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Titanic - Steady Fishing Boat
wWy is it that when the Titanic sets off for sail, there is a smaller boat like a little fishing boat next to it, and it doesn't seem to rock very much as Titanic sails past it? And, also, this seems to happen when the Titanic is sinking and the survivors on the rafts (boats) aren't rocked about too much either. I just thought they would be, seeing as though the Titanic was such a large ship, and these were little boats. :)
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Kate writes:
The reason they showed the small boat next to the Titanic was probably to convey the size of the ship. I'm not sure why it isn't rocking, but I thought I'd add my two cents here.
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Liss writes:
The survivors weren't afraid of the wake when the boat went down but of the suction it would cause, pulling all the boats down with it. Thats why in real life the boats, all but one, didn't go back to rescue because they were afraid they would be sucked down.
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Catalina writes:
i heard on documentaries and books and stuff that, as the titanic was sinking, everyone was afraid that it would cause a huge wake and that the waters would be so ruffled up, but it was a surprise when there actually was not too big of a wake.
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teenwitch writes:
I am very interested in the Titanic history and the sinking and all that, and I have heard this in many places: When the Titanic was casting off, there was a small fishing boat in the water next to it. The ship nearly collided with the small boat, but the boat was pulled out of the way just in time by another boat hooked to it or something. I haven't seen the other boat pulling it away, and I don't know why the boat wasn't rocked around on the waves but I think the small boat was just to keep history alive.
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LadyShadow writes:
This is because the wake created by the bow of the ship has not yet reached the fishing boat. The scene changes before the wake reaches the boat.
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Morna writes:
objects sinking straight down do create suction, but you have to be in the right place to be affected by it.
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ConanaBanana02 writes:
the small boat is a tugboat and its used to guide titanic (any ship) out of the harbor and out to sea. why it doesnt rock, i dont know. i suppose the special effects people didnt think to make a tugboat rock.
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Mr. Jack writes:
This probably doesn't have anything to do with what you all said but the Titanic sank so slowly that a survivor [that surived by staying on the back of the ship] said he didn't even get his hair wet. I know to make the movie interesting they made the "ship" have a sucktion, but in real life it didn't.
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HEHEHEME writes:
If you are a smart one this obviously because the Titanic was moving very quickly at the time(>25Kts.), so the angle of the wake would have been very sharp. If the scene was cut before the wake traversed the smaller boat, then there should be no evident rocking made by the smaller boat.
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SassybAbY writes:
Maybe the ship wasn't moving fast enough for big waves to create any big movements for the little boat I don't know Just a suggestion.
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Ohiogrl writes:
I was wondering about this also
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