- Jun 15, 2018
If Titanic had blown the fog horn would Californian not have heard it? It was a dead calm night.
3rd officer Pitman was asked if the Titanic's whistle could be heard 5 miles away.
Yes.Ooh that’s a good question, I’d like to know this.
No there was not. The steam blown off was coming out of the steam escape pipes. For the whistles there was another pipe, they could not use both. (Also the whistles need dry steam.)With no steam there was no way to blow them? There was plenty of steam been blow away! Probably the question of not to alarm the passengers is a good answer.
More like if the ship was 19-20 miles away as stated by Lord they wouldn't of heard it!
The steam would come from the boiler room, it run the pipe for whistles which had a water separator. The water would run down back to the boilers. However as I said, they could not use both pipes at the same time. After the steam was vented off by the escape pipes there was nothing left to use the whistles.Were did the dry steam come from? As Titanic boilers did not use super heated dry steam for the engines.
David-A bit of a trick question here...but what is the physical difference between a "whistle" and a "fog horn?" And, why do we differentiate between them?
-- David G. Brown