Titanic Scandal: The Trial of the Mount Templeby Senan Molony
The Leyland liner SS Californian has been blamed,
From the day she sank in April 1912 to the present, one of the enduring mysteries of the Titanic disaster was the single-funneled, four-masted ‘mystery ship’, sighted as the White Star liner, outward bound on her maiden voyage, began to slip beneath the calm waters of the iceberg-strewn North Atlantic.
The Leyland liner SS Californian has been blamed, but was she the real mystery ship – the one that ignored the distress rockets sent up by Titanic’s officers? The ship that was so close that she could have saved the lives of almost all on board the doomed Titanic? Was there another ship in the vicinity?
There were many ships close by that night, including ones not fitted with radio, but the most likely candidate, using the circumstantial evidence available at the time, is Canadian Pacific’s SS Mount Temple. Journalist Senan Molony, Titanic enthusiast and author of many books and articles on Titanic, gives us the evidence for and against Mount Temple, including cryptic clues given by passengers on that fateful voyage as well as the evidence that many of her officers left the ship at her first port of call after the sinking.
“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.”
Sir Read A lot, 05/2010
“Serious reading for Titanic fans and students of the sea.”
Past in Review, 10/2010
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Meet the Author
Senan Molony lives in Dublin and is a journalist on a major Irish newspaper. His last book was a new history of the Titanic and the Californian. He has written many books and articles on the Titanic and is considered one of the world’s experts on the disaster that changed maritime history.
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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