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Morse Code Titanic: The Morse Code Messages from the Titanic

Morse Code Titanic Fact 1: The Titanic Distress Call Was “CQD” – Not “SOS”

The Titanic’s radio operators, Harold Bride and Jack Philips, were employees of a radio telegraph company named “Marconi.” Marconi’s distress call then was CQD, not SOS. CQD is still a common distress call for British ships.

Morse Code Titanic Fact 2: Morse Code Operator Jack Philips Did Not Survive.

The Titanic Morse Code operator Harold Bride did make it off the ship, however, Jack Philips died from exposure.