Sound of a Sinking Ship

It’s not often we get to hear the dialog of mariner radio operators during an emergency situation. Have a listen to this audio track of the Prinsendam sinking which starts with 12 four second bursts to trigger the alarms of other ships’ radio rooms followed by dialog…

It’s an interesting 14 minutes.

1 thought on “Sound of a Sinking Ship”

  1. I can barely puzzle out any of this. I didn't realize just how skilled those operators had to be. Nothing like now with our stable oscillators and narrow filters. Thanks for posting this.

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