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When a ship it sinks it leaves a path of debris (objects from within the ship or objects breaking off). Depending how deep the vessel sinks this debris can be scattered over a large distance. On a shorter descent, the debris falls more or less vertically. However, as the Titanic sank 21/2 miles a huge debris field was expected.
Among the Titanic survivors is the most famous Margaret Tobin Brow, known as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" - the only woman to row a lifeboat to safety. Mrs. Brown was on her way home to America when disaster struck. She did her best to help others into the lifeboats before boarding herself. Once in the water, Mrs. Brown fiercely argued with the quartermaster Robert Hitchens to rescue people in the water. When he refused, she threatened to throw him overboard (via titanicuniverse)