April 12, 1912: Ice Warning One

French Liner La Touraine
Friday, April 12th
7pm

Although, Titanic's maiden voyage is off to a perfect start. The North Atlantic still has it's dangers. On the evening of April 12th, Titanic receives her first ice warning. The sender is the captain of the French liner La Touraine. His massage is addressed to Captain Smith. The Titanic wireless operator Harold Bride takes the message to the bridge.


Wireless Operator Harold Bride

Titanic's officers don't see any cause for alarm, because ice is common in the early spring. Captain Smith gives the position of reported ice to Fourth Officer Boxhall, who marks the position on the map in the chart room.


4th Officer Joseph Boxhall