Report into the SS Titanic
By Sam Halpern
Samuel Halpern has written many books and articles on Titanic and often used the 1912 wreck report as a source of reference. It occurred to him one day how fascinating it would be if a team of dedicated, passionate and expert authors were to issue a modern-day report, with the knowledge we have today - what would such a report look like? In this book we have the answer. Sam has gathered a team of experts of write the ultimate Titanic reference book, with all the benefits of hindsight. Following the basic layout of the report, this team provides fascinating insights into the ship herself, the American and British inquiries, the passengers and crew, the fateful journey and ice warnings received, the damage and sinking, protocol and process of rescue, the circumstances in connection with the SS Californian and SS Mount Temple, and the aftermath and ramifications around the world. These experts offer the last words on the subject, 100 years on. Samuel Halpern has written over 25 articles on Titanic and is a member of the Titanic Historical Society and Titanic International Society. He lives in Chicago. Cathy Akers-Jordan is a professor at University of Michigan-Flint who has presented at the Titanic Symposium at the Maine Maritime Academy. She lives in Davison, Michigan. George Behe is the author of Titanic: Safety, Speed and Sacrifice. He lives in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. Bruce Beveridge is a co-author of Titanic: The Ship Magnificent. He lives in Chicago. Mark Chirnside is the author of The Olympic Class Ships, RMS Aquitania, RMS Majestic, and RMS Olympic. Tad Fitch is a Titanic scholar who lives in Brook Park, Ohio. Dave Gittins is a Titanic scholar. He lives in Adelaide, South Australia. Steve Hall is a co-author of Titanic: The Ship Magnificent. Lester J. Mitcham is a Titanic scholar. Captain Charles Weeks is a professor of marine transportation and nautical science at the Maine Maritime Academy. He lives in Maine. Bill Wormstedt is a Titanic scholar. He lives in Washington. J. Kent Layton is the author of Lusitania. He lives in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York.