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Titanic waited 45 minutes before sending SOS
Posted on Wednesday, 14 April, 2010 |
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In a new book it has been revealed that the Titanic waited 45 minutes after hitting the iceberg before calling for help.
Author Tim Maltin conducted in depth research and spoke to key experts on the Titanic disaster to piece together this and other facts about the world's most famous ship.
Time was spent assessing the damage from the iceberg when nearby ships could have been steaming to the rescue, research from author Tim Maltin said.
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#8 Posted by
on 14 April, 2010, 14:37
i didnt know about the steamer. but in the movie the first ship to reach the titanic was the dd because it was like less than 1 mile away or something like that. no it was the dd that didnt respond quickly enough. maybe the steamer didnt respond at all or was the last to respond. but the dd captian can be forgiven slightly remember the saying, not even god could sink the titanic and the military was operating on a different channel. today i think they moniter all channels just in case. I'm not sure which Titanic movie you're referring to, but the first ship to reach the survivors was Cunard's ...
#9 Posted by
on 14 April, 2010, 17:32
My understanding was that the SS Carpathia was first to respond. Never heard of usa DD. I think the film being recalled might be "A Night To Remember"
#10 Posted by
on 14 April, 2010, 23:26
The Titanic has been the greatest maritime disaster story of all time(or at least, one of them!) It was claimed to be unsinkable!..But proved that man essentionally is just. ..A Boaster!!..There are of course many individual tales of woe and wonderment to such a fabled disaster!..And,..WHO..will ever know the truth of,..if everything was above board? ETC!....But after saying all that!....It will always be very interesting read or documentary!...Like the one that I saw on TV a couple of years ago!...It concerned the Titanic and It's sister ship, the Olympic!..And how it was suposed to have been...
#11 Posted by
on 14 April, 2010, 23:37
I'm sorry but are we talking about when we say "DD?" Did you just mistype, meaning to his "SS" instead? I suppose that would make more sense. Although it should be pointed out that the proper abbreviations for the two ships are SS Californian and RMS Carpathia. They stand for Steam Ship and Royal Mail Ship and are not interchangeable between whichever ships you are referring to. Sorry to be nit picky, I'm just still confused about the DD mystery ship.
#12 Posted by
on 15 April, 2010, 0:22
I'm sorry but are we talking about when we say "DD?" Did you just mistype, meaning to his "SS" instead? I suppose that would make more sense. Although it should be pointed out that the proper abbreviations for the two ships are SS Californian and RMS Carpathia. They stand for Steam Ship and Royal Mail Ship and are not interchangeable between whichever ships you are referring to. Sorry to be nit picky, I'm just still confused about the DD mystery ship. 'I Dunno' which 'DD',the op is talking about?..But I've just checked the 'old wiki'..and apart from the RMS Carpathian and the SS Californian!.....
#13 Posted by
on 15 April, 2010, 9:26
I always thought this was common knowledge about how the Titanic sank Me too! I guess the author of that book didn't know that we know
#14 Posted by
on 19 May, 2010, 5:35
The Californian in my opinion was villified unfairly. The captain had ordered the ship to shut down for the night as it was in an ice field and 'at risk'. Captain Stanley Lord enquired whether it was the nearest ship to the Titanic as he was concerned about moving through the ice-field but would do so if there was no-one else in the vincinity. He was informed that there were two other ships closer - one which mysteriously disappeared and decades later the captain confessed on his deathbed that they were less than 10 miles away but committing an illegal act of sealing and didn't want to get cau...
#15 Posted by
on 19 May, 2010, 7:09
I'm not sure which Titanic movie you're referring to, but the first ship to reach the survivors was Cunard's RMS Carpathia. By the way, while visually stunning and with some great adaptations, James Cameron's film Titanic, which I'm only assuming is the film you are referring to, would have (in my opinion) been a much better film had they cut back on the story of Jack and Rose just a touch and replaced the scenes the omitted from the actual story, which really would have helped explain the story better to those unfamiliar to the Titanic tragedy. Also, what do you mean when you refer to the ves...
#16 Posted by
on 19 May, 2010, 14:20
i didnt say it was the first to respond in fact i said they didnt respond at first because they thought the titanic was using their emergency flares as fireworks. in fact if they had responded at the time that titanic had launched her flares. no one would have had to go into the water they were that close. That is completely inaccurate. The Captain of the Californian was informed of the distress signals at approx. 01.10am. Lets say he acted on that and decided to go to the rescue. By the time they had fired up the liner, worked their way out of the compact ice field and travelled at its capabl...
#17 Posted by
on 23 May, 2010, 22:45
i heard the comments about the ship being close that it could have potentially saved more lives... quiet sad really.
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