I found an incredible website that chronicles not only the entire American and British inquiries, but also indexes the witnesses, links to other incredible Titanic websites, as well as including the inquiry into the Lusitania disaster – Titanic Inquiry Project.
I have not yet had the chance to read through the inquiries yet, but I have every intention of doing so. Here are some quick links for you to check out:
There were two wonderful speeches made at the end of the inquiries by Senator William Alden Smith and Senator Isidor Raynor.
There were recommendations made as to what should be done to prevent a disaster like this from happening again - (British Recommendations) (American Recommendations) - notably:
- Recommending that there be enough lifeboats to carry everyone aboard
- Lifeboat drill training for crew
- Regulations for use of the radio systems when in distress
- Structural standards for ocean bound ships
If you are at all interested in the Titanic disaster this website is a wealth of information. You will be surprised by what you find.
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