Samuel Halpern

Samuel Halpern
  • Articles, Stories and Pictures (11)

    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?
    In the James Cameron film "Titanic," we all saw the stern of the ship rise up in the air and take on a relatively steep angle as the bow of the ship sank deeper and deeper into the water. Suddenly, the hull split and the stern came crashing back o...
    WHY A LOW ANGLE BREAK? 
    Speed and Revolutions
    "We were working out a slip table, and we had not quite finished when she went down. All of us were on, working out a slip table, how many turns of the engine it would require to do so many knots; and all this, and it tapered down." - Titanic's 5t...
    SPEED AND REVOLUTIONS 
    Titanic's Prime Mover
    An Examination of Propulsion and Power...
    TITANIC'S PRIME MOVER 
    Olympic and Titanic : Maiden Voyage Mysteries
    ROUTES ACROSS THE ATLANTIC The new White Star liner Olympic, the first of three gigantic liners ordered by the White Star Line for the highly competitive transatlantic service, was launched from the Queen’s Island ya...
    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 
    Iceberg Right Ahead
    We all know the story how lookout Frederick Fleet had sighted an iceberg at about 11:40 PM on April 14th 1912, went to the lookout bell and struck it 3 times to indicate that something was seen ahead, and then went to the telephone and ...
    ICEBERG RIGHT AHEAD 
    Titanic's Hidden Deck
    An examination of Titanic's double bottom...
    TITANIC'S HIDDEN DECK