An update for you, Julian.I think we have both been exploring a "textual analysis" of the documentary evidence, Sam, but I don't think we have yet explored fully a number of 'gaps'.
Harrison has left with the Liverpool Museum apparently a diary of his research that has not been fully disclosed, and cannot be examined currently during covid.
We ought to be able to properly explain why Gibson was away from the bridge for pretty much 1 hour out of his 4 hour 'Middle Watch'.
We ought to explore this a bit further?
Why was Gibson sent off the bridge to go and find something that apparently he couldn't find easily and within a reasonable amount of time?
I am very curious over all this, and incidentally grateful to the Moderators for allowing me to continue this line of questioning.
(I've got my first covid vaccination on Wednesday - hope you are keeping safe all of you - I really do sincerely hope you all are).
Boxhall knew exactly where the two boxes of socket signals were stored - in the wheelhouse, bridge sheltered area or chartroom. He did not send aft for these signals - he sent for the detonators to fire them. These, like all detonators and self igniting rockets (except for night signals) would have been stored in a magazine locker remote from the actual projectile box. In Titanic's case on the poop deck, away from the passenger accommodation.