I was awakened by a steward with a message from
the Marconi Operator of my ship to the effect that
the Titanic was sending out the C.Q.D. call.
He had picked up the telephones just before going to bed
to see what was going on, and it was then he caught the
signals from the Titanic".
I blew the whistle at once and ordered the course to be
laid towards the "Titanic's" position. I dressed and went to
the chart room.
I went to the Chief Engineer, told him about the
Titanic and asked him to push up the fires, to wake all
the extra firemen and get them busy. I said "if necessary
give the firemen a tot of rum."
One message picked up was from the "Carpathia", asking
the "Titanic" if she wanted any special Boat to stand by.
The "Titanic" answered that she wanted all she could get.
After the "Titanic" had advised the "Frankfort" of her condition,
the "Titanic" sent out a second appeal to the "Frankfort"
saying "Come quick".
The messages grew weaker and weaker until the "Titanic's"
operator was undoubtedly using auxiliary or
By that time the Vessels Dynamo had been
rendered useless by water.
The "Titanic" was still calling C.Q.D. and at 1:30
she got the "Olympic", and said "get your boats
ready, going down fast by the Head".
The "Frankfort" replied at 1:35 "Starting for you".
Six minutes later the "Titanic" flashed C.Q.D. "Boilers Flooded".
Then came a question. "Are there any boats around you
already". To that there was no answer.
Other ships then began calling but could get no answer.
Later the Russian Ship "Burma" got the "Olympic" and
reported "All Quiet Now".
The "Titanic" had not spoken since 1:47
The Carpathia at 1:20 sent a message, "Are you still there
we are firing Rockets".
1:40 "Burma" thinks she hears "Titanic" she sends. "We are
coming, you are only fifty miles away hope you are
safer I am" . Carpathia calls Titanic.
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