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Regarding Titanic, I don't recall seeing or hearing much about how the officer of the watch decided which way to turn when the lookouts reported the iceberg. Do we know if the lookout reported
a direction for the iceberg, or should we assume that Murdock looked at the iceberg himself? Thank you for your
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Hi John,

Frederick Fleet in the Crows nest simply said "Iceberg right ahead".

William Murdoch must have decided what action to take after seeing the iceberg.

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Thank you. Another question I wonder [sign in to see URL] the
rudder be more effective with engines ahead, engines stopped, or reversed. I think I read reversed engines decreased the effectiveness of the rudder. I would be glad to
have any member's thoughts, or referral to another post. Of course, the natural thing for Murdock to do would be to
reverse engines. I have also read that it would take probably a minute for the procedure to be carried out, and for the engines to begin having an effect in reverse. Many complex issues, and most we'll never know for sure.
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