Titanic Sinking - Titanic Sinking, Ships Rush to Rescue

Last View of the Titanic Titanic

Allen Liner Virginian Now Speeding Toward the Big Ship.


The Olympic Also Rushing To Give Aid---Other Ships Within Call.


Bringing Many Prominent Americans, and Was Due in New York To-morrow.

HALIFAX, N. S., April 14.---A wireless dispatch received to-night by the Allan line officials here from Capt. Gambell of the steamer Virginian, states that the White Star liner Titanic struck an iceberg off the Newfoundland Coast and flashed out wireless calls for immediate assistance.

The Virginian put on full speed and headed for the Titanic.

No particulars have been received as to the extent of the damage sustained by Titanic.

The Virginian sailed from Halifax at midnight on Saturday night, and would probably be 300 miles off this coast when she picked up the calls from Titanic for assistance.

The Allan line has only about 200 passengers on board and would have ample accommodations for a large number of persons in case a transfer from the Titanic was necessary. The Virginian is a mail steamer, and so she is not likely to take the Titanic in tow.

MONTREAL, April, 14.---The new White Star liner Titanic is reported in advices received here late to-night to have struck an iceberg.

The news was received at the Allan line offices here in a wireless message from the Captain of the steamer Virginian of that line.

It was stated that the Virginian had been in wireless communication with the Titanic, that she had reported being in collision with an iceberg and asked for assistance.

The Virginian reported that she was on her way to the Titanic.

The Virginian sailed from Halifax this morning, and at the time the wireless was sent she is reckoned to have been about abeam of Cape Race. She has 200 passengers on board, but can accommodate 900 more of the Titanic's passengers should their removal be necessary.

The message from the Virginian's Captain was sent by wireless to Cape Race, and thence by cable to Halifax, and then by wire to Montreal.

The Allen Line officials here expect to hear further news at any moment.

The New York Times, New York, NY 15 Apr 1912


CAPE RACE, N. F., Sunday night, April 14.---At 10:25 o'clock to-night the White Star line steamship Titanic called "C. Q. D." to the Marconic wireless station here, and reported having struck an iceberg. The steamer said that immediate assistance was required.

Half an hour afterward another message came reporting that they were sinking by the head and that women were being put off in the lifeboats.

The weather was calm and clear, the Titanic's wireless operator reported, and gave the position of the vessel as 41.46 north latitude and 50.14 west longitude.

The Marconi station at Cape Race notified the Allan liner Virginian, the captain of which immediately advised that he was proceeding for the scene of the disaster.

The Virginian was about 170 miles distant from the Titanic and expected to reach that vessel about 10 A. M. Monday.

2 A. M., Monday.----The Olympic at an early hour this, Monday, morning, was in latitude 40.32 north and longitude 61.18 west. She was in direct communication with the Titanic, and is now making all haste toward her.

The steamship Baltic also reported herself as about 200 miles east of the Titanic, and was making all possible sped[sic] toward her.

The last signals from the Titanic were heard by the Virginian at 12:27 A. M.

The wireless operator on the Virginian says these signals were blurred and ended adruptly[sic].

The New York Times, New York, NY 15 Apr 1912