first officer murdoch

  1. Jadey

    Lack of information on profile

    Hi Everyone, I just jumped on to the profile of Mr William McMaster Murdoch and found a surprising lack of information. Is there a reason for this? Am i not clicking the right links? For such a prominent person in Titanic's history i'm surprised is all. Is there a place i can go to find out...
  2. Dan Kappes

    Watertight Doors closed BEFORE Collision in film

    In this film, Murdoch orders the watertight doors closed moments BEFORE the Titanic hits the iceberg. It seems to me that this film is implying that Murdoch realized the Titanic was too close to avoid the iceberg and that the collision was imminent and that he ordered the doors closed as a...
  3. T

    The Iceberg

    Once the iceberg was spotted, we know Murdoch ordered Hard-A-Starboard and the engines [Answer here, please] While the collision was taking place, did Murdoch port around the iceberg or did the ship keep turning to starboard? Or did the ship scrape the whole iceberg, and somehow managed not...
  4. Dan Parkes

    New Evidence -Why Quartermaster Hichens Was Not in Capetown in 1914

    Sally Nilsson, great-granddaughter of Quartermaster Robert Hichens, based her book "The Man Who Sank Titanic" on a dubious letter that put Hichens as a Harbourmaster in Cape Town in 1914 leading to an inference that he was 'paid of' by the White Star Line with a lifelong job for as long as he...
  5. J Burdette

    Murdoch-Wilde Animosity

    I was reading a book entitled "Great Ship Disasters" when I came to a section on the Titanic. It says there was "bitterness" between Henry Wilde and William "Murdock" (sic) due to the officer reshuffle, when Murdoch was knocked down a rank. Really? I know Lightoller appeared to have gone over...
  6. A

    Good bye, Good Luck - The Biography of William Murdoch

    I have a copy of this book for sale, signed and numbered. I bought it when the movie first came out as I was very intrigued by Murdoch and wanted to get more insight into him. Its a lovely book and in near perfect condition. I'd rather it go to someone who will enjoy it than just throw it on...
  7. A

    Good-Bye, Good Luck - The Biography of William Murdoch by Susanne Stormer

    I have a copy of this book for sale, signed and numbered. I bought it when the movie first came out as I was very intrigued by Murdoch and wanted to get more insight into him. Its a lovely book and in near perfect condition. I'd rather it go to someone who will enjoy it than just throw it on...
  8. M

    Murdoch and Wilde

    Hi all new here and I have a few questions hopefully people can help 1)Other then the fatal full asteern order Murdoch gave that aside could he have done something to save the ship,prehaps hard to port instead?... 2)What was Cheif Officer wilde's duties on the ship and what did he do on...