I'm afraid you either have to bight the bullet Sam or discount the man's testimony all together.
No Jim, I'm afraid you need to bight the bullet.
Based on a peak height of about 70 ft above water (little higher than the boat deck), the berg that Titanic struck would be classified as a medium sized iceberg by the IIP. Those ranged from 50-150 ft in height and 210-400 ft in length above water, and represented about 15% of the total iceberg distribution for IIP's 1964 season.
Scarrott was not the only survivor who saw the alleged culprit, some after the sun came up in the morning.
HENRY STENGEL: "There was one of them, particularly, that I noticed, a very large one, which looked something like the Rock of Gibraltar; it was high at one point, and another point came up at the other end, about the same shape as the rock of Gibraltar... I was a good ways off. It was not quite as large as the Titanic but it was an enormous, large iceberg."
ESTHER HART: "and moving slowly and majestically along all by itself, a mile or so in length, in form like the pictures of Gibraltar I have seen, was the monster iceberg, the cause of all our trouble."
AB OSMAN: "It was round, and then had one big point sticking up on one side of it…It was apparently dark, like dirty ice."
We're not talking about some small, insignificant, 6000 ton oversized growler here.