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Colin John James

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I'm sure some of my more learned friends out there will have the answer to this.

How far had TITANIC travelled when she was rudely interupted, and how much further was there to go.
 
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Trent Pheifer

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This was taking directly from Titanic: A Journey Through Time by Eaton and Haas

April 10--Southampton to Cherbourg--89 miles

April 10-11--Cherbourg to Queenstown--315 miles

April 11-12--At Sea (noon to noon)--386 miles

April 12-13--At Sea (noon to noon)--519 miles

April 13-14--At Sea (noon to noon)--546 miles

April 14--At Sea (noon to 11:40 PM)--260 miles

Estimated distance following collision--5+/- miles

Grand Total for the trip--2120 miles

I am not sure how many miles were left in the trip

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I wonder if the figure would change for the distance traveled if the ship was run at half speed after it had come to a stop. In other words in addition to the 5+/- miles for stopping the ship.

Maureen.
 
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I think that 5+ miles includes the possible distance the ship traveled after the collision with the iceberg. Running at half speed, she wouldn't get very far and we don't know how long she made way either.

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If the ship resumed making way...and there is extremely strong evidence that it did...the direction of travel appears to have been to the north, at almost right angles to the original course. Thus, no "forward" (meaning toward New York) progress was accomplished. As Parks has suggested, Captain Smith was most interested in moving closer to the regular steamer tracks which were to his north. Smith was aware that his ship would not reach New York from the outset.

-- David G. Brown
 
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