Insane true size of Titanic compared to modern cruise ships revealed

When RMS Titanic was launched on May 31, 1911, she was described as the largest manmade object ever to move on water.  When she sank on April 15, 1912, her tragedy made her iconic. However, a simple piece of Photoshop has revealed that had she been around today, she wouldn’t look quite so big.

An edited image posted on Twitter by @UmarBzv shows the Titanic sailing in front of a huge modern-day cruise ship.

The iconic liner looks miniscule in comparison to contemporary behemoths which take thousands of tourists around the world everyday.

One user replied that the image was “creepy and comforting” all at the same time.

One person added: “Between the size and climate change, the icebergs don’t stand a chance now.” The size comparison comes as researchers release the clearest images of the ship to date.

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The new scan is so detailed that even the serial number on one of the propeller blades is visible. Experts have said that the digital replica could be used by scientists to work out new details about how Titanic sank.

Speaking to Sky, Titanic expert Parks Stephenson said: “What we are seeing for the first time is an accurate and true depiction of the entire wreck and debris site.

“I'm seeing details that none of us have ever seen before and this allows me to build upon everything that we have learned to date and see the wreck in a new light.

“We’ve got actual data that engineers can take to examine the true mechanics behind the breakup and the sinking and thereby get even closer to the true story of the Titanic disaster.”

Mr Stephenson added: “For the next generation of Titanic exploration, research, and analysis, this is the beginning of a new chapter.”

The whole project was undertaken by deepwater specialists Magellan who used more than 715,000 images and 4k footage taken from two submersibles called Romeo and Juliet that mapped every millimetre of the wreck.

Magellan’s Gerhard Seiffert, who led the planning for the extraordinary expedition, said: “This model will allow people to zoom out and to look at the entire thing for the first time.

“So, by capturing this 3D model, what we’re able to do is visualise the wreck in a completely new way, there’s all kinds of amazing small little details that you can see.

“This is the Titanic as no one had seen it before.”

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