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It’s August 2019, and the two-strong crew of the Limiting Factor mini-sub are descending into the depths of the Atlantic. Diving around 370 miles from the Newfoundland coastline, the sub finally reaches the seabed some 12,500 feet below the water. And the men aboard her will then go on to see a stunning sight that no one has witnessed first-hand for 14 years: the rusting wreck of RMS Titanic. While investigating the remains of the famous ship, though, the divers come across something truly haunting.

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One hundred and seven years after tragically sinking, then, the Titanic still has the power to shock and move. After all, the famous ship was once far more than just a wreck. Even though her maiden voyage was ultimately doomed, you see, the Titanic was initially launched to considerable fanfare when she set off from Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912. The ship’s first port of call was in fact Cherbourg on the northern coast of France – a short hop across the English Channel. And from there, she sailed on to what was then Queenstown – now Cobh – in County Cork on Ireland’s south coast.

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