James Cameron’s Titanic made a strong effort to replicate the Unsinkable Ship’s demise. Here’s what the movie got wrong about the ship splitting.
James Cameron’s 1997 Titanic is one of the most iconic movies in cinematic history – but even the greats get things wrong sometimes. While much of the film stuck to scientific accuracies, a lack of research at the time meant some of the details regarding the ship’s splitting weren’t entirely accurate. So, what details did James Cameron’s Titanic get incorrect about the real splitting of the ship?
The RMS Titanic set sail on April 10, 1912, from Southampton, England to New York City. Only a few days later, the passenger liner famously struck the iceberg that would be its doom. When the Titanic was lost to the ocean on April 15, more than 1500 lives were lost. Cameron was dedicated to getting the facts right about the sinking of the Titanic. After the wreckage of the ship was discovered in 1985, Cameron took multiple trips to the ship himself, wanting to uncover the secrets of one of the most well-known shipwrecks in history. Using eyewitness accounts and evidence from the wreckage, the true story of the Titanic’s sinking was revealed.