These three enlarged images of the Titanic wreck were taken by the Woods Hole ANGUS vehicle in 1985-86. They and a few other similar shots have, until now, been just about our only source of study for this odd fitting. The pictures are deceptive in that they seem to show more of a "rounded" top as if the object could be donut shaped. This prompted early speculation that it may be a life ring that never floated free. But having seen the top of it myself at close range in 2000 and the close-up video Cameron took in 2001, it does have a flat top. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)