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The demise of the 'Titanic iceberg'

While news of the Titanic tragedy tapped along the wires, the iceberg that sank the ship floated on. All we can really tell from its appearance in a photograph taken the day following the disaster is that it would have been continually rolling and highly unstable, a berg that was in its own death throes.

Warmer gulf stream water was eating away at the iceberg, reducing the ancient leviathan to a shard of ice. Titanic had been expected to make many journeys through these waters, but the iceberg’s maiden voyage was always to be its last.

Over a thousand miles from its birthplace, and about a fortnight after its collision with Titanic, the last piece of the iceberg disappeared into the Atlantic ocean. A scattering of soil on the sea bed from the iceberg's rocky sediments are all that remain, some way from the wreck of Titanic.

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Role Contributor
Series EditorTim Martin
NarratorSean Barrett
ProducerCluny South
Series EditorTim Martin
NarratorSean Barrett
ProducerCluny South

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