If SS Californian were within 5 miles of Titanic, could she have saved more passengers?

Could the Californian have saved Titanic?

The United States Senate inquiry and British Wreck Commissioner’s inquiry into the sinking both concluded that the Californian could have saved many or all of the lives that were lost, had a prompt response been mounted to the Titanic’s distress rockets.

Why did the Californian not come to help the passengers on the Titanic?

The Californian was surrounded by icebergs and wireless communication was shut off by Titanic’s wireless, so there was still NO way for it to hurry and save Titanic.

How close was the SS Californian to the Titanic?





In inquiries after the sinking, the Californian’s captain testified that his ship was more than 19 miles north of the Titanic when she went down. Dr. Ballard said yesterday that the Californian could not have been more than 10 miles from the Titanic.
12 сент. 1985 

How many passengers could have been saved on the Titanic?

The ship had 20 lifeboats that, in total, could accommodate 1,178 people, little over half of the 2,223 on board the night it sank. RMS Titanic had a maximum capacity of 3,547 passengers and crew.

Could the Titanic death toll have been avoided?

No matter what caused the Titanic to sink, such a massive loss of life could probably have been avoided if the ship had carried sufficient lifeboats for its passengers and crew. But the White Star liner left Southampton with only 20 lifeboats, the legal minimum, with a total capacity of 1,178 people.

Would it ever be possible to raise the Titanic?

You can’t ‘Raise the Titanic,’ ” Ballard says, a reference to a critically panned 1980 movie based on that idea. Doing so “would destroy it.” “When Ballard’s team discovered Titanic, she was in very good shape, much better than ships in shallow water,” Sims says.

Did the Californian ignore the Titanic?





The Titanic’s wireless operators told Californian’s operator to “shut up” and they ignored the warning.

Why did Titanic ignore ice warnings?

The sea’s surface shone like glass, making it hard to spot icebergs, common to the North Atlantic in spring. Nevertheless, Captain Smith kept the ship at full speed. He believed the crew could react in time if any were sighted.

Why did the Carpathia not help the Titanic?



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Why didn’t the closest ship rush to the rescue of the Titanic?

Why didn’t the closest ship rush to the rescue? Its radio operator had gone to bed, leaving no one on duty, just before the Titanic began calling for help.

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