You and me -both. "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king".Jim,
please do not tell anybody but I am not sure I agree with myself. I completely lost in all these times
The following were supplied to the Titanic :Major Peuchen said one of the lifeboats had - "a sort of a bluish light......we thought at first was a steamer or something." Was this bluish light coming from Boxhall's flares? Was the atmopshere causing the light to turn blue?
Titanic fired rockets which were reportedly white, but Hichens said - "They were blue."
John Poingdestre said he saw an emergency boat with - "a blue or a green light."
Ernest Gill on the Californian saw the tail end of the rockets and said - "They looked to me to be pale blue, or white. It would be apt to be a very clear blue."
Was something in the atmosphere affecting the colours?
"Distress signals. - These were supplied of number and pattern approved by Board of Trade - i.e., 36 socket signals in lieu of guns, 12 ordinary rockets, 2 Manwell Holmes deck flares, 12 blue lights, and 6 lifebuoy lights.