Boxhall claimed the collision was felt a mere 10 second walking distance from his door. Either Boxhall was right and Scarrott was wrong, or: Scarrott was right and Boxhall was wrong, or: Both of them were right which emphasises what the other survivors had heard Fleet say i.e. That multiple warnings were made and ignored. One possible explanation could be related to what Captain Lord of the Californian said - "I was sometimes mistaking the stars low down on the horizon for steamer’s lights." I recall the lookouts on the Parisian did the same thing and kept misreporting to their bridge that there were ships on the horizon when in fact they were just stars. Perhaps Fleet and Lee had done exactly the same as both other ships, but they were too ashamed to admit their mistakes at the public Inquiry and were afraid of digging themselves deeper into trouble. One can only speculate. For instance Fleet told the US Inquiry that they did not ring 7 bells at 11.30pm because "we generally miss it" but Reginald Lee told the UK Inquiry afterwards that they did ring 7 bells. It feels like the US Inquiry was just a rehearsal for the crew to weed out and correct the mistakes that were said. As Lightoller described the US Inquiry as being of "little consequence" and that the main British Inquiry was simply a "whitewash" to protect the interests of the company and the board of trade. It is odd that Scarrott was never asked if the weather was clear or hazy when he saw the iceberg pass the ship. Since Mr. Shiers testified that there was a "thick haze" when he saw the iceberg pass by. Perhaps the British Inquiry did not want to dig too deep on the subject and were happy to hear and dismiss Reginald Lee's claim that there was a dense haze and did not press harder on the subject for fear of learning that he was right after all. .