Monday, 26 June 2017

EXPLOSIONS NOT HEARD.

'as the report of the rockets was not heard by everyone in the lifeboats, which were obviously closer to the source of detonation.'

Lee, Paul. The Titanic and the Indifferent Stranger (Kindle Locations 3328-3329). Unknown. Kindle Edition.

Returning again to the two mysterious flashes of light seen from the Harlow by more than one witness, I have repeatedly asserted that they could have been red socket signals, WITHOUT detonators. However, this extract illustrates that passengers in lifeboats well within a 4 mile radius of the sinking Titanic DID NOT necessarily hear the detonations of multiple distress rockets. It therefore does not necessarily follow that Captain Bruce and his officers SHOULD HAVE heard explosions from socket distress signals.



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