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by JohnJaeger
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Titanic Probabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 2440

Re: Titanic Probabilities

I am not a Titanic devotee. What relationship in the timeline of events did: (a) the realization that the "unsinkable" ship was doomed versus (b) the announcement to passengers and crew to abandon ship? B I have never been a Titanic devotee. My take on it was, "It sunk. So what?" But after listenin...
by JohnJaeger
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Titanic Probabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 2440

Re: Titanic Probabilities

As you point out there were many possibilities to save more lives in hindsight. However, I'm not sure the human psychology works that way when in crisis and within a finite time span, although I'm certainly no psychology expert. We humans often fail. Indeed we do, but Captain Edward Smith carried f...
by JohnJaeger
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Vanguard and Bismarck
Replies: 84
Views: 25191

Re: Vanguard and Bismarck

Entering a night sea battle is an awesome business.The enveloping darkness, hiding the enemy's .. seems a living thing, malignant and oppressive.Swishing water at the bow and stern mark an inexorable advance toward an unknown destiny. "Hiding the enemy's" what? Never mind. I looked it up. "hiding t...
by JohnJaeger
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Titanic Probabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 2440

Re: Titanic Probabilities

Hello John, Most of the forum members here are battleship-fixated warmongers (myself included) who typically disregard tedious matters such as the value of human lives - especially when it involves "merchant shipping" (one might invoke a trendy "smilie" here, but I really do not care for them). You...
by JohnJaeger
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Titanic Probabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 2440

Re: Titanic Probabilities

Not a very talkative group here, with 100 to 200 views of a topic per reply.
by JohnJaeger
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Titanic Probabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 2440

Re: Titanic Probabilities

To clarify the remark of Captain Smith's colliding the Olympic and resultant delay of construction of the Titanic (1 in 10,000 probability, IMO), the driveshaft of the Olympic was bent and therefore one of Titanic's driveshafts was removed to install on the Olympic and return it to service promptly ...
by JohnJaeger
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Titanic Probabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 2440

How Titanic's Passengers Could EASILY Have Been Saved

Now, suppose there had been one thoughtful officer on board, intent on saving as many passengers and crew as possible, as is every crewman's greatest responsibility. If he had ordered: 1. The crew to fill every lifeboat to capacity, confiscating all life jackets from women and children before they d...
by JohnJaeger
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Titanic Probabilities
Replies: 11
Views: 2440

Titanic Probabilities

The sinking of the RMS Titanic resulted from a most unlikely culmination of events which cascaded one upon the next, ultimately ending with the loss of 1,514 passengers (710 were saved) and crew, not to mention a newly launched ocean liner. The oversights and mistakes of Titanic's captain, Edward Sm...