The water would flow backwards (aft) towards the rear, instead of pulling the bow down, it would actually level the ship on an even keel. This is probably why survivors said they could not feel any noticeable tilt downwards, but they could feel a strong list to port. e.g. When the ship was just moments away from breaking in two, survivor Charles Joughin said:
"I did not notice her being much down by the head."
Q - Do you mean that the list to port was more serious than being down by the head?
A - I thought so, yes.
I think the water roared up Scotland Road towards the aft and came down the aft staircase towards the engine room. Does anyone know how much weight would cause the keel to split open under the engines? I think the enormous weight of water filling the engine room plus the added weight of the engines themselves may have ripped open the keel and caused the ship to break in two.
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