Augusto Félix Solari
Yes, but this would have made the ship dramatically unstable given the free surface effect. It might have capisized.Would the Captain have made every attempt possible to save his ship? Survivors heard him order the passengers to the starboard side "To keep the ship up as long as possible". Would he also attempt to raise the watertight doors (maybe only a few inches) and allow the water to travel aft and thereby draining the water away from the bow as it travelled aft and reduced the downward trim? Would Thomas Andrews do everything in his power to keep the ship up as long as possible and come up with a procedure to filter the water out from one compartment and channel it into another compartment in an attempt to keep the ship steady and keep her afloat long enough for help to arrive?
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