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Ghostly new images of Titanic never seen before released

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Published 01/07/2011 | 10:47

This photo shows Captain Smith's Bathtub aboard the wreck of the Titanic. The plumbing allowed the Captain a choice of salt or fresh water, hot or cold. All photos AP/RMS Titanic Inc.
This photo shows Captain Smith's Bathtub aboard the wreck of the Titanic. The plumbing allowed the Captain a choice of salt or fresh water, hot or cold. All photos AP/RMS Titanic Inc.
The port side of the bow section of the Titanic. The rip in the hull can be seen clearly at right, with the stern coming to rest several thousand feet away. The small rectangular windows admit light into the Titanic's famous suites, while the square windows on the left mark the 'Private Promenade' reserved for exclusive use of those who booked 'the best shipboard accommodations in the world'.
Two windows from first-class cabins. The window on the left leads to Stateroom W, while the window on the right leads to Stateroom U.
This photo shows the last davit remaining on the wreck of RMS Titanic. These lifeboat cranes were used to hoist the ship's wooden lifeboats over the side and into the water during Titanic's sinking. Many of the boats launched soon after the sinking were not close to full as passengers refused to believe the seriousness of the situation.

Haunting new images of the Titanic have been released including pictures of the cranes used to hoist up the ship’s wooden lifeboats as it sank.

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They also show the ship’s rusting hulk on the sea floor since it crashed into an iceberg nearly a century ago.

The ship, which was built in Belfast, sank during its maiden voyage on April 12, 1912 about 645 kilometres off Newfoundland, Canada .

And more than 1,500 of its 2,228 passengers died as the liner plunged into the sea.

The images were taken from a remote-controlled camera used in a Virginia courtroom earlier this week as part of an ongoing salvage claim involving the world's most famous shipwreck.

Scientists said the images are the most extensive and highest quality ever taken of the Titanic.

The expedition also mapped the three-by-five-mile wreck site, which is located two and a half miles below the ocean's surface.

The new images will eventually be released to the public.

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