John William Mahaney
I read somewhere something about ships having what's called collision mats. Anybody here an expert on them and why didn't Titanic use them? Also, it's surprising she didn't have searchlights as I believe some other ships of the time did!
I have wondered that question myself for some time. I read one place that collision mats were standard on White Star Line vessels. A different white star vessel had used them and remained afloat after a collision for 12 hours allowing rescue of all people on board. I don't know if the Titanic actually carried them but if so why they were not used I do not know. this is one of many signs of poor training and/or out and out
gross incompetence and part of the crew