Titanic and the Mystery Ship

Author: Senan Molony

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752467573

Category: Transportation

Page: 300

View: 433

What fascinates most people are the conspiracy theories that abound about her. Was she switched for her damaged sister Olympic, did Captain Smith really ignore the ice warnings that flooded into her wireless room, or was there some fabled treasure on board when she went down? Perhaps one of the most enduring tales of Titanic is the mystery ship, the fabled vessel seen in the distance that could have saved all her passengers from freezing or drowning. But what was the mystery ship, and was she the Californian, a cargo/passenger ship that according to her captain was stuck in ice over the horizon. At the enquiry into the sinking, Captain Lord of the Californian was castigated and blamed for the loss of life on Titanic, but for ninety years, there has been proof that his ship could not have been the mystery ship.
The Titanic and the Indifferent Stranger

Author: Paul Lee

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1470061104

Category: Transportation

Page: 296

View: 949

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 'unsinkable' Titanic fire distress rockets and finally watched her slip under waves, while the Californian's Captain and sole wireless operator slept, and an impotent bridge crew pondered that 'a ship is not going to fire rockets at sea for nothing...it looked like a case of distress.'Failing to impress their suspicions on Lord, the crew stood and watched the strange rocket-firer disappear into the night...In accordance with the basic dictates of maritime law, Lord and his crew should have responded to the rockets. They didn't. And 1500 people died in the frigid waters that night. Although Captain Lord was treated as a pariah and forced to resign from his shipping company, he soon found employment elsewhere and he prospered. After nearly 100 years, debate still ensues as to whether his ship and the Titanic were in sight of each other, but attempts to re-open the case to exonerate the crew of the sleepy tramp Californian in 1965, 1968 and 1990 simply resulted in the original findings of the courts being largely upheld. Basic questions about the case remain. Why did the Californian crew not give more impetus to the rockets? Were they afraid of their Captain? 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 Captain was a scapegoat in 1912? Why is this one issue the most divisive aspect of the whole Titanic story?And more importantly, could the Californian have saved any of the victims, or would they have arrived in time simply to pluck a few half-dead bodies from the water



Author: Senan Molony

Publisher: Mercier Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781781176382

Category: History

Page: 364

View: 598

Senan Molony caused a worldwide media flurry in 2017 by revealing publicly that there was an uncontrolled coal bunker fire on the Titanic. Experts said the fire would have significantly weakened a linchpin bulkhead, the failure of which hastened the sinking. The Titanic might otherwise have lasted until daylight, with many more being saved by a flotilla of arriving ships. In Titanic: why she collided, why she sank, why she should never have sailed, Senan goes much further and outlines numerous theories about what led to the Titanic’s sinking. Senan appeared on CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC, along with NPR (National Public Radio) in the US after his Channel 4 documentary Titanic: The New Evidence, on which this book is based, was aired.
Titanic Scandal

Author: Senan Molony

Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc

ISBN: 1848686994

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 893

As Titanic sank, a 'mystery' ship was spotted some distance away. Rockets were fired but the ship ignored them. The Californian was blamed but was the mystery ship really the Mount Temple?
What Was the Titanic?

Author: Stephanie Sabol

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780515157277

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 688

For more than 100 years, people have been captivated by the disastrous sinking of the Titanic that claimed over 1,500 lives. Now young readers can find out why the great ship went down and how it was discovered seventy-five years later. At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic, the largest passenger steamship of this time, met its catastrophic end after crashing into an iceberg. Of the 2,240 passengers and crew onboard, only 705 survived. More than 100 years later, today's readers will be intrigued by the mystery that surrounds this ship that was originally labeled "unsinkable."
Titanic and the Californian

Author: Thomas B Williams

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752467610

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 606

Ninety-five years ago, as the Titanic slowly sank, a 'mystery' ship was seen as she slipped below the waves. Thinking it would be their salvation, rockets were fired from Titanic to attract the 'mystery' ship, but to no avail. With 1,500 souls on board, Titanic foundered, but what of the mystery ship? At the subsequent inquiries in both the USA and UK, Captain Stanley Lord and his vessel, the Californian, were accused of ignoring Titanic's plight. This is the story of the Californian and of her actions that night and Thomas Williams and Rob Kamps prove that she could not have been the mystery ship that promised hope and salvation for a fleeting time to those on board the sinking Titanic.
Titanic Scandal

Author: Senan Molony

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445608921

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 124

From the day she sank in April 1912 to the present, one of the enduring mysteries of the Titanic disaster was the single-funneled, four-masted 'mystery ship', sighted as the White Star liner, outward bound on her maiden voyage, began to slip beneath the calm waters of the iceberg-strewn North Atlantic.
Titanic: The Myths and Legacy of a Disaster

Author: Roger Cartwright

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780752467719

Category: Transportation

Page: 300

View: 478

On 15 April 2012, 100 years had passed since the Royal Mail Steamer Titanic hit an iceberg and foundered in the North Atlantic with the loss of 1,503 lives. Had the disaster not occurred, what is now the best-known ship in the world would have lost the title of the largest liner within just two years. She was certainly not the fastest passenger ship of the time and can be considered a technological throwback, yet Titanic captures the imagination like no other. This book seeks to explore the myths and the truth about Titanic and explores the legacy that has made the ship so well known. Why was she built? Who really owned her? Why was nobody ever proved negligent? How has today's transportation been made safer by Titanic? Have we really learned the right lessons? Perhaps not! Since 1912 there have been worse disasters yet none has replaced Titanic in the popular consciousness. Her legacy exists in procedures, building regulation, navigational practice, statues, poems, novels, movies and even a musical. This book explores why.
Titanic Scandal

Author: Senan Molony


ISBN: 1445649489


Page: 288

View: 689

From the day she sank in April 1912 to the present, one of the enduring mysteries of the Titanic disaster was the single-funneled, four-masted 'mystery ship', sighted as the White Star liner, outward bound on her maiden voyage, began to slip beneath the calm waters of the iceberg-strewn North Atlantic. The Leyland liner SS Californian has been blamed, but was she the real mystery ship - the one that ignored the distress rockets sent up by Titanic's officers? The ship that was so close that she could have saved the lives of almost all on board the doomed Titanic? Was there another ship in the vicinity? There were many ships close by that night, including ones not fitted with radio, but the most likely candidate, using the circumstantial evidence available at the time, is Canadian Pacific's SS Mount Temple. Journalist Senan Molony, Titanic enthusiast and author of many books and articles on Titanic, gives us the evidence for and against Mount Temple, including cryptic clues given by passengers on that fateful voyage as well as the evidence that many of her officers left the ship at her first port of call after the sinking.
The Ship that Stood Still

Author: Leslie Reade

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393035379

Category: Shipwrecks

Page: 384

View: 678

A narrative of the actions of the crew aboard the Californian, the ship that failed to come to the assistance of the sinking Titanic, uses official documents and testimony and interviews with survivors to find the truth.
101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic . . . butDidn't!

Author: Tim Maltin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101558935

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 741

April 15th, 2012, will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. People have an endless fascination with the Titanic, yet much of what they know today is a mixture of fact and fiction. In one hundred and one brief and engaging chapters, Tim Maltin, one of the foremost experts on the Titanic, reveals the truth behind the most common beliefs about the ship and the night it sank. From physics to photographs, lawsuits to love stories, Maltin doesn't miss one tidbit surrounding its history. Heavily researched and filled with detailed descriptions, quotes from survivors, and excerpts from the official inquiries, this book is guaranteed to make readers rethink everything they thought they knew about the legendary ship and its tragic fate.
Titanic and Liverpool

Author: Alan Scarth

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781846312229

Category: History

Page: 122

View: 215

If you had been behind the Titanic on that fateful night in 1912, the last word that flashed before your eyes as the great ship was lost to the sea would have been 'Liverpool'. The ship's loss, a national and international tragedy, was also a tragedy for its home port and this fascinating book explores the history and myths surrounding the sinking, highlighting for the first time new and extraordinary stories that link Europe's pre-eminent port and its most famous maritime loss. Using material from the White Star line archives, the extensive holdings of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, new illustrations and a variety of historical sources, Scarth unearths the full back story of key characters and companies: many of her key officers and crew were either from Liverpool or had strong links with the port, the ship's owners were based in the City, many of the most colourful tales emerging from the disaster relate to Liverpool people and here, where appropriate, we find out what happened to them after the sinking. Titanic and Liverpool will be compulsory reading for anyone interested in the Titanic and also for anyone hoping to understand Liverpool's role as the great processing port of Europe and gateway to the US and Canada.