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All Rights Reserved. PRO | 27 Californian’s course toward Boston took her along the major sea routes across the North Atlantic. ’’ Although this was only Californian’s second voyage since having a wireless fitted, Lord had been pleased with the results. The radio had brought messages about sailing conditions from other ships. In April, one of the most important warnings was in regard to ice and icebergs. Sailors such as Lord were very conscious of the dangers ice presented to their ships and avoided it as much as possible.
Stone had taken his examination for a certificate as first mate only four months earlier, and this information was tested on the examination. He only noted that the strange vessel had disappeared at 2:40. He believed it had sailed away. A question also exists about whether the Californian’s crew was close enough to hear the rockets’ explosions, another distress signal. Because the night was clear and calm, the sound of the explosions might have been heard over the 10 miles or so that separated the two ships.
Lord asked about the color of the rockets and whether they fit the pattern of rockets used by any shipping line. When Stone replied they were white and did not have any company colors, Lord went back to sleep. In 1912, the International Rules of the Road issued to ships and commanders clearly set out how ships could signal when they were in distress. The first way was to sound an explosive signal, such as a gun, at regular intervals, such as a minute apart. Another accepted method at night was to shoot off rockets of any color, one at a time at regular intervals.