csperkins.org

Memorial to the Engineers of the RMS Titanic

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.

Opinions expressed are my own, and do not represent those of my employers or the organisations that fund my research.