Seaman in Father Browne's photo

B-rad

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So, upon discussing this further with others (not on this site :) ) We were debating rather or not the top line on the window should have been angled upwards, but instead just taking from the height of the outer edge, as seen.
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So, for kicks and giggles I redid the numbers to account for this.

153 pixels - 4 pixels = 149

149/46in = 3.239130434782609 pixels per inch

223 pixels of man / 3.239130434782609 = 68.84563758389261 inches

68.84563758389261/12 = 5.737136465324384 feet

0.737136465324384x12 = 8.84in

5ft 8in

I will leave it to own personal judgement as to which is more accurate, though I would enjoy any input!
 
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"There was difficulty in casting off the falls. Norman Chambers recalled that the 'little quartermaster had to crawl between our legs to the amidship portion of the boat in order to reach what was apparently called the "trigger", which is, I believe, a mechanism used to release both falls simultaneously'...".

Quote from On a Sea of Glass: The Life and Loss of the RMS Titanic, referring to Lifeboat 5, which we all know was the boat Perkis boarded.
 

B-rad

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Thanks, Ryan. That was my guess.
Also , what does the star on the sleeve mean ? Just for White Star Line ? Or for a QM ?
Carpathia passenger, Carlos Hurd would write:

In the hastily compiled list of surviving members of the crew, the names of Hichens, and other quartermasters appear among able-bodied seamen, but the star and anchor on the left sleeve of each distinguishes their rank from the A.B.'s.
 

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(Note the man's head is tilted downward, so height is taken a back of elastic at cap)

Given the titled head, generally stooped demeanour and the elastic being just above his ears, are we not robbing this man of a few inches?

How tall was Oliver?
 

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(Note the man's head is tilted downward, so height is taken a back of elastic at cap)

Given the titled head, generally stooped demeanour and the elastic being just above his ears, are we not robbing this man of a few inches?

How tall was Oliver?
I will see if I have a copy of his employment card, maybe that says? But indeed I could be. Its my first time trying this method of measurement which is why I posted here hoping someone with better knowledge could confirm or deny, lol. I hope I didn't rob the poor guy.