Glass fragment recovered from Titanic wreck site

RMS Titanic, 1911 (recovered 1996), Tom Rudderham Collection
This small fragment of glass was recovered from the Titanic wreck site in 1996.

Scooped up by a submersible rover during one of the dives to the wreck, this small shard of glass was collected alongside seabed silt, fragments of metal, and other pieces of detriment. Given its thickness, this piece of glass likely came from one of the Titanic’s port holes, rather than a window. Stained yellow and covered in micro fractures, it is a sobering reminder of the sheer destruction that took place when the ship broke in half and sank.

  • RMS Titanic
  • 1911 (recovered 1996)
  • Artefact, Titanic Disaster, Titanic Expeditions
  • Glass
  • 401.012