Methinks you use the word "claim" in error. Captain Smith used the 8pm DR I didn't "claim" that. Captain Smith's distress position is exactly 20 miles ahead of the wreck site...I didn't "claim" that. So tell me...what is it that I am claiming?So if not you, who else is making such a claim? I'm going to tell you the last time. Speed or distance through the water is not the same as speed or distance over the earth's surface. You know that. The log measures distance through the water. If the ship 21 knots by log, then she was making 42 miles every 2 hours through the water which can only mean her revolutions had to be less than what was reported over the previous 24 hours. In fact, they would have had to go from about 75rpm down to 71-72rmp. No such reduction had taken place from all reports given. The ship did not slow down.
You wrote: "I'm going to tell you the last time."
Thank heaven! for small mercies.
I do not need any lectures from you, Sam. I have navigated very large vessels using a patent log more times than I can remember But just in case you missed this one the last time...ships travel over water, not land. The distance they travel is the distance between 2 points on the surface of that same water. The patent log measures the distance the ship dragged it across the surface of the water, not the surface of the earth.
The distance Titanic dragged her patent log rotor over the surface of the water from Noon until QM Rowe read it was 260 miles. That distance was made good in 2 directions other than the planned ones of 240.5 true and 265.5 True. The only way that distance could have been made good in these planned directions would have been if the steering was perfect, there was no wind or currents and Titanic turned exactly at the position intended...The Corner...42 North...47 West.
To imagine that she did so is totally absurd and exhibits a less than full knowledge of the behavior of ships.
If I remember correctly. your original theory concerning time involved increased revolutions because of the number of boilers put online that evening. Then you found out about reduction in firing.
This latest idea requires you to be better informed than a highly qualified individual whose sole occupation was marine navigation.
I suggest your problem is that you do not ask why but decide in advance.
The question you and everyone should ask is Why did 5th Officer Lowe state that the ship's average speed was 20.95? And before you even think about it...please don't trot out that tired old bit of "I divided distance to the Corner etc bit of Lowe's evidence. In fact, he probably multiplied 5 hours 50 minutes by 20.95 to get the distance steamed to The Corner to work his 5-50 pm DR.
We are not all perfect, Sam...particulary if we have just survived the world's worst maritime disaster and are being cross examined by a bunch of amateurs.