" Ten degrees port Mr. Hichens" Fourth Officer Boxhall bellowed as the Quartermaster held tightly onto the wheel. " Steady as she goes".
First Officer William Murdoch looked over the bridge rail and then up to the Crow's Nest. " Do you have our binoculars?".
" No Sir" he replied as he looked toward the front of the ship. " I gave them to Fleet who is up there".
" Do we have another pair?".
" No Sir, I believe that is the only pair we have on board ship".
Anger came to the First Officer's face. " You make sure he brings that pair to the bridge when he is done".
" Aye Sir" Boxhall said as Captain Smith entered the bridge. His white uniform and white beard struck an instant presence. Behind him was Bruce Ismay, the Director of the White Star Line.
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