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06:35

How the Titanic made the modern radio standard part of shipping

Bloomberg :: When 705 survivors of the disaster were taken aboard the Carpathia, the transatlantic steamship that came to the Titanic's rescue, wireless transformed from a plaything into a necessity. Bride, once aboard the Carpathia, “never was out of the wireless room,” helping to transmit personal messages and lists of survivors back to shore. He recounted that he “saw nothing of Mrs. Astor or any of them. I just worked the wireless.”

After the tragedy, radios became a standard part of shipping

Continue to read Katherine Bygrave Howe, www.bloomberg.com

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