I think Brad Payne also has done a good article about the supposed fate of Bo'sun Alfred Nichols and his men. I also believe that it is a myth they Nichols and his 6 men (whose identities only Nichols could have known) died trying to open a gangway door on D-deck. The actual point is that after Lightoller gave the order to Nichols at 01:05 am, the two men did not meet again and since the Second Officer did not know the identities of the 6 men who went down with Nichols, he could not have been any wiser if one or more of them had passed him in the next hour and a bit.Go just over half way down the page below and read the lengthy section entitled "The Disappearing Boatswain". I think you will find it deeply interesting and Dr Lee explains his reasoning in painstaking detail, provides helpful graphics and provides a source at every step:
I understand, although the best I could do would to show a picture of the baseboard of the Gangway in 1986, and I doubt that's what we need.You would have a problem seeing it on that scale, Cam. you would need to be well back from the target.
I've actually already read this twice, just remembered.Sure thing.
Scroll three quarters of the way down until you come to the pic of the gangway door on the wreck. You'll find the relevant bit there. Here's the address again in case you need it - http://www.paullee.com/titanic/belowdecks.php
I'm not going to quote the whole article because I have a great a dislike of people who copy and paste entire articles (complete with graphics) and put them in ET posts. It's not the done thing in my opinion.
Your only 109 years too late Jim. In early 1913, Albert Moulton Foweraker published an analysis of the Californian affair based on his own research into the reported events, and his personal correspondence with Captain Stanley Lord. Foweraker believed there were seven mystery ships about, not counting the Californian, Titanic, Carpathia, Mount Temple, Frankfurt and Almerian that he had identified on his chart.Look at the available evidence without blinkers, you will see that there were at least 7 mystery ships in the area between 11-30 pm and 3-30 am the next morning.
1. Boxhall's moving ship.
2. Rostron's west-bound ship.
3. Lord's nearby ship which Stone claimed sailed away
4. Groves' twin steaming light ship which disappeared 10 minutes after Lord's nearby ship stopped.
5. Stewart's yellow funnel ship which stopped against the ice to the southward.
6. Moore's southward sailing sailing ship.
7. Moore's small cargo ship which crossed his bow heading SE. ward.
However, note that there were no moving ships on the eastern side of the ice barrier that night and only two of the above list were too late on the scene to be contenders. There was another contender, but you can all do the ground work yourselves or buy my book if it ever gets printed.
You are never too late or too old to learn. Sam... Happy New Year!Your only 109 years too late Jim. In early 1913, Albert Moulton Foweraker published an analysis of the Californian affair based on his own research into the reported events, and his personal correspondence with Captain Stanley Lord. Foweraker believed there were seven mystery ships about, not counting the Californian, Titanic, Carpathia, Mount Temple, Frankfurt and Almerian that he had identified on his chart.
That story was proven to be completely untrue decades ago.One time I heared in a documentary that the light on the horizen was a ilegel seal fishing ship that did not go to titanics aid due to there illegal fishing...what has humanity come to?