What made the Titanic famous

“Titanic” SOS: The world's most famous radio can be recovered

In 1903, the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi (1874–1937) opened the first wireless telegraph connection across the Atlantic. Six years later he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for this. Three more years later, she was incredibly lucky. Because he had to get to New York quickly, he gave up his place on the steamer "Titanic" and instead took an earlier connection.

That probably saved his life. Because on the night of April 14th to 15th, 1912, the "Titanic" collided with an iceberg on her maiden voyage in the North Atlantic. 1514 of the more than 2200 passengers and crew members drowned. Marconi's invention also played an important role in this famous catastrophe. Because the modern technology of the luxury liner also included a radio telegraph from Marconi International Marine Communication Co. It was used to send the SOS emergency call at around 0.15 a.m.

This famous radio can now be recovered from the wreck at a depth of 3800 meters. That found the US District Judge Rebecca Beach Smith in Norfolk (Virginia). She followed the request of the rescue company R.M.S. Titanic to secure the historically and culturally significant Marconi telegraph, which is part of the legacy of the "Titanic", the survivors and the drowned. Otherwise, the device may soon be buried by the rubble of the wreck, which is decaying faster and faster, it said. A stairwell has already collapsed, the roof over the radio room has been riddled with holes.