would appear. Finally, look up the changes in the shapes of icebergs over time, especially older bergs in the latitude of Titanic's accident.
Sorry to bring this up, This is playing on my mind---there is still one key missing for evidence and that lies underneath the Titanic wreck herself. No-one will ever know 100% sure because no-one can get underneath her keel to examine what kind of Impact she received, maybe agrounding or even not. So myself as an outsider will not rule It out agrounding.
I don't need to look up old Icebergs, Icebergs melt that makes encloves edges. It's Kind of like train tracks. So I can Imagine a ship bow slicing through those tracks. Like TM's photo on previous page
I thought another book of myths,by looking things up and reading what you wrote, change my mind. And I totally understand why you need to talk to professionals to have a real discussion at times.