Robert Hichens

  • Name: Robert Hichens
    Birth Date: September 16, 1882
    Death: September 23, 1940
    Birth place: Newlyn, Cornwall, United Kingdom
    Death: Aberdeen, Scotland

Was First Officer Murdoch 'Drunk at the Wheel'?

According to author Sally Nilsson, First Officer Murdoch is guilty of a gross dereliction of duty. She firmly believes if he was not "out cold from the wine he had consumed at a celebration for his captain...lying on the lounge at the rear of the pilot house" the Titanic could have avoided the iceberg.

Just who is Sally Nilsson and what evidence does she have to support such a serious accusation? What are the facts?