John Phillips was the man known for trying to save Titanic

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John Phillips was the man known for trying to save Titanic

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:14 am

AS WATER from the ocean deep began to fill the room, John Phillips refused to slow down.

He had earlier shooed away the closest ships who had sent dire warnings of being “surrounded” by ice — and now he was trying to get them back.

Nicknamed Jack, the 25-year-old was the RMS Titanic’s Chief Wireless Operator at the time and he was under intense pressure to find a nearby saviour — the ship was sinking fast and there were not enough lifeboats to save its 2224 passengers on board.

It was 2.17am on April 15, 1912 and the British passenger liner’s side had ripped through an iceberg nearly three hours earlier. He could see the forward part of the ship flooding and knew time was of the essence.

Stopped in the dark of the night in the icy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, slowly slipping towards a watery grave, Phillips continued to shoot messages across the sea in the hope of salvation.

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