This has been proven to be false, the Ship could not have been near her as history now shows and white flares are used for collision warning, even if the Sampson was there it would be difficult determining if the Titanic needed help.
An excerpt from the Washingtonpost below explains it all.
“…Scholars of the Titanic found Naess’s story intriguing but contradictory in some places and simply baffling in others. For example, Naess stated that his ship had been south of Cape Hatteras, which was not only physically impossible but logically confounding. Why would a Norwegian sealer even think of being near Cape Hatteras? It’s a thousand miles from his Arctic hunting ground and nowhere near any seals…”
So if you have come across the story below
“There were three ships which were nearby when the Titanic sunk !*
One of them was known as the -*Sampson*. It was 7 miles away from the Titanic and they saw the white flares signaling danger, but because the crew had been hunting seals illegally and didn’t want to be caught, they turned and went the opposite direction away from the Titanic. This ship represents many people like us, who are so busy looking inward at our own lives that we can’t recognize when someone else is in need.
The next ship was the -*Californian*. This ship was only 14 miles away from the Titanic, but they were surrounded by ice fields and the captain looked out and saw the white flares, but because the conditions weren’t favorable and it was dark, he decided to go back to bed and wait until morning. The crew tried to convince themselves that nothing was happening. This ship represents those of us who often say – “I can’t do anything now. The conditions aren’t right for it and so we wait until conditions are perfect before going out.”
The last ship was the – *Carpathia* This ship was actually headed in a *opposite* direction 58 miles away from the Titanic when they heard the distress cries over the radio. The captain of this ship knelt down, prayed to God for direction and then turned the ship around and went full steam ahead through the ice fields. *This was the ship that saved the 705 survivors of the Titanic*”
Know that this is not an accurate account of what really happened.
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