Wednesday, January 23, 2013

This Day in History January 23, 1909

I find this interesting that this happened three years prior to the Titanic. This was also a White Star Line ship called the RMS Republic.  It collided with the Italian ship Florida due to dense fog.  And on this date in 1909, a distress signal went out over the radio.  And thus began the first ever radio rescue at sea.  Those who survived the initial collision were evacuated to the RMS Baltic.

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