Telegram received by the Russian liner Birma (MT 9/920c)
The Russian East Asiatic S.S. Co.¬† Radio-Telegram
No Words¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Origin Station.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Time handed in.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Via.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Remarks
bg to 6.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Titanic¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† 11 H.45M.April 14/15 1912.¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Distress Call Ligs Loud
Cgd – SOS. from M.¬† G.¬† Y.
We have struck iceberg sinking fast come to our assistance.
Position Lat. 41.46 n.¬† Lon. 50.14.¬† W.
M.¬† G.¬† Y.
[MGY was the codename for the TITANIC]« Return to Life aboard the Titanic
5. Look at Source 5. This is a telegram received by the Russian liner Birma.
- When was it received?
- If you were the wireless operator on the Birma, how would you report this message to the Captain?
- If you were the Captain of the Birma, what would you do?