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Ship to shore

23 April 2012

This article commemorates the 100th anniversary of RMS Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage. On 15 April 1912, more than 1,500 of the 2,340 passengers and crew of the ‘unsinkable’ luxury liner drowned in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic after the pride of the White Star fleet struck an iceberg.

The radio operator, Harold Bride, survived and later described to a journalist how he witnessed the largest passenger ship in the world taking a nosedive beneath the icy waves with all her lights blazing and the band still playing. Before swimming for his life, Bride sent out a distress signal from an early 5 kw Marconi wireless set, and it is thanks to this steadfast radio operator and the then state of the art transmitter that the lives of hundreds of people were saved in the early hours of that fateful day.

After RMS Carpathia picked up the survivors she docked in New York. Guglielmo Marconi went aboard with the New York Times to interview Bride. On 18 June 1912,

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