Monday, April 15th12:19am - 12:27am
As Titanic sinks, wireless operator Phillips continues to send CQD calls...
58 miles away, wireless operator Harold Cottom aboard the Cunard Line's Carpathia, (pictured above) hears Titanic's distress call while getting ready for bed.
|Wireless Operator Cottom and Captain Rostron|
of the Cunard liner Carpathia.
Although angry about being rudely awoken, Rostron takes the situation seriously and immediately gets dressed.
Meanwhile on Titanic, wireless operator Harold Bride informs Captain Smith that Carpathia has responded, that they are traveling at full speed, and that they will reach Titanic's location within 4 hours. Smith is stunned that Carpathia is the only ship responding to their rescue. Titanic has at most 2 hours to live.
|Wireless Operator Bride and Captain Smith of Titanic.|
Watch this video to see what it would have been like
at this point in Titanic history...