The Life and Mystery of First Officer William Murdoch
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1. Home Page

2. Introduction

3. The Man

Early Life
Seafaring Life
Olympic
Titanic
Sunday April 14th
Hard-a-starboard!
Decision in Retrospect
Starboard Evacuation
Lifeboats 7 - 1
Lifeboats 9 - 15
10 & Collapsibles
Timeline

4. The Mystery

Author's Accounts

Suicide Witnesses
- John Collins
- Charlotte Collyer
- Eugene Daly
- Peter Dennis Daly
- Robert Williams Daniel
- Dr. Washington Dodge
- Edward Arthur Dorking
- Miss Laura Mabel Francatelli
- Carl Olof Jansson
- James Robert McGough
- J.R. Moody
- Oscar Wilhelm Olsson
- George Rheims
- Albert Smith
- Victor Francis Sunderland
- Frederick (Fred) Toppin
- Thomas Arthur Whiteley
- Mrs. Eleanor Widener
- Charles Wilhelms
- Charles Eugene Williams
- Jack Williams
- Two anonymous crew members
- Anonymous person
- Other Possible Witnesses

Alternative Accounts
- Charles Herbert Lightoller
- Harold Bride
- George Francis McGough
- Colonol Archibald Gracie
- Other Alternative Accounts

Circumstantial Evidence

5. Articles

1. Website Author's Conclusions

2. A Celluloid Portrayal
-1943 Titanic
-1953 Titanic
-1958 A Night to Remember
-1979 S.O.S. Titanic
-1996 The Titanic
-1997 Titanic musical
-1997 Titanic
-2003 S.O.S. Ghosts of the Abyss
-2012 Titanic

3. The Dalbeattie Apology
4. Ada Murdoch
5. William's Letters
6. News Archive
7. The Weeping Woman
8. Second Wife and Children?
9. Murdoch's Herioc Dog Rigel
10. Forensic Evidence of Heroism
11. Murdoch Artifacts from the Wreck
12. Murdoch Family Tree
13. Guns on Titanic
14. Revisionist Theories
15. A Letter to "Miss Nancy"
16. Murdoch: Life in Photographs

17. Chief Officer Wilde
-1. Background and Tragedy
-2. Reshuffle and Letters
-3. Enigma Myth and Death
-4. Legacy and Family

18. Did Murdoch Make a Fatal Steering Error?
19. Murdoch's Service Record
20. Murdoch's Telescope
21. Was Murdoch drunk at the wheel?
22. Murdoch's White Star Line Service Record
23. Murdoch's Death Records
24. Proposed Memorial
25. Susanne Störmer
26. Why Hichens Was Not In Capetown in 1914
27. Murdoch's Merchant Records
28. What Did Titanic's Officers Look Like?

29. 'To The Bitter End' Monograph by Elizabeth Gibbons
-1. Introduction
-2. Early Life
-3. White Star Line
-4. A Portrait
-5. Marriage and Devotion
-6. Conditions at Sea
-7. Reputation and Popularity
-8. The Olympic
-9. The Hawke Collision
-10. The 'Unsinkable' Titanic
-11. A New Ship
-12. The Reshuffle
-13. Departure and Letters
-14. Ice Warnings
-15.Change of the Watch
-16. Three Bells
-17. The Collision
-18. Inspection and Evacuation
-19. No. 7 - Men Allowed
-20. No. 5 and Loading Capacity
-21. Smith, Wilde and Guns
-22. Lifeboat No.1
-23. Gunshots
-24. Bruce Ismay
-25. Collapsible A and a Suicide
-26. Identity of the Suicidal Officer
-27. What Happened to Murdoch?
-28. In Conclusion

30. Olympic Class Film Archive

31. Shootings on the Titanic
Shootings on the Titanic, Part I: The Definitive Story
Shootings on the Titanic, Part II: First Class Shot
Shootings on the Titanic, Part III: The Bloody Quarter
Shootings on the Titanic, Part IV: The Deadly Rushes
Shootings on the Titanic,Part V: Collapsible A
Shootings on the Titanic, Part VI: Final Shootings

32. An Honest Hero
33. Identifying Titanic's Officers

34. The Titanic Switch Theory - Introduction
-1.The Titanic Switch Theory - The Switch Theory
-2. The Titanic Switch Theory - Why It Didn't Happen
-3. The Titanic Switch Theory - Claims Analysed
-4. The Titanic Switch Theory - Conclusion/Credits

35. Murdoch's Signet Ring
36. Murdoch's Titanic Cabin

6. News

7. Contact

8. Sources and references