Thank you for that earth-shattering revelation, Bob. It "leaves" me breathless at the breadth of your Titanic knowledge. I'ts a great pity that you couldn't explain the missing men in the nest.Jim: your lack of Titanic knowledge is once again in evidence. This photo was taken during a press tour around 10:30 am on April 10, 1912 by a photographer from Illustrations Bureau. Leaves and plant trimmings can be seen on deck at his feet. These were from palms and other greenery set there by florists the previous night prior to distributing them throughout the public rooms of the ship. You need to just stick to seamanship. You are out of your depth with Titanic history.
PS. The ship did not commence her service until the passengers began to board. But then you knew that too.Thank you for that earth-shattering revelation, Bob. It "leaves" me breathless at the breadth of your Titanic knowledge. I'ts a great pity that you couldn't explain the missing men in the nest.
We know, don't we Jim?They are only boring if a contributor becomes entrenched in a pre-conceived notion and refuses to respond to dissection or criticism of that notion.
Yes it is a pair of gloves. It is better visible at the photos taken a few feet forward outside the Navigation Bridge on the port side.So what is he holding in his left hand? A pair of Gloves? And where does that port hole behind his left foot lead too? Ioannis, Bob, anyone?
OK then, Sam, instead of telling me what it is not...explain to me what it is.Sorry my experienced friend, but that dark shape you pointed to in post #108 cannot be the nest door. From the level that that photo was taken, the 'door' to the nest could not be seen.
Thank you for a positive reply. I would agree decks bellows would be a certainly amount of mess as there is work to be completed.It is the loos end of a rope/fall which is running from the left side into the navigation bridge.
The full extent of the icefield they heading toward was not known beforehand. Besides, they actually struck the berg a few miles before reaching the pack ice which was not seen until it became daylight.How could safe navigation be practiced without any ability to see the ice they were sailing into?
But then you asked: "How ...is anybody, from the lookouts in the crow's nest, to the men on the bridge, to the officer patrolling the back of the ship, going to see ANYTHING if there is no moon?"I believe ... the ship was dodging icebergs for a good hour before the collision.
I mean, even with the stars that night, the iceberg was also really black too. You wouldn't be able to win if I told you to spot the black dot on a black piece of paper.But then you asked: "How ...is anybody, from the lookouts in the crow's nest, to the men on the bridge, to the officer patrolling the back of the ship, going to see ANYTHING if there is no moon?"
You can't dodge what you cannot see.