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Marconigrams Sent By Titanic Survivors

Approximately 170 Marconigrams were sent from the Carpathia by Titanic survivors to loved ones to let them know of their fate. Another 77 were marked NOT TRANSMITTED.

View Marconigram sent April 17, 1912 at 7:17 a.m.
View Marconigram sent April 17, 1912 at 7:20 a.m.
View Marconigram sent April 17, 1912 at 2:35 p.m.
View Lifeboat #14 which rescued Lillian and Daisy Minahan on April 17, 1912.

There were two wireless operators on Titanic. Jack Phillips, age 25, continued sending SOS calls for at least 15 minutes after Captain Smith relieved him of duty, saying "every man for himself." Jack Philips was so set on sending SOS messages that he did not stop a stoker trying to remove his lifejacket as witnessed by his fellow operator Harold Bride. Jack Phillips did not survive and his body was never found.

Harold Bride, age 22, was the second wireless operator. Bride was able to climb from the water on to the upside down collapsible lifeboat B. Because of his exposure to the cold water he suffered from severe frostbite on his feet and one foot was crushed.

Harold Bride and Harold Cottam, Carpathia's wireless operator, worked almost non-stop transmitting messages from April 15 until the Carpathia arrived in New York on a rainy night on April 18th.

This item is available for viewing at Audio Video Showroom in Santa Rosa, California.