Everybody is on a learning curve.I see. Sorry I’m a bit naive on this, I just know the basics.
Britannic might have managed done a LOT better if the watertight doors had been closed. Obviously there's some fudge factor here because we have no idea how much distortion would have been caused by the mine's explosion. Given a sufficient amount of racking and anything can be distorted, but in my opinion, had all of the doors been shut in the first place, the ship would have survived.I do however believe Olympic and Britannic were the safest passenger ships in the world in 1915. And look what happened to Britannic.