He Complained

Lookout Fredrick Fleet, before leaving Southampton, England, complained to First Officer Murdoch about a piece of standard equipment he needed to do his job as lookout for icebergs. Murdoch told Fleet to mind his own business, and needless to say, Fleet did not get what he had requested. Fleet had requested a set of binoulars. Who knows! Perhaps Fleet could have warned the bridge in time, and the Titanic would have reached port in one piece.