Law1 min ago
History or Myth?
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I heard that and I believed it, but
Dwyer Flying Service got the charter. $36 per person for a single engine Beechcraft Bonanza.
No, the plane wasn't named American Pie. It only had serial numbers, N3794N
Oh well The arguments I have is that Marilyn Monroe was murdered by the secret service. Not babychams but pints of cider!
Hi Shammy, Dont go with the Titanic. I compile quizzes for charities and that was a question I asked, from a quiz book with the answer as the Titanic. Half the answers I got stated Titanic and the others named anyone of four ships so I spent hours Googling.
If you are interested I will tell you what I got and see what u got. I was surprised as being an ex Radio Officer I was certain it was the Titanic Rgds Al
As far as I am aware, the first SOS distress signal was transmitted by the SS Slavonia on June 10th 1909, when it was wrecked near the Azores. Does that agree with your research?
The question crops up quite regularly in pub quizzes, and the quizmaster invariably gives the answer as Titanic. It's one of those that everybody is sure of the answer, except that it's not the answer!
Shammy Top of the class. Come and collect your lollipop. Below is the explanation I gave to the question
Question 29. The Titanic was not the first ship to use SOS. The first ship was the Cunard Liner SS Slavonia in June 1909. The Arapaphoe sent out an SOS distress in August 1909. The Titanic sunk in April 1912.
What about the meaning of SOS as in my other post.
Any ideas for two lollipops Rgds Al
Shammy Crossed your post there.
Another lollipop. Before SOS the distress signal was CQD which means CQ=All stations/ships D=Distress. As you state it was decided that SOS was easier to remember in Morse Code
SOS was invented by the Germans and does not mean "Save Our Souls". However the reason why it took so long for the majority of ships, particularly British Ships, to use SOS was that at that time we did not like the Germans and wanted nothing to do with it. Indeed the Titanic sent out CQD as well as SOS. The Californian Radio Officer went to bed at 1145 just before the first CQD
1912 it was decreed that there should always be a 24 hour radio watch when at sea.
Hi Big Al1st. I chose the name Drusilla because my brother used to wear little boots when we were children and he was nicknamed Caligula. As I like to think I'm his favourite sister, I decided to choose it as a user name.
There have been a number of revisions about Caligula by historians and the latest thinking is he was not mad, but had a poor PR agent.
Was in the 19th hole the other day, when somebody came out with the old chestnut that the word "golf" originated as an acronym for "gentlemen only, ladies forbidden." It's a good job I'd put my niblick away, otherwise the said fellow might now be walking around with a crevice in his skull!