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Richard Paola

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does anybody recall if this line came from ANTR or Titanic (1953) ?? i always remember that officer telling that to Captain Smith's after he asked "Can we shore up ?? " ... was he referring to the pumps ? How much damage could be sustained for the pumps to be of any use ?
 
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Shoring involves the use of heavy wooden beams (I was trained to use 6x6) erected in a heavy frame work to brace up a bulkhead that's likely to collapse without the additional support.

Regarding pumps, a better question might be "How much damage can a ship sustain befor they are of no use?} In the case of the Titanic, the pumps had a maximum pumping capacity of 1700 tons of water per hour. The Titanic flooded at about 7 tons per second.

Kind of overmatched there. About all the pumps did was delay the inevitable.
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Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 

Sam Brannigan

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What a great line!! (especially if followed with "me hearties" or like exclamation)

It's definitely not in ANTR though.

Regards

Sam
 
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Jack Coburn

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Didn't Captain Smith say that line in the '97 Titanic as well ?
 

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