The Mystery of Time
This two part article deals with the issue of time on board the Titanic. It attempts to answer the question of how the clocks were changed on boad
the ship and the impact it had on the watch schedules of the crew, the time difference between
Titanic time and NY time, time in wireless messages,
the observed times of collision ans sinking, and several time enigmas and a time paradox. (Published in the Titanic Historical Society's journal
The
Titanic Commutator, starting in  Vol. 31, No. 178.)

SECTION HEADINGS:
Does Anyone Know What Time It Is?
Adjusting Clocks on
Titanic
But It's Not Quite So Simple As That
Crew Departments and Watch Schedules
Adjusting the Clocks
Setting Bridge Time
Setting the Clocks on an Eastbound Voyage
New York Time Vs.
Titanic Time
Wireless Messages and Time Correlations
The Time of Collision
Time of Foundering
Stopped Pocketwatches and Time Enigmas
Changing Time References
A Paradox in Time
Summary and Conclusions

EXCERPT (from Part 1):
Time has always been one of those elusive variables when it comes to specifying when certain events took place regarding the SS Titanic. Even a simple answer to the question as to what
time was it that the
Titanic collided with an iceberg has more than one answer. According to the official Report on the Loss of the SS Titanic issued by the British Court of Inquiry, the
collision with an iceberg took place at 11:40 p.m. ship’s time on the night of April 14, 1912. According to the
US Senate Report on the Titanic Disaster, the collision with an iceberg
took place at 11:46 p.m. ship’s time on the night of April 14, 1912. But not only do we have two official answers to this simple question, we really don’t have agreement as to
what was the difference in time between ship’s time on the
Titanic and time in some other part of the world.

EXCERPT (from Part 2):
Did anyone really know what time it was?  Many did, others thought they did and still others only guessed.  But as the final clock started to tick once the collision with the iceberg
happened, time quickly ran out, witnessed only by stopped pocketwatches and horrified survivors watching from the boats.  For all too many that night, time ended in the cold waters of
the North Atlantic.
My Other Publications - 2
Including a list of article sections and selected excerpts
"We Could Not See One Body"
The answer to the mystery of why bodies were not easily seen floating near the wreckage from the
Carpathia or Californian on the morning of April 15, 1912 is explored in this short article.  
(Published in the Titanic Historical Society's journal
The Titanic Commutator, Vol. 32, No. 181.)

EXCERPT:
Altough wreckage and bodies were now being scattered by both current and wind for many miles all
over the sea, we do see a suggested continued rotational drift in the general area averaging about 0.6
knots of circulation.  Obviously there is no way of proving that the currents in the region were as I
have described. What has been presented here is one possible scenario that gives some answers to
what otherwise seem to be very confusing if not improbable observations.
Speed and More Speed
This two part article was co-authored with Mark Chinside. It examines in depth several questions:
- How fast was
Titanic going when she collided with the iceberg, and when did she achieve that speed?
- Did the ship have enough coal on board to run at full speed across the Atlantic?
- Was
Titanic out to break any crossing record and arrive in NY a day ahead of schedule?
- How much influence did J. Bruce Ismay have on Capt. Smith regarding the matter in which the vessel was driven?
- Was there any justifiable reason why Capt. Smith would drive his ship at full speed at night in a region of ice?
(Published in the Titanic Historical Society's journal
The Titanic Commutator, Vol. 32, No. 182 and 183.)

SECTION HEADINGS:
Increasing Revolutions
Speeding Through the Night
Down in the Stokeholds
A Few Perceptive Passengers
“We Did Not Want to Burn Any More Coal�
“We Will Beat the Olympic�
“He Was Justified in Going Fast to Get Out of It�
A Few Conclusions
Acknowledgements

EXCERPT:
As a seasoned commander, Smith crossed the Atlantic too many times to know that things don’t always work
out the way you want them to. Fog may develop. A storm may come out of nowhere. Machinery may
unexpectedly break down. All these things had happened before. There are just too many things that could go
wrong that nobody has control over. But there are also some things you can do that you do have control over.
And taking a calculated risk is one of them.