Titanic Radio Room


Titanic carried 2 Radio Officers (or, as they were known in those days, Marconi wireless operators or telegraphists).

In charge was 25 year old John (Jack) G. Phillips (left), with 21 year old Harold Bride (right) as the deputy or second R/O.

The R/O’s remained at their posts until about 3 minutes before the vessel foundered… even after being released from their duties by the Captain.

Harold Bride remarked that water could be heard flooding into the wheelhouse as he and Jack Phillips abandoned the radio room. Jack Phillips was still sending as the power supply to the radio room failed…

RMS Titanic hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage, from Southampton. The ship was damaged on the 14th April 1912 in the North Atlantic, and eventually sank in the early hours of the 15th April 1912. Approximately 700 people survived and 1500 people perished in the disaster.