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Summary

Robert Hichens was the Quartermaster at the wheel when Titanic hit the iceberg.

He received the famous order “Hard-a-Starboard” from First Officer William Murdoch. For 100 years Robert had a reputation as a coward and a bully for his behavior in Lifeboat Six where he had a stand-up row with the famous Unsinkable Molly Brown.

Her interview with the New York Times after the disaster cost him his career prospects. As a result of the sinking and because of the way he was treated by the White Star Line Robert’s life spiraled out of control and eventually led to an attempted murder charge.

Did Robert deserve his tarnished reputation?

His great-granddaughter Sally Nilsson who has written his dramatic biography and narrates this audiobook thinks not. She attempts to set the record straight and tells a different account of the last man at the wheel of Titanic.

©2011 The History Press (P)2020 Sally Nilsson

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