Knowledge of the ships fate when the evacuation procedure began.

David1819

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Thomas Andrews knew early on that the ship was doomed. I am under the impression that he revealed this to Capt Smith, Ismay and Murdoch ect. While the other crew members were told to follow their orders and not ask questions.

I could be wrong but I get the impression that from 12:00AM til around 1:30AM. 99% of people on that ship did not know it was going to sink.

Is my understanding on this correct? If so why? Was it to not alarm the passengers thus making the evacuation less chaotic?
 

Kyle Naber

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“You have to remember that fine line between creating panic and instilling urgency”- Ken Marshall.

I would say it was a combination of not wanting to frighten the passengers and the fact that important messages flow very slowly through a ship with no PA system. I would even go as far as saying 2:00am being a time when some people weren’t aware of the danger- especially with language barriers.