Obviously, all these 47 minutes left on the assessment of the situation: since “Titanic” was the subject of international attention, send a distress signal in the very first voyage, without making sure there is sufficient basis for that, no one wanted. It is likely that valuable time has been spent to inspect the damage and considering alternatives to evacuation. Only after it became clear that to cover up this incident did not succeed, the captain ordered a distress signal and send passengers to the lifeboats.
The author recently published the book “101 Things You Thought You Knew About The Titanic … But Didn’t, after the fatal collision with an iceberg took 47 minutes before the ship’s crew sent a distress signal. What caused the captain to delay, possibly stoivshemu 1517 lives?
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