In truth, except for seeing that 1953 "Titanic"movie , I had never seen or heard of the Titanic, until I "discovered" this website in 2005. Much less Stanley Lord or Walter Lord.Hello Bob. Thanks for the clarifiction.
However, I am of the opinion that the question illustrated the limited knowledge of the questioner in that there was legal remedy for Captain Lord at the time. The problem as I see it was that those who judged had found the ideal subject upon which they could pile inuendo after inuendo and thus detract the attention of the public and the press from many real "truths" concerning what happened and the events leading up to it.
The real judges of Captain Lord were his peers... those who, in their daily working lives, could find themselves in a lifboat or in the water at a moment's notice nd withour warning
Sailors believed that that the principal signs of bad luck were.
In truth, not until 2008, when I joined this illustious band of brothers, did I ever hear the name 'Captain Lord'.