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Report into the loss of the SS Titanic

Author: Samuel Halpern
Publisher: The History Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Samuel Halpern has written widely on Titanic and often used the 1912 wreck report as a source of reference. It occurred to him one day how fascinating it would be if a team of dedicated, passionate, and expert authors were to issue a modern day report, with the knowledge we have today—what would such a report look like? In this book we have the answer. Following the basic layout of the report, this team provides  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)798740266
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Halpern
ISBN: 0750969415 9780750969413
OCLC Number: 953602456
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; 1 Introduction; Background and Purpose; Questions to be Addressed; A Note About References; 2 Two Nations, Two Inquiries; The American Inquiry; The Board of Trade; The Origins of the British Inquiry; The Conduct of the Inquiries; Findings of the Inquiries; 3 Description of the Ship; The White Star Line; Overall Specifications of the Vessel; Watertight Subdivision and Floodable Lengths; Decks and Accommodation; Access of Passengers and Crew to the Boat Deck; Structure of the Vessel; Watertight Bulkheads, Doors and Double Bottom Side Doors and Accommodation LadderMasts and Rigging; Lifesaving Appliances; Working Arrangement of the Ship; Navigation Lights; Electrical Installation; Communications and Signalling; Arrangement of Machinery and Pumps; Plate Section; 4 Passengers and Crew / Lost and Saved; 5 Account of the Ship's Journey Across the Atlantic; Sailing Orders; The Route Followed and Speed of the Ship; Time Changes that Took Place; Weather Encountered Along the Route --
George Behe; Ice Messages Received; Actions Taken or Not Taken to Avoid Ice; Visibility Conditions Encountered Sunday Night The Row About Missing BinocularsThe Collision; 6 Description of the Damage to the Ship; Extent and Nature of the Damage Caused by the Allision; Flooding in the Early, Middle and Latter Stages; Effect of the Flooding on the Ship's Stability; Stresses Imposed on the Hull and the Observed Breakup; Fire Down Below; Location and Time of Foundering; The Wreck Site; 7 An Account of the Saving of those on Board; Order Given to Clear the Boats; Order Given to Get Passengers on Deck and Wearing Lifebelts; Order Given to Load the Boats with Women and Children; Access to the Lifeboats Lifeboat Launch SequenceLifeboat Occupancy Estimates; The Recovery of Titanic's Lifeboats -George Behe; Means Taken to Procure Assistance; Reported Incidents and Conduct of Those in the Boats; 8 Too Few Boats, Too Many Hindrances; The Origin of the Lifeboat Rules --
Dave Gittins; What Might Have Been --
Dave Gittins; Separation of Classes --
Samuel Halpern; A Question of Locked Gates --
Cathy Akers-Jordan and George Behe; 9 The Rescue By the SS Carpathia; Rescue by Carpathia; Carpathia's Navigation; Carpathia's Mystery Ship; 10 The Circumstances in Connection with the SS Californian Californian's Route of TravelCalifornian's Stopped Dead Reckoning Position; Summary of Events Seen During the Night; Summary of Actions Taken at Dawn; A Closer Look at Stone's Mysterious Tramp; Where was Californian Relative to Titanic?; Answers to Objections Raised; Titanic's Mystery Steamer; A Few Remaining Issues; Assessment of Actions Taken by Captain Lord; 11 The Circumstances in Connection with the SS Mount Temple; Mount Temple's Route of Travel; Intercept of Titanic's Distress Signals and Actions Taken; Location of Mount Temple Relative to Californian and Carpathia
Responsibility: Samuel Halpern [and others].

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Report into the Loss of the SS Titanic is a complete re-evaluation of the loss of Titanic based on evidence that has come to light since the discovery of the wreck in 1985.  Read more...

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