A port-of-call for those interested in some original Titanic research and analytical work, a
detailed analysis of the collision between
Andrea Doria and Stockholm, the evolution of
America's Cup racing yachts, and a little more.
A little photo art -- The picture above, called "On the Open Sea," was created from a photograph of the Titanic taken in Southamption waters which was then  superimposed on a separate
photograph of the open sea and sky of the North Atlantic and then colorized. What is created is a photographic scene of how
Titanic would have looked out on the open sea in April of 1912.
Report Into the Loss of the SS Titanic
A Centennial Reappraisal
Published by The History Press Limited
A collective undertaking by eleven authors from all parts of the world who have spent many years evaluating and
analyzing the wealth of evidence that has come to light in the hundred years since 1912.  Each of the book’s co-
authors is a recognized specialist in his or her chosen area of study, and each chapter has been exhaustively
researched, analyzed and referenced utilizing the very best evidence that is currently available.  Following the basic
layout of the 1912 Wreck Commission report, this modern-day report provides fascinating insights into the ship itself,
the American and British inquiries, the passengers and crew, the fateful journey and ice warnings received, the
damage and sinking, protocol and process of rescue, the circumstances in connection with the SS
Californian and
Mount Temple, and the aftermath and ramifications that followed the disaster.
§ A re-evaluation of the loss of Titanic based on evidence that has come to light since the discovery of the
wreck in 1985.
§ A detailed and accessible ‘go-to’ reference book commemorating 100 years of
§ Contains the most extensively referenced chronology of the voyage every assembled.
§ Written by 11 of the world’s foremost
Titanic researchers and specialists.
§ Contains numerous photographs, illustrations and references throughout.
Samuel Halpern along with Capt. Charles Weeks, Professor Emeritus in Marine Transportation at the Maine Maritime Academy;  George Behe, author and
past vice-president of the Titanic Historical Society;  
The 'Olympic' Class Ships author Mark Chirnside;  Titanic the Ship Magnificent authors Bruce
and Steve Hall;  Titanic: Monument and Warning author Dave Gittins; and other writers each with specialist Titanic fields of interest, Bill
, Tad Fitch, Lester J. Mitcham, and Cathy Akers-Jordan.   Foreword by author and maritime historian J. Kent Layton.
What they are saying about the book:

"This is a book densely packed with facts and theory, and very well illustrated with diagrams and photographs which contribute greatly to the
understanding of evidence which may sometimes otherwise be rather difficult for the armchair mariner. It is meticulously referenced, and has high
production values...If you only buy one Centennial book, I would suggest you should buy this one." -
Monica Hall (posted on Encyclopedia Titanica).

"A thoughtfully prepared book by dedicated academic researchers who have a passion for the subject. They know how to research, and have
investigated so many of the assumptions from this incident, and have shed new light into many. A good read." -
Suzy PK (posted on Amazon.co.uk).

"No single previous volume -- or, for that matter, any reasonable collection of previous volumes -- comes close to matching the worth of this book...I
have read very many
Titanic volumes, and this one has immediately secured a permanent place on my bookshelves, handy for quick reference and
thoughtful browsing." -
Bruce Trinque (posted on Amazom.com).

"This book is a nearly perfect reference book for hard-core
Titanic fans/researchers like myself. Packed from cover to cover with intricate details on
everything from what course the
Titanic sailed to how many people escaped in each specific lifeboat and everything in between makes this book a
winner. Especially valuable is the technical analysis of the event....this is the best over-all analysis of the
Titanic I have yet seen." - Conrad (posted on
As with all new publications, some errors have escaped the most careful of proofing attempts.  Click LIST OF ERRATA to
open a file that contains a complete list of changes related to the 1st printing of the book in 2011 and the 2nd printing in 2012.
To find out more about the book and its content and authors, please take a look at our CENTENNIAL REAPPRAISAL site.
Warning! There are no unsinkable theories.
Name: Sam Halpern
Location:  41° 57' 20'' N, 87° 41' 16'' W
E-mail: samuel_halpern@att.net

This link will take you to a page with links to some of my original
research and analytical work on a number of
Titanic related
topics which I trust you will find most interesting.
This link will take you to a list of all my on-line Titanic related
publications that I authored and co-authored with hyperlinks to the
individual documents.
This link will take you to a list of some of my other Titanic
related publications.
Sailing on Raritan Bay
Many a happy summer in the 1980s was spent cruising on the Raritan Bay
south of Staten Island in a Catalina 25; a full-hull shaped sailboat with a
swing keel, a horizontal skeg aft and a low-swept trunk cabin. It was then
that I got to be called "Cmdr Sam" by the vessel's owner since I spent most
of my time at the helm sailing the vessel while he was enjoying his cigar and
a cold beer.

You may also want to check out:
Racing off Sandy Hook for the America's
Cup, and also: America's Cup Racing Yachts - Evolution of a Design.
This link will take you to a page describing an objective forensic
analysis conducted in 2008 dealing with the 1956 collision
between the
Andrea Doria and the Stockholm.
This link will take you to a page with links to some of my
Titanic of other related websites.
I'm  a system's engineer and analyst, private pilot (single-engine land
aircraft), and former yachtsman's mate (on a Catalina 25).

My interest in
Titanic started sometime in 1963 when I got to read Walter
A Night to Remember. My key areas of study with regard to Titanic
and her sister ships  include:

Naval archirecture (design, construction, stability)
Navigation (celestial and coastal)
Steam, electrical, and refrigeration plants
Wireless telegraphy
Aeronautics & Flying
Airship Design & Operation
Coastal & Celestial Navigation
Naval Design & Architecture
Thermodynamics & Steam Engines
Wireless Telegraphy & Communictions
WW-II Fleet Submarines
Yachting, Yacht Design & the America's Cup
A little tongue-in-cheek humor about Understanding Research Papers.