- Jul 8, 1999
Our friend side-stepping the point under discussion? Not really for the first time, is it Julian?You have adroitly side stepped my response that it must have been obvious Titanic had sunk to debunk your own view.
I can think of 3 possibilities but accept that none of them might be true. Please remember that it is conjecture only before telling me off.What we don't know for sure is why Cottam didn't send any wireless messages from approximately 3.15am to 8.30am on the 15th April.
- You mentioned that the wireless set on the Carpathia was an older model. Cottam had been using it a lot earlier that night. Knowing that once the survivors were on board the set would be overworked, might he have been servicing it in readiness?
- Again, knowing that Cottam would be working had sending out both official and private messages once the survivors were on board, Rostron might have allowed Cottam - or even instructed him - to take a break when he could.
- Considering the amount of work involved to prepare the Carpathia to receive over 700 survivors and then the actual tasks of helping them as they came aboard, every available pair of hands would have been required. Maybe that included Cottam.