Kia ora Cameron,
I may be able to help you.
I am a descendent ( 4th cousin) of Frederick Fleet, who was the look out that alerted the danger by shouting 'ice berg right ahead" as soon as he saw it with his naked eye. Had the officers not left the look out's binoculars locked in Southampton, the danger would have been noticed sooner, however, as soon as Fred saw the ice berg, he did the right and proper thing. He also got women and children to safety to the Carparthia in life boat no 6. His portrayal in the 97 movie was 'Hollywood" rather than fact, and the actor who played him had a very strong London accent, Fred had a Liverpool accent.
Most of the crew and passengers were in fact from Southampton from where the Titanic sailed.
If you are in the UK if you google BBC South Today 15 April 2012 and go to the iplayer and look up "Titanic Remembers Southampton" there is a lovely 30/40 minute programme and it mentions Fred and his wife and life quite a bit. If you are not in UK still google the title and it you will see a you tube film of the programme it is presented/narrated by Bernard Hill, another Liverpudlian.
Fred was also a key witness in both the UK and US inquiries. If you put 'Frederick Fleet' in a search engine there is a lot of information about him.
He was abandoned by his mother, ( she ran of to the US to be with her then boyfriend, who she later married and they had a daughter in 1893, Fred was born in Liverpool in 1887), he never knew the identity of his father, trained up as a deck hand before getting his post as look out on the Titanic ( he was then 24/5) , he married Eva Le Gros in 1917, ( the love of his life) they had a daughter Dorothy Frederica Eva Fleet in 1918. In later years Fred and Eva lived with her brother,Fred as a pensioner was selling the Southampton Echo on the streets of Southampton,Eva died Dec 64, her brother evicted Fred who was then on the streets, after sometime on the streets he made his way back to the house where he took his own life. His brother in law ( he who evicted him) found him hung on the clothes line in his garden. Fred was buried in a paupers grave ( he died 2 weeks after Eva so Jan 1965) until in 1993 the Titanic Historical Society in Massachusetts erected a beautiful headstone in his memory.
Fred's Mum and my great great grandfather were siblings,