The four surviving officers of the Titanic. From left to right, Harold Lowe, Charles Lightoller, Joseph Boxhall. Sitting : Herbert Pitman. Français : Les quatre officiers rescapés du naufrage du Titanic posant peu après la catastrophe. Debout, de gauche à droite : Harold Lowe, Charles Lightoller, Joseph Boxhall. Assis : Herbert Pitman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
At ten o’clock First Officer Murdoch relieves Second Officer Lightoller as the officer of the watch. Lightoller makes his after watch tour before going to his stateroom to get some much needed sleep. Lookouts Fleet and Lee relieve Jewel and Symons, they pass on Lightoller’s ice warning. In about 25 minutes the radio operator of the SS Californian would attempt to warn the Titanic of ice ahead, only to be told to shut up by Jack Phillips.
Titanic was now going ahead full on a collision course with an iceberg that would send her to the bottom of the ocean. A collision that would leave more than 1500 people in life jackets to freeze to death in the North Atlantic waters.
An event that would haunt more than 700 survivors for the rest of their lives. An event that seems almost inevitable, an event that if it had not happened to Titanic it would have happened to another ship. Technology had advanced beyond our understanding of the dangers, but soon we would understand the error of our hubris.
Titanic Memorial inside St Augustine of Hippo Church This is a memorial to a James Paul Moody, 6th Officer on R.M.S. Titanic, drowned in the North Atlantic, April 10th, 1912. The inscription is on the horizontal arm of the silver crucifix. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Titanic (Ship) Post card of the S. S.Titanic. Collided with an iceberg 10.15pm Sunday 14 April 1912. Sank at 2.20am. Latitude 41.46N. Longitude 50.14W. Gross tonnage 46,328. Length 883 feet. Breadth 92 feet 6 inches. 104 feet high from keel to navigation bridge. Speed 22 1/2 knots. Jack Phillips was the brave Chief Marconi Operator who flashed out his messages till the ship went down. (Description supplied with photograph). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Cargo ship SS Californian underway in San Francisco Bay on builder's trials in 1900. She later served as United States Navy cargo ship USS Californian. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
William McMaster Murdoch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)