Jack Phillips (Wireless Officer)

Jack Phillips (Wireless Officer)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John George "Jack" Phillips (11 April 1887-15 April 1912) was a British wireless telegraphist who died whilst on the Titanic after it hit an iceberg; he was serving as senior wireless operator on board the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic. As the Titanic was sinking, Phillips worked tirelessly to send wireless messages to other ships to enlist their assistance with the rescue of the Titanic's passengers and crew. While Phillips has borne criticism for having told the radio operator of the Californian, "Shut up! I am busy, I am working Cape Race!" when interrupted on-air by his counterpart telling him that his ship was surrounded by ice, similar warning messages earlier that day had been delivered to the captain and a lookout had been posted.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134975281
  • 9786134975285