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Titanic telegrams sent by the White Star Line to the GPO in London (15 April 1912)

The Titanic was a Royal Mail Ship (RMS) with a mail room and post office on board. The first telegram to Royal Mail after Titanic struck an iceberg reported that ‘there is no danger of loss of life’. Later telegrams, however, show how the situation changed. By the next day the ships owners, Ismay, Imrie and Company, telegraphed indicating large loss of life saying ‘deeply grieved ... [only] about 675 souls mostly women and children saved’.

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