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Samuel Halpern

Member and Contributor since March 2003

Samuel HalpernSamuel Halpern is a systems engineer and technologist by profession, with a longstanding interest in steamships and sailing vessels, the study of naval architecture and the practice of celestial and coastal navigation. He has been involved with the study of Titanic for many years, and is the principal author of the book Report Into the Loss of the SS Titanic – A Centennial Reappraisal. Samuel has written over 25 articles on Titanic, including several for Encyclopedia Titanica, and is a member of the Titanic Historical Society and Titanic International Society. He lives in Chicago.

1 Hour and 33 Minutes — A Time Difference Gone Wrong
Added 28th March 2018
Samual Halpern explains a Titanic time conundrum...
Rockets, Lifeboats, and Time Changes
The story of what took place on the tramp steamer Californian the night of April 14, 1912, is one of those tales that cause some people to argue and fight, and ...
ROCKETS, LIFEBOATS, AND TIME CHANGES
It's A CQD Old Man: 41.46 North, 50.14 West
This two-part article is primarily concerned with how the Titanic’s reported distress positions came about, and why they were so far west of the now known position of the Titanic wreck site. ...
IT'S A CQD OLD MAN: 41.46 NORTH, 50.14 WEST
Why A Low Angle Break?
Titanic may have split in two at a relatively shallow angle...
WHY A LOW ANGLE BREAK?
Titanic's Prime Mover
An Examination of Propulsion and Power...
TITANIC'S PRIME MOVER
Olympic and Titanic : Maiden Voyage Mysteries
Charting the maiden voyage route...
OLYMPIC AND TITANIC : MAIDEN VOYAGE MYSTERIES
Keeping Track of a Maiden Voyage
What was the route the Titanic took on her maiden voyage?...
KEEPING TRACK OF A MAIDEN VOYAGE
The Record Speaks!
In his latest opinion piece, Senan Molony said that it is important to bear in mind that Hugh Woolner is merely a battleground for the real issue, the claim that Collapsible C “left the Titanic close to her climactic consummation.” Yet, the final ...
Iceberg Right Ahead
How many icebergs were sighted the night the Titanic went down?...
ICEBERG RIGHT AHEAD
Titanic's Hidden Deck
An examination of Titanic's double bottom...
TITANIC'S HIDDEN DECK

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Samuel Halpern (2022) Prelude to an Allision: Titanic’s Fatal Encounter Revisited, Independently published (30 July 2022)
Samuel Halpern et al. (2012) Report into the Loss of the SS Titanic: A Centennial Reappraisal, The History Press; Reprint edition (8 Sept. 2016)
Samuel Halpern (2019) Strangers on the Horizon: Titanic and Californian – A Forensic Approach, Independently published (11 Nov. 2019)
Samuel Halpern & Mark Chirnside (2015) The Sting of the Hawke: Collision in the Solent, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (10 Jan. 2015)
Samuel Halpern (2022) Titanic - An Enigma in Time, Independently published (6 Feb. 2022)