Skip to comments.EXTRA EDITION 430AM: TITANIC SINKING IN MID-OCEAN; HIT GREAT ICEBERG
Posted on 04/15/2018 8:03:37 AM PDT by NRx
At 1227 This Morning Blurred Signals by Wireless Told of Women Being Put Off in Lifeboats- Three Liners Rushing to Aid of 1,300 Imperiled Passengers and Crew of 860 Men----
MANY NOTED PERSONS ON BOARD---
CAPE RACE N.F. APRIL 15 AT 10:25 LAST NIGHT THE STEAMSHIP TITANIC CALLED S.O.S. AND REPORTED HAVING STRUCK AN ICEBERG. THE STEAMER SAID THAT IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE WAS REQUIRED.
HALF AN HOUR AFTERWARD ANOTHER MESSAGE CAME REPORTING THAT THEY WERE SINKING BY THE HEAD AND THAT WOMEN WERE BEING PUT OFF IN THE LIFEBOATS.
THE WEATHER WAS CLAM AND CLEAR, THE TITANIC'S WIRELESS OPERATOR REPORTED, AND GAVE THE POSITION OF THE VESSEL, 41:46 NORTH LATITUDE 50:14 WEST LONGITUDE.
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With the poor metal in the hull and the cold you could have shattered the hull with a hammer
Look at the advertisements on page 11. Pretty sure that the Cunard ads were wasted money.
“They said she’d never go down”...
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I saw a documentary that showed there was also a coal fire smoldering away for several days in her bunkers which was the culprit for weakening the steel in the hull.
Another documentary claims an optical illusion on the still waters that night hid the iceberg from view until it was too late.
Lone man, ignorant of aeronautics, lost in clouds (hot air balloon).
The Titanic had a rotary spark gap transmitter, which has a unique ‘sound’.
Here is a recreation of the SOS from Titanic as might have been heard by “HAM” operators that fateful night
Another story on the front page about Matilde Moisant...she survived the crash of her plane and lived to the age of 85, dying in 1964. She gave up flying after that day.
What’s interesting to consider is that that was the first time the wireless was used in an emergency situation. Sending wireless telegrams was considered a fun little novelty from when Marconi invented the device (and of course tested it in Newfoundland). The ships’ wireless operators would usually be in bed by about 11:00pm (24 hour surveillance was not required until after the TITANIC sinking).
The much closer Californian’s wireless operator tried conversing with the one from the Titanic right before the collision with the iceberg but was told “Shut up, you are jamming my signal”. He thus turned off his set and went to bed. Had he stayed up later like the Carpathia’s did, the Californian would likely have been on the scene before the Titanic even sank and possibly saved all lives lost that night.
I have read that they would have been better off if they hit it head-on....It would seem to me that with all of the inherent weaknesses of the boat, had they hit the iceberg head-on, it probably would have sunk faster than it did.
One of the first, but not the very first, according to this guy: www.titanicinquiry.org/USInq/AmInq01Marconi01.php
How long has wireless telegraphy been a practical science?
I think it has been a practical science since - you mean in regard to shipping?
In regard to shipping.
I should say since 1900. Of course, great improvements have been made since.
Who made the first successful experiment?
I think I did myself.
In what year?
Since that time have you have found it efficient in cases of a similar character?
To that of the Titanic and Carpathia. Yes; I am very glad to say that it has been of paramount utility in a great number of cases.
In what cases?
The most important, looking backward, was the collision, which occurred between the Republic, of the White Star Line, and the Florida, near Nantucket; when assistance was summoned; and, fortunately, in that case practically everyone was saved.
Other cases have occurred with other ships. I remember a lightship in the English Channel which was run down over 10 years ago which obtained assistance by the same means; and one of the Cunard liners got into trouble some time ago - a long time ago - and summoned assistance by the same methods. Of course the two important and sensational cases in which it has proved of utility have been the wreck of the Republic, and this disaster to the Titanic.
Thanks for ping.
My wife and I just watched that.
It was emotionally moving, which is surprising, as it it just Morse Code text with time stamps.
The poor rivets sure didn't help.
Titanic sinking in Real Time
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