Secrets of the Dead

The Lookouts Spot the Iceberg

Clip: Season 18 Episode 5 | 1m 23s Video has closed captioning.

Experts explain the protocol Titanic crew would have followed upon sighting an iceberg dead ahead, beginning with three piercing rings of the crow’s nest bell.

Aired: 11/04/20

Rating: NR

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