The tragedy of the Titanic has been rewritten – with new details uncovered.

The largest underwater 3D capture project has created the first full-sized digital scan of the RMS Titanic.

The Titanic, which sailed from Southampton in 1912 on its maiden voyage, lies 12,500ft down in the Atlantic.

Although it has been explored several times, never has the ship been shown in its entirety due to the darkness of the ocean – until now.

The digital scan was created using deep-sea mapping and is showing the ship as ‘no one had ever seen it before.’

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Many hope this will bring new information to light regarding what happened to the ship when it struck an iceberg.

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Titanic expert Parks Stephenson described it as a ‘true gamechanger.’

He said: “What we are seeing for the first time is an accurate and true depiction of the entire wreck and debris site.

“I'm seeing details that none of us have ever seen before and this allows me to build upon everything that we have learned to date and see the wreck in a new light.

“We've got actual data that engineers can take to examine the true mechanics behind the breakup and the sinking and thereby get even closer to the true story of Titanic disaster.

“For the next generation of Titanic exploration, research and analysis, this is the beginning of a new chapter.”

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The ground-breaking scan was undertaken by Magellan Ltd, a deep-sea mapping company in the summer of 2022.

The company was joined by Atlantic Productions who are making a documentary about the project.

The expedition deployed two submersibles which spent many hours 12,500 feet below the surface mapping every millimetre of the wreck in minute detail and mapping the entire three-mile debris field.

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Richard Parkinson, Magellan Founder and CEO, said: “The results are astonishing.

“Over the course of the Titanic project the volume of data that we acquired was enormous - around 7150,000 images and some 16 terabytes of data.

“We believe that this data is approximately ten times larger than any underwater 3D model that's ever been attempted before.”

The scan has revealed minute details of the Titanic, alongside the ship in its entirety.

An aerial image shows the recognisable bow of the ship, which, like most of the vessel, is now covered in rust.

The serial number on a propeller can also be deciphered.

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Gerhard Seiffer, 3D Capture Specialist, said: “Previously, footage has only allowed you to see one small area of the wreck at a time. This model will allow people to zoom out and to look at the entire thing for the first time.

“So, by capturing this 3D model, what we're able to do is visualize the wreck in a completely new way, there's all kinds of amazing small little details that you can see.

“This is the Titanic as no one had ever seen it before.”