job was as a newspaper salesman when times
were still tough after the Second World War.
He tragically took his live after his wife
Frederick Fleet Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1887 - 1965 *** Full Name: Frederick Fleet *** Occupation: British Sailor *** Date of Birth: Frederick Fleet was born on October 15th 1887 *** Place of Birth: Frederick Fleet was born in Liverpool, England *** Family background: His father was not known to him and his mother abandoned him, leaving England for America with another man, never to make contact with him again *** Early life and childhood: He grew up in a series of foster homes and with distant relatives *** Education: Frederick Fleet may not have received much if any education ***.
Frederick Fleet Fact 1:
Frederick Fleet was born on October
15th 1887 and during the late 19th
century period in history when great
strides were made in the industrial
revolution, the Victoria era was
coming to a close and there were
vast technological advances being
Frederick Fleet Fact 8: Repeated requests had been made for binoculars but these were unavailable for the lookout teams.
Frederick Fleet Fact 9: There seem to be several possibilities why binoculars were not used, one being when the officers switched shifts one did not inform the other of their whereabouts, another is that they were locked away and the officer going off duty forgot he had the key. Regardless, it has been said that because of the unhelpful weather conditions binoculars would have been useless anyway.
Frederick Fleet Fact 10:
Fleet would be the first of the two
lookouts to spot the iceberg and
proceeded with protocol and rang the
lookout bell three times, followed
by using the telephone to the bridge
where he clearly said “Iceberg!
Right Ahead!” to James Paul Moody,
the sixth officer, who without
hesitation, notified William
McMaster Murdock, the first officer,
who was in charge on the bridge at
Frederick Fleet Fact 15: Hichens was not popular and kept upsetting the rowers.
Frederick Fleet Fact 16: When they failed to reach the SS California the question of going back for survivors arose and Hichens cautioned against the idea for fear of being overwhelmed.
Frederick Fleet Fact 17:
Eventually the occupants of lifeboat
6 intercepted RMS Carpathia at
6.00am the following morning.
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