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  •  Mac G
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Re: How would you save Thomas Andrews?
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Of course people are idiotic enough to claim that the Californian could have saved all lives. Then forcing her master to resign doesn't impress me. Both Sen. Smith and Lord Mersey had wrong conclusions...I'm sorry. Like I said, just rotten luck.
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One thing for Andrews, Harland and Wolff never claimed that the ship was unsinkable. Nor do I recall that the White Star Line did either. But when Titanic was dubbed unsinkable in the papers, nobody at White Star made any statements to the contrary and, to a certain extent, allowed the notion to be perpetuated.


Wasn't it "The Shipbuilder" magazine that first labeled the ships as "practically unsinkable" in its article on the Olympics? And from there, the word "practically" was dropped?


I believe that it was said that with the level of compartmentalization the Olympic class ships had would make them 'practically unsinkable', though I'm not sure if it was White Star that said it or Harland and Wolff, but I do believe you are correct.

I know that during the inquiry, Harland and Wolff said that they never made a claim that the ship was unsinkable.

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It was the media that claimed that.
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If I remember correctly, Ruth Becker said that her mother was a lttle nervous about the trip and told that to a White Star Official when she was checking in (purser or steward maybe).

And he told her that she did not have to worry because of the ship had watertight compartments and that the ship would stay afloat for a long time or until help arrived (or something like that).
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Posted on: 2007/5/15 18:52
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I think it was to make her calm. Also the watertight compartments had a great value as a commercial for the ship.
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Yeah.....it's much unfortunate people believed that.
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I'd try to reason with him about the fact that it wasn't his fault that the ship was sinking. He had done only what he thought was right in creating this emperor of luxury liners. Probably would have failed, in which case, I think I would emerge from the First-Class Smoking Room and descend down the sloping deck until the icy waters would come about to greet me.
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  •  Mac G
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I wonder if anyone actually did try and reason with him? If you notice in ANTR and Titanic(97) both times we see people asking him to "Won't you even try for it Mr. Andrews?"
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Posted on: 2007/5/29 21:40
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  •  Mrs. Andrews
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No one tried to reson with him. I think it was passing steward (on the real Titanic) who stopped up and asked him about he wouldn't try for it. Andrews never responded him, and it seemed that he didn't hear the question at all.
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