Release on 2012 | by Michael Hughes,Katherine Bosworth
Wireless Communications During the Great Disaster
Author: Michael Hughes,Katherine Bosworth
Category: Technology & Engineering
Published to mark the centenary of the sinking, this book tells the story of the Titanic from a new angle: the role of wireless in the disaster.Drawing on the Marconi Archives in the Bodleian Library, the most extensive record of wireless communications, the book recounts the fateful events of April 1912 using complete transcripts of the messages to re-tell this well-known story from a different perspective.The narrative begins with warnings of ice, including one sent from the S.S. Californian, the closest ship to the Titanic, just hours before the fatal collision. It follows Jack Phillips, the senior operator on board the R.M.S. Titanic, as he begins sending the 'CQD' Marconi distress signals late on the night of April 14th. We see how these urgent calls were received by nearby ships and how news was passed rapidly across the Atlantic, in a desperate attempt to save the lives of the passengers and crew. The story ends with messages from the few lucky survivors safely on their way to New York.The directness and brevity of the messages gives the narrative a compelling impact and immediacy. Titanic Calling brings to life the voices of the individuals in this drama, retelling this legendary story as it was first heard.
Release on 1912 | by Great Britain. Court to investigate loss of steamship "Titanic."
Report of a Formal Investigation Into the Circumstances Attending the Foundering on April 15, 1912, of the British Steamship "Titanic", of Liverpool, After Striking Ice in Or Near Latitude 41 ̊46' N., Longitude 50 ̊14' W., North Atlantic Ocean
Author: Great Britain. Court to investigate loss of steamship "Titanic."
This gripping volume explores the tragic sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Readers will be introduced to the historical background, controversies surrounding the disaster, and personal narratives from survivors.
A photographic history of the construction of the SS Titanic in Belfast and its subsequent sinking in 1912. The text and photographs focus on the design, construction and fitting out of the Titanic, as well as the men, the bosses, their work and living conditions.
Release on 1912 | by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce
Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate : Sixty-second Congress, Second Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 283, Directing the Committee on Commerce to Investigate the Causes Leading to the Wreck of the White Star Liner "Titanic" ... : [April 19-May 25, 1912]
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce