I posted something about this in the Facebook group awhile ago and never got a response, so I am coming to the official forums. Essentially, I think most of us agree that had Titanic's crew done a better job at damage control, the ultimate sinking of the ship could have been delayed, if not prevented altogether; however, it is certainly the case that lessons about "modern" damage control were not really learned until the experience of the First World War. What I am curious about is what kind of damage control efforts could be expected on Titanic? Is there any source of information on damage control practices--ranging from rigging collision plates and fotherings to fire fighting--on large liners prior to the First World War. I've read Joseph Greely's short article on the damage control efforts, and while interesting, I think is demonstrably false. For example he claims no attempt at damage control was done whatsoever; however, we know that at a minimum an attempt was made by the engineering staff and firemen to save Boiler Room 6 by running extra bilge pump lines through the aft compartments.