The Sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic
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IF only one of the ships believed to be in the vicinity, such as the Californian, Mt. Temple or
Mesaba could have seen the death throes of rockets fired by the Titanic’s officers in the
early morning hours… and if they did see them, IF only they hadn’t mistakenly believed
them to be the casual recognition markers steamship companies use for their ships to
recognize one another on the open sea.
Historians  may forever ponder the sinking of the RMS Titanic with so many “IF’s”. IF
only the White Star liner had been steaming a little slower, lookout Frederick Fleet might
have seen the berg from the crow’s nest in time to avert the disaster.
IF only the Titanic carried more lifeboats than were required by the Board of Trade, the
survival rate of steerage class children may have been as favorable as the survival rate
of first class male passengers that night.
IF only the Titanic carried more lifeboats than were required by the Board of Trade, the
survival rate of steerage class children may have been as favorable as the survival rate
of first class male passengers that night.
RMS Titanic
Continuing the Titanic's "IF only's" from above...
IF only the wireless operators gave more urgency to ice warnings that night rather than
accommodating the frivolous chatter of wealthy passenger telegraphs to and from Cape
Race.
The employers listed below are connected to the Titanic in some way... Woods Hole for
finding her under the leadership of Dr. Robert Ballard... and Georgia Aquarium for their
exhibit on the ship.
IF only, if only… it doesn’t
Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institution
Historians have argued that part of the blame