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14th April 2012

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Titanic Special Event Stations

I’ve been working several of the Titanic special event stations. Among them EI1MGY, GR100MGY and OR100MGY.  A comprehensive list can be found here.

Titanic Timeline —

April 14, 1912 (9:20 p.m.) Captain Smith retires to his room.

April 14, 1912 (9:40 p.m.) The last of several warnings about icebergs is received in the wireless room. This warning never makes it to the bridge.

April 14, 1912 (11:40 p.m.) The lookouts spot an iceberg directly in the path of the Titanic. First Officer Murdoch orders a hard starboard (left) turn, but the Titanic’s right side still scrapes the iceberg. Only 37 seconds passed between the sighting of the iceberg and hitting it.

April 15, 1912 (12:05 a.m.) Captain Smith orders the crew to prepare the lifeboats and get the passengers and crew up on deck.

April 15, 1912 (12:45 a.m.) The first lifeboat is lowered into the freezing water.
April 15, 1912 (2:18 a.m.) The Titanic snaps in half.

April 15, 1912 (2:20 a.m.) The Titanic sinks.

April 15, 1912 (4:10 a.m.) The Carpathia picks up the first of the survivors.

April 15, 1912 (8:30 a.m.) The Carpathia picks up survivors from the last lifeboat.

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11th April 2012

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Titanic Wireless Reinactment on Twitter →

This year, starting at 11:55 pm Newfoundland Standard Time (NST) on April 14, follow the hash tag #TitanicMMA and experience the magnitude of Titanic through the same wireless messages operators received in 1912.

  • The hash tag for the 2012 real time account on Twitter is #TitanicMMA.
  • The real time account of the disaster will begin at 11:55 pm NST
  • Newfoundland Standard Time (NST) will be used because of the ship’s geographic location at the time of the sinking
  • Prior to the start of the real time account, eight iceberg warnings that preceded the sinking in 1912 will be posted on Twitter.

Titanic Radio Room

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9th April 2012

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Titanic Special Event Station W1MGY →

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