Breaching the Hull
The story that the hull was pierced is false. Actually, the iceberg impacted the steel plates of the ship. This impact caused the steel plates to be warped, and this created gaps between them. These gaps allowed the ocean water to begin to pour into several of the ship’s watertight sections. The ship was built to be able to stay afloat with four of these airtight compartments out of commission, but tragically, five were filled. This was the beginning of the end.