More Research on the Californian Saga


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Hi, Dave (Gittins):

Thanks for the clarification. Indeed, any potential difference in necessary proximity is not a huge one, and I've always found your treatments of this quite sensible and well-constructed. Likewise, what I perceive as some brilliant insights on Rostron's "2:40" and Boxhall's CQD position.

David (Brown): Well, whatever else they may have been used for, the green flares definitely formed a part of White Star's company signals, or could serve as such independently, as defined in the Merchant Shipping Act of 1894:
"Green pyro light, followed by rocket throwing 2 green stars, rocket being followed by another green pyro light; or two green pyro lights exhibited simultaneously"

(Emphasis mine. Excerpted from Dave Billnitzer's "The Titanic and the Californian" web page, "Company Signals". See also Reade, "The Ship that Stood Still".)​
But the quip was really just that -- a slight poke at the Californian.

Regards,
John Feeney
 
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