A ship tried to warn the Titanic about the iceberg. Now scientists have found its ruins
The wreckage of a ship that tried to warn the Titanic about the iceberg that sank it on its maiden voyage has been found at the bottom of the Irish Sea.
The British merchant steamer Mesaba sent a radio warning message to the Titanic on April 15, 1912 while crossing the Atlantic. The message was received by the Titanic, but did not reach the ship's main control center.
Later that night, the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank. More than 1,500 people died in what remains the world's most infamous shipwreck.
The Mesaba continued as a merchant ship until it was sunk by a German submarine in 1918. Twenty people, including the ship's commander, died.
The exact location was unknown for more than a century, but scientists have now located the ruins of Mesaba using multi-beam sonar.