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Quick question, and this is going to sound bad, so I apologize in advance.  Since the Titanic sank on her maiden voyage, would she have lasted long enough to require weathering?

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As she was only 320 days from launch on May 31, 1911 to her sinking April 15, 1912, and the fact that she was a luxury liner and no doubt extremely well maintained, I very much doubt weathering would be evident.  Maybe some scrapes and bruises from docking and such, but weather related wear does not seem likely to me, except for some barnacle growth below the water line.

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Thank you!

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One thing is for sure...about 300 days in the atlantic will for sure take its toll on her underwater body.

Some wathering there would be correct I would say. Other than that, not much.

   As a side note though: I am quite sure I read somewhere that only her port side was specially touched up

before departure from Southampton. Maybe some faint, tiny rusty spots on her starboard side could be correct :)

300 days in that environment would be slightly seen I would say...

 

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After leaving her builder’s yard, a fire was discovered in one of Titanic’s coal bunkers that persisted into much of her maiden voyage.  There is much discussion in print and on the web regarding the effect if any of the fire on the integrity of the hull.  Some investigators claim that there was a noticeable discoloration of the hull in way of the fire.  If you are a stickler for reproducing Titanic’s exact appearance during her voyage you might wish to consider reproducing this Mark on the hull.  Google Titanic Bunker Fire.

 

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  • 4 months later...

well this is poor even for me 5 months after the event

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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