posted on Mar, 25 2008 @ 09:06 AM
The life vests worked quite well at holding up passengers -- if I recall, they were the reason so many bodies were recovered, identified, and buried.
(The problem was the cold water. Most of the passengers died of hypothermia.) The problem would be collecting enough of them to fashion a raft.
In addition, if you've seen the recent film, Titanic did in fact take about two hours to sink, meaning that anything taking longer than two hours to
assemble and not able to be assembled on a crowded deck is out of the question.
Of course, if I could fix one thing, I'd have had the Collapsibles launched properly -- if I recall, Collapsible B was launched upside-down, which
made it difficult for the men to hang on to it. Collapsible A was nearly swamped shortly after its launching.