But if the Captain Lord believed that the Lookouts’ testimonies will be helpful why din’t he request that they were called? Why didn’t he asked them to submit affidavits? It is also interesting why Walter Lord had never interviewed them, and why Lesley Harrison didn’t include their accounts in his book. Do we even know their names? Is it possible that they were sleeping? After all the Californian was stopped.Not only the Lookouts but other than the four witnesses we know of not one of the standby members of the 8 to Midnight and Midnight to 4 am Watches were questioned.
In fact, a nonsense of the entire Californian affair is that more weight was, and still is, placed on the evidence of crew members who were in bed while Titanic was firing her signals and the reports in newspapers, than those who actually saw saw them.