A collection of 6 framed Marconigrams, RMS Titanic  5.5x8ins(14x20cm)each. 6
Lot 2033
[TITANIC] A collection of 6 framed Marconi messages relating to the return of Carpathia to New York, ice conditions, and the search for survivors by other ships
each dated 15 APR 1912 5-1/2 x 8 in.(14 x 20 cm.) each. 6
Sold for US$ 12,018 inc. premium

Lot Details
A collection of 6 framed Marconigrams, RMS Titanic  5.5x8ins(14x20cm)each. 6 A collection of 6 framed Marconigrams, RMS Titanic  5.5x8ins(14x20cm)each. 6 A collection of 6 framed Marconigrams, RMS Titanic  5.5x8ins(14x20cm)each. 6 A collection of 6 framed Marconigrams, RMS Titanic  5.5x8ins(14x20cm)each. 6 A collection of 6 framed Marconigrams, RMS Titanic  5.5x8ins(14x20cm)each. 6
[TITANIC] A collection of 6 framed Marconi messages relating to the return of Carpathia to New York, ice conditions, and the search for survivors by other ships
each dated 15 APR 1912
but that there was little or no hope of finding anyone else alive.
26. (Olympic to Carpathia)
SENT TO CARPATHIA 3.55 PM N.Y.T.
To: CAPTAIN CARPATHIA.
KINDLY INFORM ME IF THERE IS THE SLIGHTEST HOPE IN SEARCHING TITANIC POSITION AT DAYBREAK. AGREE WITH YOU ON NOT MEETING. WILL STAND ON PRESENT COURSE UNTIL YOU HAVE PASSED AND WILL THEN HAUL MORE SOUTHWARD. DOES PARALLEL OF 41.17 N LEAD CLEAR OF THE ICE

27. (Carpathia to Olympic)
To: CAPTAIN HADDOCK O L Y M P I C RECEIVED 4.00 pm N.Y.T.
SOUTH POINT PACK ICE 41.16 N. DON'T ATTEMPT TO GO NORTH UNTIL 49.30 W MANY BERGS LARGE AND SMALL AMONGST PACK ALSO FOR MANY MILES TO EASTWARD FEAR ABSOLUTELY NO HOPE SEARCHING TITANIC'S POSITION. LEFT LEYLAND s.s. CALIFORNIAN SEARCHING ROUND. ALL BOATS ACCOUNTED FOR.

28. (Olympic to Cape Race)
SENT TO CAPE RACE AT 4.35 pm est
To: ISMAY NEW YORK AND LIVERPOOL
CARPATHIA REACHED TITANIC POSITION AT DAYBREAK FOUND BOATS AND WRECKAGE ONLY TITANIC HAD FOUNDERED ABOUT 2.20am IN 41.46 N 50.14 W ALL HER BOATS ACCOUNTED FOR ABOUT 675 SOULS SAVED CREW AND PASSENGERS LATTER NEARLY ALL WOMEN AND CHILDREN LEYLAND LINE SS CALIFORNIAN REMAINING AND SEARCHING POSITION OF DISASTER CARPATHIA RETURNING TO NEW YORK WITH SURVIVORS PLEASE INFORM CUNARD.
HADDOCK

29. (Olympic to Cape Race)
SENT TO CAPE RACE 4.40 pm EST
To: FRANKLIN ISMAY NEW YORK
INEXPRESSIBLE SORROW AM PROCEEDING STRAIGHT ON VOYAGE CARPATHIA INFORMS ME NO HOPE IN SEARCHING WILL SEND NAMES OF SURVIVORS AS OBTAINABLE YAMSI ON CARPATHIA.
HADDOCK

30. (Olympic to Carpathia)
SENT TO CARPATHIA 4.50 EST
To: CAPTAIN CARPATHIA.
CAN YOU GIVE ME NAMES SURVIVORS TO FORWARD.
HADDOCK.

31. (Carpathia to Olympic)
To: CAPTAIN HADDOCK OLYMPIC RECVD AT 5.37 pm EST
CAPTAIN CHIEF 1st AND SIXTH OFFICERS AND ALL ENGINEERS GONE ALSO DOCTOR ALL PURSERS ONE MARCONI OPERATOR AND CHIEF STEWARD. WE HAVE SECOND THIRD FOURTH AND FIFTH OFFICERS ONE MARCONI OPERATOR ON BOARD.
ROSTRON.
5-1/2 x 8 in.(14 x 20 cm.) each. (6)

Footnotes

  • It is interesting to note that in Marconi message #29 they start referring to Bruce Ismay as Yamsi (Ismay spelled backwards), probably so as not to broadcast the fact that the chairman and managing director of the White Star Line had survived when so many others had perished.

    Literature:
    John Booth and Sean Coughlan, Titanic - Signals of Disaster, White Star Publications, Wiltshire, UK, 1993, pgs 160-165.
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