Tuesday, October 05, 2010

He Zigged When He Shouldda Zaagged

Why thre Titanic sank
...there was some confusion in those days about what "hard a-starboard" actually meant. The new steam ships had mechanized steering systems that meant you had to turn the wheel the opposite way for starboard as you did on the old sail ships. With the iceberg looming out in the dark night, the helmsman turned the wheel the wrong way.
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