The ship is steaming at 22 1/2 knots. Lookout Frederick Fleet sights an iceberg. He rings the bridge. "What did you see", is the response. He replies "Iceberg right ahead"! It is estimated that 37 seconds pass between the sighting and the collision.
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(1912) Frederick Fleet sights an Iceberg Titanic Timeline (ref: #1551, accessed 8th February 2016 10:05:21 AM) URL : http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/frederick-fleet-sights-an-iceberg.html
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Added to Encyclopedia Titanica Thursday 28th August 2003, last updated Saturday 12th September 2015.