>>so there is a good chance that he was wrong about some things.<<

Some would insist that Dr. Ballard is wrong about a lot of things. I wouldn't be one of them. He's far from perfect or above criticism but more and more, I see a lot of the swipes taken at the man as being gratuitous.

But that's just me. As always, your results may vary.
Yes true,Historians will never be 100% right,but there the only one's we can learn off, cause we wern't born back then.
I look at you're posts being 95% right,mine about 35% Cheers
>>Yes true,Historians will never be 100% right,but there the only one's we can learn off, cause we wern't born back then.<<

One other option if you can get anywhere near where the records are kept is to do the research for yourself. If nothing else, you can form your own opinions without having been influanced by somebody else's bias. It's tedious, make no mistake about it, but it rewards those who are persistant.
>>You mean a libary?<<

A library is a good start and it can give you a sense of direction, but I was thinking more along the lines of actual records archives where the documents, statements, afidavits, depositions, certificates and transcripts are stored.
That will be great to get actual documents, but i think only histains or family ancesters will have real records and documents.
Do you own real documents realtating to the titanic?
>>Do you own real documents realtating to the titanic?<<

I have copies of the inquiry and limitation of liabilty deposition transcripts as well as copies of some of the certificates. I also have copies of a couple of books written by survivors. That's about it.
EJ would've been accused of manslaughter and negligence if he had survived. Just look at what's happening to the Italian captain on the Costa Concordia. A dozen people died and he's in jail for manslaughter. If EJ had survived people would want his head for sure.
EJ would have been charged criminaly, probably villified by the press and would have ended like Bruce Ismay.
Many people hail the captain as a hero, purely for the fact that he went down with the ship But what if he saved himself, or got saved by someone else. He would have testified in the inquiry, and might have gave a reason on why the lifeboat drill was cancelled. Many other questions would have been solved, like whether Ismay really wanted the ship to increase speed, and all the confusion about the Iceberg earnings not being delivered to the bridge.

But the important question, would he still be hailed as a hero. The blame of the sinking would have been shifted on to the captain, and the public opinion would have surely been negative, he might even be labeled coward. The fact that Captain Smith went down with the ship, might be the pure reason why so many love him to this day.
In any event, people look for someone to blame.
Smith would've been the scapegoat and would have been unfairly pilloried in the press on both sides of the pond.
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