First Officer William Murdoch Quotes in A Night to Remember (1958)
First Officer William Murdoch Quotes:
Captain Edward J. Smith: [hurrying to the bridge immediately after the collision] What is it?
First Officer William Murdoch: Iceberg sir. I put her hard-a-starboard and reversed the engines, but she was too close.
Engineer: She's making water fast sir. The mail hold's practically full already.
Captain Edward J. Smith: Aren't the pumps working?
First Officer William Murdoch: Yes sir.
Captain Edward J. Smith: [indicates engineer can return to his job] Thank you.
Fourth Officer Joseph Boxhall: The engine room says they'll need more. They're rigging them now.
Ismay: This is most unfortunate, Captain.
Captain Edward J. Smith: Yes sir.
Ismay: Do you think the ship is seriously damaged?
Captain Edward J. Smith: I'm afraid she is.
[sees Andrews arrive on the bridge]
Captain Edward J. Smith: Excuse me.
Ismay: [to Murdoch] How long is this likely to delay us?
First Officer William Murdoch: Not long, I expect, sir.
Captain Edward J. Smith: [to Andrews, quietly] We've struck a berg. I think she's badly damaged. I would like to know *how* badly.
Andrews: Right. I'll go down and have a look.
Lookout Frederick Fleet: [spots iceberg, rings warning bell and picks up bridge phone]
Sixth Officer James Moody: [picks up receiver on bridge] What did you see?
Lookout Frederick Fleet: Iceberg. Dead ahead, sir.
Sixth Officer James Moody: [repeats to Murdoch] Iceberg, dead ahead sir.
First Officer William Murdoch: [looks out bridge window, sees the berg and calls into the wheelhouse speaker] Hard-a-starboard.
Hitchens: [repeats order as he turns wheel] Hard-a-starboard, sir.
First Officer William Murdoch: [to Moody] Full-astern both.
Sixth Officer James Moody: [Moody repeats as he pulls the engine-room telegraph handles to full-speed astern] Full-astern both, sir.
First Officer William Murdoch: [looks out window again, then turns to other Seaman on the bridge] Close watertight doors.
Seaman: [repeats order and moves to watertight door control switches] Close watertight doors, sir.
Hitchens: [calls from wheelhouse] Hard-a-starboard it is, sir.
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Characters on A Night to Remember (1958)
- First Class Passenger
- Captain Edward J. Smith
- Mrs. Sylvia Lightoller
- Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller
- Capt. Arthur Rostron
- Maj. Arthur Peuchen
- Chief Baker Charles Joughin
- Steerage steward
- Wireless Operator Harold Thomas Cottam
- Mr. Isador Straus
- Col. Archibald Gracie
- Mrs. Straus
- Quartermaster George Thomas Rowe
- Benjamin Guggenheim
- Capt. Stanley Lord
- Second Officer Herbert Stone
- Mrs. Clarke
- Mr. Clarke
- Lady Richard
- Sir Richard
- Robbie Lucas
- Fourth Officer Joseph Boxhall
- Mr. Yates
- Chief Engineer Joseph Bell
- Apprentice James Gibson
- Mr. Hoyle
- Sixth Officer James Moody
- Edith Evans
- Mrs. Brown
- Margaret Brown
- Lookout Frederick Fleet
- Martin Gallagher
- Mr. Murphy
- Man on upturned lifeboat
- Dining saloon steward
- Assistant Wireless Operator Harold Bride
- Wireless Operator Cyril Evans
- Third Officer Charles Groves
- Mr. Bull, man on train
- Mr. James Farrell
- Seaman at steerage gate
- Closing crawl
- John Wesley Woodward
- Wallace Hartley - Orchestra Leader
- Mrs. Liz Lucas