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22nd Jun '16 2:26:26 PM BobTanaka
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* An obviously rich old lady in the lifeboats hears a woman from steerage wailing that she can't go without her husband. The rich lady replies [[HeroicSacrifice "Certainly not! Kindly help me out of here."]]
22nd Jun '16 2:20:26 PM BobTanaka
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** To clarify: the band had been playing throughout the loading of the lifeboats to help keep calm. When the last boat has left and the ship is beginning its final plunge, the bandmaster, William Hartley, bids his bandmates farewell, then begins to play "Nearer My God to Thee." The rest of the band soon joins in, playing one final hymn to offer some consolation for their fellow passengers who are about to die.
20th Jun '16 11:39:12 AM BobTanaka
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** This exchange when one of the crewmen assigned to her lifeboat is panicking after the sinking:
-->'''Hitchens:''' "We've got no water, no compass, not charts..."
-->'''Molly:''' "Aw, shut up!"
11th Sep '15 4:03:27 PM Kalmbach
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* The crew of the RMS ''Carpathia''. While the SS ''Californian'' is implicated for ignoring the ''Titanic'''s sinking, the radio operator of the ''Carpathia'' instantly rushes to the captain about the emergency with the distress call he just received, who hesitates for only a few seconds before ordering the ship to race to the emergency at full speed. Was even more awesome in RealLife when you consider that a) they went through the heart of the very iceberg field that sank the ''Titanic'', and b) by running the boilers at full capacity for the whole journey (as well as cutting off heat through much of the ship and [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique locking the safety valves shut]], ''Carpathia'' exceeded her official top speed of 14 knots by 125%, reaching 17.5 knots in her desperate race for ''Titanic''. The result shaved nearly an hour off Carpathia's journey, saving God only knows how many lives. Never again in her long and storied career would the ''Carpathia'' ever achieve that much speed.

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* The crew of the RMS ''Carpathia''. While the SS ''Californian'' is implicated for ignoring the ''Titanic'''s sinking, the radio operator of the ''Carpathia'' instantly rushes to the captain about the emergency with the distress call he just received, who hesitates for only a few seconds before ordering the ship to race to the emergency at full speed. Was even more awesome in RealLife when you consider that a) they went through the heart of the very iceberg field that sank the ''Titanic'', ''Titanic'' in the dark, and b) by running the boilers at full capacity for the whole journey (as well as cutting off heat and hot water through much of the ship and [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique locking the safety valves shut]], shut]]), ''Carpathia'' exceeded her official top speed of 14 knots by 125%, reaching 17.5 knots in her desperate race for ''Titanic''. The result shaved nearly an hour off Carpathia's journey, saving God only knows how many lives. Never again in her long and storied career would the ''Carpathia'' ever achieve that much speed.
11th Sep '15 4:01:13 PM Kalmbach
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* That one of the Titanic's builders who retires to the smoking lounge to [[FaceDeathWithDignity quietly await the end]] deserves a mention here.

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* That one of Thomas Andrews, the Titanic's builders who lead designer, retires to the smoking lounge to [[FaceDeathWithDignity quietly await the end]] deserves a mention here.



* The crew of the RMS ''Carpathia''. While the SS ''Californian'' is implicated for ignoring the ''Titanic'''s sinking, the radio operator of the ''Carpathia'' instantly rushes to the captain about the emergency with the distress call he just received, who hesitates for only a few seconds before ordering the ship to race to the emergency at full speed. Was even more awesome in RealLife when you consider that a) they went through the heart of the very iceberg field that sank the ''Titanic'', and b) by running the boilers at full capacity for the whole journey, ''Carpathia'' exceeded her official top speed of 14 knots by 125%, reaching 17.5 knots in her desperate race for ''Titanic''. The result shaved nearly an hour off Carpathia's journey, saving God only knows how many lives. Never again in her long and storied career would the ''Carpathia'' ever achieve that much speed.

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* The crew of the RMS ''Carpathia''. While the SS ''Californian'' is implicated for ignoring the ''Titanic'''s sinking, the radio operator of the ''Carpathia'' instantly rushes to the captain about the emergency with the distress call he just received, who hesitates for only a few seconds before ordering the ship to race to the emergency at full speed. Was even more awesome in RealLife when you consider that a) they went through the heart of the very iceberg field that sank the ''Titanic'', and b) by running the boilers at full capacity for the whole journey, journey (as well as cutting off heat through much of the ship and [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique locking the safety valves shut]], ''Carpathia'' exceeded her official top speed of 14 knots by 125%, reaching 17.5 knots in her desperate race for ''Titanic''. The result shaved nearly an hour off Carpathia's journey, saving God only knows how many lives. Never again in her long and storied career would the ''Carpathia'' ever achieve that much speed.
24th Apr '15 11:17:57 AM CJO123
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* The real CrowningMomentofAwesome is, barring some slight ([[RealityIsUnrealistic only sligh!]]) exageration where Lightoller's concerned, all of these examples were TruthInTelevision.
* The crew of the ''Carpathia''. While the ''California'' is implicated for ignoring the ''Titanic'''s sinking, the radio operator of the ''Carpathia'' instantly rushes to the captain about the emergency with the distress call he just received, who hesitates for only a few seconds before ordering the ship to race to the emergency at full speed. Was even more awesome in RealLife when you consider that a) they went through the heart of the very iceberg field that sank the ''Titanic'', and b) by running the boilers at full capacity for the whole journey, ''Carpathia'' exceeded her official top speed of 14 knots by 125%, reaching 17.5 knots in her desperate race for ''Titanic''. The result shaved nearly an hour off Carpathia's journey, saving God only knows how many lives. Never again in her long and storied career would the RMS ''Carpathia'' ever achieve that much speed.

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* The real CrowningMomentofAwesome is, barring some slight ([[RealityIsUnrealistic only sligh!]]) slight!]]) exageration where Lightoller's concerned, all of these examples were TruthInTelevision.
* The crew of the RMS ''Carpathia''. While the ''California'' SS ''Californian'' is implicated for ignoring the ''Titanic'''s sinking, the radio operator of the ''Carpathia'' instantly rushes to the captain about the emergency with the distress call he just received, who hesitates for only a few seconds before ordering the ship to race to the emergency at full speed. Was even more awesome in RealLife when you consider that a) they went through the heart of the very iceberg field that sank the ''Titanic'', and b) by running the boilers at full capacity for the whole journey, ''Carpathia'' exceeded her official top speed of 14 knots by 125%, reaching 17.5 knots in her desperate race for ''Titanic''. The result shaved nearly an hour off Carpathia's journey, saving God only knows how many lives. Never again in her long and storied career would the RMS ''Carpathia'' ever achieve that much speed.
30th Dec '14 9:00:44 AM RoseAndHeather
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* The crew of the ''Carpathia''. While the ''California'' is implicated for ignoring the ''Titanic'''s sinking, the radio operator of the ''Carpathia'' instantly rushes to the captain about the emergency with the distress call he just received, who hesitates for only a few seconds before ordering the ship to race to the emergency at full speed. Was even more awesome in RealLife when you consider that a) they went through the heart of the very iceberg field that sank the ''Titanic'', and b) by running the boilers at full capacity for the whole journey, ''Carpathia'' exceeded her official top speed of 14 knots by 125%, reaching 17.5 knots in her desperate race for ''Titanic''. The result shaved nearly an hour off ''Carpathia'''s journey, saving God only knows how many lives. Never again in her long and storied career would the RMS ''Carpathia'' ever achieve that much speed.

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* The crew of the ''Carpathia''. While the ''California'' is implicated for ignoring the ''Titanic'''s sinking, the radio operator of the ''Carpathia'' instantly rushes to the captain about the emergency with the distress call he just received, who hesitates for only a few seconds before ordering the ship to race to the emergency at full speed. Was even more awesome in RealLife when you consider that a) they went through the heart of the very iceberg field that sank the ''Titanic'', and b) by running the boilers at full capacity for the whole journey, ''Carpathia'' exceeded her official top speed of 14 knots by 125%, reaching 17.5 knots in her desperate race for ''Titanic''. The result shaved nearly an hour off ''Carpathia'''s Carpathia's journey, saving God only knows how many lives. Never again in her long and storied career would the RMS ''Carpathia'' ever achieve that much speed.
30th Dec '14 9:00:22 AM RoseAndHeather
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* The crew of the ''Carpathia''. While the ''California'' is implicated for ignoring the ''Titanic'''s sinking, the radio operator of the ''Carpathia'' instantly rushes to the captain about the emergency with the distress call he just received, who hesitates for only a few seconds before ordering the ship to race to the emergency at full speed. Was even more awesome in RealLife when you consider that a) they went through the heart of the very iceberg field that sank the ''Titanic'', and b) by running the boilers at full capacity for the whole journey, ''Carpathia'' exceeded her official top speed of 14 knots by 125%, reaching 17.5 knots in her desperate race for ''Titanic''. Never again in her long and storied career would the RMS ''Carpathia'' ever achieve that much speed.

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* The crew of the ''Carpathia''. While the ''California'' is implicated for ignoring the ''Titanic'''s sinking, the radio operator of the ''Carpathia'' instantly rushes to the captain about the emergency with the distress call he just received, who hesitates for only a few seconds before ordering the ship to race to the emergency at full speed. Was even more awesome in RealLife when you consider that a) they went through the heart of the very iceberg field that sank the ''Titanic'', and b) by running the boilers at full capacity for the whole journey, ''Carpathia'' exceeded her official top speed of 14 knots by 125%, reaching 17.5 knots in her desperate race for ''Titanic''. The result shaved nearly an hour off ''Carpathia'''s journey, saving God only knows how many lives. Never again in her long and storied career would the RMS ''Carpathia'' ever achieve that much speed.
30th Dec '14 8:56:37 AM RoseAndHeather
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* The crew of the ''Carpathia''. While the ''California'' is implicated for ignoring the ''Titanic'''s sinking, the radio operator of the ''Carpathia'' instantly rushes to the captain about the emergency with the distress call he just received, who hesitates for only a few seconds before ordering the ship to race to the emergency at full speed. Was even more awesome in RealLife when you consider that they went through the heart of the very iceberg field that sank the Titanic.

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* The crew of the ''Carpathia''. While the ''California'' is implicated for ignoring the ''Titanic'''s sinking, the radio operator of the ''Carpathia'' instantly rushes to the captain about the emergency with the distress call he just received, who hesitates for only a few seconds before ordering the ship to race to the emergency at full speed. Was even more awesome in RealLife when you consider that a) they went through the heart of the very iceberg field that sank the Titanic.''Titanic'', and b) by running the boilers at full capacity for the whole journey, ''Carpathia'' exceeded her official top speed of 14 knots by 125%, reaching 17.5 knots in her desperate race for ''Titanic''. Never again in her long and storied career would the RMS ''Carpathia'' ever achieve that much speed.
16th Dec '14 5:29:22 PM Ardashir
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* The crew of the ''Carpathia''. While the ''California'' is implicated for ignoring the ''Titanic'''s sinking, the radio operator of the ''Carpathia'' instantly rushes to the captain about the emergency with the distress call he just received, who hesitates for only a few seconds before ordering the ship to race to the emergency at full speed.

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* The crew of the ''Carpathia''. While the ''California'' is implicated for ignoring the ''Titanic'''s sinking, the radio operator of the ''Carpathia'' instantly rushes to the captain about the emergency with the distress call he just received, who hesitates for only a few seconds before ordering the ship to race to the emergency at full speed. Was even more awesome in RealLife when you consider that they went through the heart of the very iceberg field that sank the Titanic.
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