...The only place you see search lights used on a ship as a matter of routine are on Great Lakes bulkers, and at that, only for maneuvering in highly restricted waters. Out on the open ocean, they just aren't practical.
"...The navigation and orders given were entirely under the purview of Captain Smith and there was absolutely nothing at all unusual or remarkable about how the ship was managed. They kept to the practice of the day and that was the part which turned out to be dangerously flawed..."
I read that it was recommended even at that time:
One of the dangerous flaws that comes to my mind is that the poor captain didn't receive the latest ice warnings, so he couldn't react accordingly in time. Earlier, the captain had responded to a warning by changing course a bit.
Yes, he did alter course - but only slightly.Where did you read that there was no course change? (I'm trying to read everything I can.) For example, the Encyclopedia Britannica states:
After receiving iceberg warnings throughout the day, Captain Smith changes the Titanic's course, heading slightly south. However, the ship's speed is not lowered."
(Timeline of the Titanic’s Final Hours)
p.s. I like that term, "bergy bits." It'd be funny if it wasn't so sad.
I will check it out. Thanks. Glad it went well for you guys. Sounds like fun and sure this time of year is nice in that part of the country. Hope you guys got to over indulge in some good southern food. I wouldn't be able to resist. Cheers.The conference went very well. If you know where my Facebook page is, I have over 500 photos in a public access album if you care to drop by and check them out.
I definitely can't speak from personal boating experience, but it still seems sensible to me that ships be provided some type of lights as an option to use as needed for a variety of peculiar or practical circumstances.
I went and checked out your pics. Looks like a good time had by all. From your pics it looks like you guys ate well. I need to get there someday. The place looks really interesting. A coincidence that they had a display about the Kosher kitchen on Titanic. I had just learned about that the other day looking up info on Titanic's galley/ovens. Just a brief observation. There didn't seem to be very many younger people there. Maybe it was just the pics you took. I just bring it up because I watched an interesting video the other night about us Boomer's and how when we depart many things that are valuable today won't be in the future...like classic cars, Gibson guitars, art works..ect. I wonder if Titanic and history in general is going to be part of that. Anyway glad you guys had fun. Cheers.I will check it out. Thanks. Glad it went well for you guys. Sounds like fun and sure this time of year is nice in that part of the country. Hope you guys got to over indulge in some good southern food. I wouldn't be able to resist. Cheers.