Titanic Scandal: Mount Temple the Real Mystery Ship

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SCANDAL! There was a steamer within five miles of the RMS Titanic as she sank, according to ample witnesses - including experienced crew who studied this sea-borne hope through binoculars.

The officers told panicking passengers to hush: rescue was imminent. Captain E.J. Smith even instructed Titanic lifeboats to row to the tantalising stranger and return. Scandal! The other ship did nothing!

Seen and pursued by launched lifeboats, showing just ...

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Overview

SCANDAL! There was a steamer within five miles of the RMS Titanic as she sank, according to ample witnesses - including experienced crew who studied this sea-borne hope through binoculars.

The officers told panicking passengers to hush: rescue was imminent. Captain E.J. Smith even instructed Titanic lifeboats to row to the tantalising stranger and return. Scandal! The other ship did nothing!

Seen and pursued by launched lifeboats, showing just how close salvation had been, the mystery ship had disappeared by daybreak - her presence having slowed the filling of boats in the first place.

Scandal! Why did the other ship leave, despite a storm of unavailing distress rockets she could not have failed to see? Why did she ignore wireless appeals and frantic Morse lamp signalling at close quarters? What, ultimately, was her identity?

The surpassing scandal is the plain truth that the British Board of Trade was told in 1912 of serious allegations against the Canadian Pacific liner Mount Temple and her Captain, James Moore - and failed to take any steps at all.

This book uncovers those allegations, the identity of claimants, and the reasons why they must be taken seriously. A century since the sinking comes the trial of the Mount Temple...

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Sir Read A lot
There were many ships close by that night... but the most likely candidate...is Canadian Pacific's SS Mount Temple. ...gives the reader evidence for and against...uncovers those allegations, the identity of claimants and the reasons why they must be taken seriously.
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Serious reading for Titanic fans and students of the sea.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848686991
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologue 6

Exposition 7

The Scene Described 20

Voyage Of The Mount Temple 28

Circumstantial Evidence 43

Mount Temple's Attempt 53

Strange Ships 63

Daylight Doubts 75

Excuses & Accusations 85

The Quitzrau Affair 98

Shedding Light 111

Witness Passengers 124

Further Allegations 134

Back In Britain 146

The Finger Of Blame 156

Hearsay & Heroism 169

Men In A Dilemma 181

Enigma Of The Officers 193

The Defence 209

Closing Arguments 222

Appendices 232

1 The Mount Temple Official Log

2 The Mount Temple PV

3 The Mount Temple Crew Agreement

4 The Sinking Of The Mount Temple

Acknowledgments 250

Picture Credits 251

Index 252

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  • Posted October 26, 2010

    Excellently interesting,intriguing,fast moving,and well researched

    Senan Molony has written another well researched, fast paced, and interesting story of the mystery ship MOUNT TEMPLE. What type ship was MOUNT TEMPLE anyway? Was she really the mystery ship that did not respond to RMS TITANIC'S repeated calls for assistance? Was MOUNT TEMPLE a scapegoat for CALIFORNIAN when that ship failed to respond until it was too late? These questions and many more are well documented in Molony's book on this mysterious ship.
    The book is laid out well with the contents page listing in order the sequence of events leading up to the inquiry of Captain James Henry Moore, Master of MOUNT TEMPLE and what ultimately happened to the MOUNT TEMPLE. Numerous well chosen photos, many not seen before, follow the story from begining to end. Testimony of both crew and passengers lead to the suspense of what really happenened onboard MOUNT TEMPLE the night RMS TITANIC sank, testimony often in comflict among those who testified. Not to be overlooked are the fine appendices and a highly workable index. Whether you have heard of MOUNT TEMPLE before or you totally disagree with what you have heard, you owe it to yourself to read "TITANIC SCANDAL" especially if you are a student of RMS TITANIC or just a casual reader on the subject. You will be glad you did!

    CdrBill

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