Opinions on what this should have resulted don't count here. What does is available data. That is where trial data comes into play. Forget about Olympic, there was a reference I've seen of a full speed turn done on the Titanic during her trials where it was noted that she took on a slight heel that caused no discomfort. I'm not at home now to dig up where that came from, by I curious enough to see if the heel angle can be estimated from known data that is available. When I get back I'll dig that stuff up.quote:
Had Hichens thrown the helm 'hard over' even 15-30 seconds before the impact, Titanic should have responded almost immediately by heeling into either a wicked starboard or port turn. Such an aggressive turn made at such a fast speed would, in my opinion, have resulted in a pronounced rolling of the vessel which would have been noticed by everyone onboard. This would have been a grabbing on to the wall or railing kind of manuever.
Trial data can be very useful to test different hypotheses in either an analytical approach or a simulated approach. If you want to use a simulator it best to put in the turning characteristics of the ship you are trying to simulate, some I've said many times before regarding certain simulations done at that MMA.
BTW, I was on the USS Saipan a couple of years ago when she put through a 21 knot hard turn to port as it were. You did not have to grab onto anything.