Titanic sinking due to steering error?
Published on September 22nd, 2010 | by Admin2
More than 1500 people died when the ship sank on April 15, 1912.
Patten said the crash happened because a crew member steered right when he should have steered left.
Some of the Titanic’s crew were used to using the old Tiller Orders, where you steer right to go left and left to go right.
Others were more familiar with the modern Rudder Orders, where you steer the way you want to go.
In a moment of panic, the steersman used the wrong orders and turned toward the iceberg. The ship had four minutes to change course but by that time it was too late.