Who is Sparks anyway?Nonsense!
Groves said Lord left the bridge about 10-35 pm. Lord said that as he left the bridge at that time, he pointed out a light to the Officer (Groves). The officer replied that "he", not Lord, thought is was a star.
Lord was talking to the Chief Engineer and watching the approaching vessel from a lower deck. This was before he decided to go see the Sparks who did not send his message to Titanic until 11-55 pm. Since he was blocking Titanic, he must have attempt to do so before 11-55 because Titanic told him to shut up.
You are making this up as you go along or you are on a very, very steep learning curve at my expense.
Please read carefully the testimony of Mr. Evans
8977. Did you go on deck when you found the ship had stopped?
8978. I think you found the Captain and the Chief Engineer discussing the matter?
8979. And then did the Captain make a communication to you and ask you to do something?
- Well, Sir, he was talking about the ice then; he was talking to the Chief Officer. I asked him if anything was the matter, and if he wanted me. A little after that he came along to my cabin to talk to me.
8980. What did he want to know?
- He asked me what ships I had got.
8981. That means, what ships you were in touch with?
- In communication with.
8982. What did you say?
- I said, "I think the 'Titanic' is near us. I have got her."
8983. Did you say "I think the 'Titanic' is near us" or "is nearest"?
- Near us.
If by the time Mr. Evans came to the deck the Captain had already seen the light he would have asked him about nearby ships right away. The fact he did not proves he saw his first light sometime later.
So I am not making anything up. I am simply reading evidence.