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Biggest Screw-ups in History

IsaacKnewton Wednesday, November 02, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Captain Edward Smith, of Titanic infamy, screwed up more ways than you can count.  He ignored warnings of icebergs.  The lookouts in the crow's nest had no binoculars.  Didn't have enough lifeboats. But perhaps his biggest screwups occured after the collison.  Explain. And then cite another incredible screwup and how you, a layman, would have done things much more efficiently, given the knowledge then available.

Guest Thursday, November 24, 2011 at 9:08 AM

he abandoned his ship. captains will never do that

Guest Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Capt smith also may have made the tiller & rudder mistake and steered INTO the iceberg:


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