The Titanic and the Indifferent Stranger: The Complete Story of the Titanic and the Californian

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In the summer of 1912, one man on the Earth was despised as "a thousand-fold murderer." He was Stanley Lord, the Captain of the freighter Californian. Two courts of inquiries found that his ship had sat and watched the Titanic fire distress rockets and then slip under the waves, while he and his wireless operator were sleeping, leaving an impotent bridge crew to ponder that "a ship is not going to fire rockets at sea for nothing..." Some contend that Lord and his crew should have responded to the rockets. They didn't. And 1500 people died in the frigid waters that night. After 100 years, debate is still heated as to the Californian's guilt or innocence. Why did the Californian crew not give more impetus to the rockets? Why did they not wake up the wireless operator? Why was the crew not prosecuted for negligence? Why do so many people believe that the Californian was made a scapegoat? And if she had responded to the rockets, could the Californian have saved any... More > of the victims of the disaster?< Less
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January 15, 2013
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