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Lookout Frederick Fleet
: [spots an iceberg ahead of the ship and calls into the wheelhouse
] Pick up you bastards! 6th Officer Moody
: [comes into the wheelhouse with a cup of tea in hand and answers the phone
] Lookout Frederick Fleet
: Is there anyone there? 6th Officer Moody
: Yes, what do you see? Lookout Frederick Fleet
: Iceberg, right ahead! 6th Officer Moody
: Thank you.
[hangs up phone
] 6th Officer Moody
: [rushes out to the deck to notify 1st Officer William Murdoch
] Iceberg right ahead! 6th Officer Moody
, 1st Officer William Murdoch
: Hard a'starboard!
: [rushing to the helm after the iceberg strike
] What happened, Mr. Murdoch? 1st Officer William Murdoch
: An iceberg, sir. I put a hard a'starboard on the engines, full astern, but it was too close. I tried to port 'round it, but she hit. Smith
: Close the watertight doors. 1st Officer William Murdoch
: Doors are closed, sir. Smith
: [walking on deck
] All stop!
: Find the carpenter. Get him to sound the ship. 1st Officer William Murdoch
: Yes, sir!
: [Andrews enters room with crew behind him; he lays out architectural drawings on table, with Ismay behind him
] Most unfortunate, captain! Thomas Andrews
: [perspiring and trembling
] Water... fourteen feet above the keel in ten minutes. In the forepeak, in all three holds and in the boiler room six. Ismay
: When can we get underway, damnit! Thomas Andrews
: That's five compartments! She can stay afloat with the first four compartments breached, but not five!
[tersely to Smith
] Thomas Andrews
: Not five. As she goes down by the head, the water will spill over the tops of the bulkheads at E deck from one to the next. Back and back. There's no stopping it. Smith
: The pumps... if we opened the doors... Thomas Andrews
] The pumps buy you time, but minutes only. From this moment, no matter what we do, Titanic will founder. Ismay
] But this ship can't sink! Thomas Andrews
: She's made of iron, sir! I assure you, she can... and she will. It is a mathematical certainty. Smith
: How much time? Thomas Andrews
: An hour... two at most. Smith
: And how many aboard, Mr. Murdoch? 1st Officer William Murdoch
: 2,200 souls on board, sir. Smith
: [turning to Ismay
] Well, I believe you may get your headlines, Mr. Ismay.
1st Officer William Murdoch
: Women and children only! Cal Hockley
: [Referring to a large amount of money he gave Murdoch as a bribe to allow Hockley to board a lifeboat
] Mr. Murdoch, we had a deal! 1st Officer William Murdoch
: [Throws the money at Hockley
] Your money can't save you any more than it can save me.
Captain Edward J. Smith
: [hurrying to the bridge immediately after the collision
] What is it? First Officer William Murdoch
: Iceberg sir. I put her hard-a-starboard and reversed the engines, but she was too close.
: She's making water fast sir. The mail hold's practically full already. Captain Edward J. Smith
: Aren't the pumps working? First Officer William Murdoch
: Yes sir. Captain Edward J. Smith
: [indicates engineer can return to his job
] Thank you. Fourth Officer Joseph Boxhall
: The engine room says they'll need more. They're rigging them now. Ismay
: This is most unfortunate, Captain. Captain Edward J. Smith
: Yes sir. Ismay
: Do you think the ship is seriously damaged? Captain Edward J. Smith
: I'm afraid she is.
[sees Andrews arrive on the bridge
] Captain Edward J. Smith
: Excuse me. Ismay
: [to Murdoch
] How long is this likely to delay us? First Officer William Murdoch
: Not long, I expect, sir. Captain Edward J. Smith
: [to Andrews, quietly
] We've struck a berg. I think she's badly damaged. I would like to know *how* badly. Andrews
: Right. I'll go down and have a look.
Lookout Frederick Fleet
: [spots iceberg, rings warning bell and picks up bridge phone
] Sixth Officer James Moody
: [picks up receiver on bridge
] What did you see? Lookout Frederick Fleet
: Iceberg. Dead ahead, sir. Sixth Officer James Moody
: [repeats to Murdoch
] Iceberg, dead ahead sir. First Officer William Murdoch
: [looks out bridge window, sees the berg and calls into the wheelhouse speaker
] Hard-a-starboard. Hitchens
: [repeats order as he turns wheel
] Hard-a-starboard, sir. First Officer William Murdoch
: [to Moody
] Full-astern both. Sixth Officer James Moody
: [Moody repeats as he pulls the engine-room telegraph handles to full-speed astern
] Full-astern both, sir. First Officer William Murdoch
: [looks out window again, then turns to other Seaman on the bridge
] Close watertight doors. Seaman
: [repeats order and moves to watertight door control switches
] Close watertight doors, sir. Hitchens
: [calls from wheelhouse
] Hard-a-starboard it is, sir.
1st Officer Murdoch
: What wheater! It it stays calm, we'll be in New York at least a day ahead of schedule. 1st Officer Petersen
: Meanwhile the engines are ruined. 1st Officer Murdoch
: President Ismay surely knows what he's doing, ordering this speed.
[to the side
] 1st Officer Murdoch
: Sailor. 1st Officer Petersen
: Who's running this ship? Ismay or the captain? 1st Officer Murdoch
: The Captian naturally does what the president of the line requests. 1st Officer Petersen
: And why does he request such rubbish?
: You have broken one of the cardinal rules of safety: never turn your broadside to danger. Had we struck the 'berg head on, only one compartment would have been flooded! First Officer Murdoch
: I thought I could avoid the 'berg altogether, sir.
Captain Edward J. Smith
: She has taken damage along three hundred feet of her starboard side. J. Bruce Ismay
: Oh my God! Captain Edward J. Smith
: You have broken one of the cardinal rules of safety, never turn your broadside to danger. Had we struck the berg head-on, only one compartment would have been flooded. First Officer William Murdoch
: I thought I could avoid hitting the berg altogether, sir. Captain Edward J. Smith
: And not only did you stop your engines, you reversed them! She would have turned much more quickly the greater her forward motion! First Officer William Murdoch
: Yes, but the watertight doors where closed immediately after impact. The c-compartments behind them where sealed. Captain Edward J. Smith
: These watertight bulkheads go up only to E deck. The weight of the water in the bow will pull her down by the head. J. Bruce Ismay
: This ship can't sink! Captain Edward J. Smith
: The ship has about two hours. J. Bruce Ismay
: The lifeboats, we have lifeboats, we must launch them at once, get everyone off the ship. Second Officer Charles Lightoller
: That won't be entirely possible. J. Bruce Ismay
: Of course it's possible! We must begin immediately. Captain Edward J. Smith
: You may recall that we have precisely the number of lifeboats required by the British Board Of Trade: seats for twelve hundred people. J. Bruce Ismay
: There's over two thousand people aboard this ship. Captain Edward J. Smith
: Two thousand, two hundred and thirty souls. J. Bruce Ismay
: I... cannot allow this. Captain Edward J. Smith
: Mr. Ismay, it was under your directive that we where traveling through an ice field at the arrogant speed of twenty-one knots! I am the master of this vessel and I have been too complacent!