Memorial to the Engineers of the RMS Titanic
They must have known that pumping could do no more than delay the final
catastrophe, yet they stuck pluckily to their duty. Driven back from
boiler-room to boiler-room, fighting for every inch of draught to give time
for the launching of the boats, not one of those brave officers was saved.
— Sir Archibald Denny, Memorial unveiling ceremony, 22 April 1914.