Smith commented that there wasn't much wind and Lightoller responded, "No, it is a flat calm as a matter of fact." They continued to discuss the weather and Lightoller remarked that it was a pity there was no breeze as they were going to be going through ice region.
Smith retired to his sea cabin immediately abaft the bridge on the starboard side leaving instructions, "If it becomes at all doubtful, let me know, I will be just inside." Smith knew better than anyone that navigationally this was the most crucial period of the voyage.
Another tale comes from Collapsible B. At this time, the boat was overturned in the water, crowded with thirty men standing, sitting or kneeling in all conceivable positions, afraid to move for fear of losing their grip on the boat's hull while also trying to paddle away from the remaining swimmers using a loose board.
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