Rms titanic?

We know that within the next decade or sooner the ship may be gone. How much time did the shipwreck start rusting after it hit the Ocean floor 12,500 ft down?

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  • 2 months ago
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    It started rusting as soon as it was under the water!  It was rusting all the way down, and ever since.  All shipwrecks eventually rust away.  We still find wrecks of ancient ships from thousands of years ago.  When we find them, all the wood that made up the ship is gone, and we find just stuff from the ship that didn't rot away, like glass, silver and gold, etc.

    • Anon
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      2 months agoReport

      Silver corrodes. 

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  • fuzzy
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    2 months ago

    for iron (or steel to rust it requires the presence of oxygen. At th4 depth the Titanic is resting there is little or no oxygen in the water so rusting is very slow, otherwise it would already have disappeared

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  • 2 months ago

    As I understand it, the problem is not so much "rust" as it is some microbe that is "eating" the ship.

    "These are natural types of bacteria, so the reason that the deterioration process ends up being quite a bit faster, is a group of bacteria, a community working symbiotically to eat, if you will, the Iron and the sulfur.”

    https://www.irishcentral.com/news/titanic-wreck-de...

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The steel used was very brittle and of low grade quality, more like cast iron then steel so it is rusting much faster then a ship made from high quality steel. The insides of a ship are not built to be submerged, when the ribs rust away it will collapse into a pile of rubble.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It was rusting when they were building it.  It was rusting when it sailed.  It rusted very fast when it sank.

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