It is interesting that survivors felt a strong list to port and others did not, and some felt the downward tilt and yet others said it was barely noticeable. The timing of these accounts overlapped yet they had different opinions of the tilt and list. I live on a hill which overlooks a harbour and slipway. I noticed that when I wear different footwear (shoes, boots, or trainers) and stand on the hill and the harbour slip way and face different positions I get a completely different opinion of the tilt downwards or the list sideways (depending on which the way I am facing). It made me wonder, if the survivors' footwear had some part to play in their estimations of the starboard list, and the port list, and the downward tilt. Is it possible that their footwear affected their estimations?