James Douglas Smith
Forgive me if I am merely repeating a question that has already come up on another strain, but in reading Geoffrey Marcus's book, Maiden Voyage, I have noticed that he cites several instances of "near misses" between icebergs and ships on the North Atlantic route--at least one of which involved Officer Murdoch. Invariably these were hushed up by the officers. And I began to wonder: perhaps the Titanic had similar experiences during her maiden voyage prior to her encounter at 11:40. Is there any chance that she had already dodged an iceberg or two, or any evidence that the lookouts had even sighted other icebergs before then? After all, in The Night Lives On, Walter Lord asserts that Titanic had been steaming through ice-infested waters for over two hours.