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It wasn't Captain Smith's call to go full steam ahead!

April 11 2012 at 11:53 PM
Hal  (Login tracer69)


Response to What actually might have spared the Titanic

It was White Star Managing Director Bruce Ismay who wanted the feather in HIS cap for a faster Atlantic crossing than the rival Cunard line, which is why he ordered all 29 of Titanic's boilers lit off, resulting in a speed of 22.5 knots or more!

Captain Smith wanted a more cautious speed, knowing Titanic was approaching ice fields.

Smith went down with the ship, while Ismay entered a lifeboat filled with women and children, thus saving his arse!

Hal


    
This message has been edited by tracer69 on Apr 12, 2012 6:35 PM


 
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