Mr Cyril Furmstone Evans, 20, was wireless operator aboard the Californian. On the night of 14 April 1912 he warned Titanic that ice in the vicinity had forced them to stop, but he was rudely rebuffed by the wireless operator of the Titanic, Jack Phillips, who was sending private messages to the wireless relay station at Cape Race.
After this Evans turned in for the night thus failing to hear the distress signals from Titanic which were broadcast a short while later.
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References and Sources
United States Senate Hearings, 26 April 1912, Testimony
Board of Trade Hearings, Testimony
United States Senate (62nd Congress), Subcommittee Hearings of the Committee on Commerce, Titanic Disaster, Washington 1912
Wreck Commissioners' Court, Proceedings before the Right Hon. Lord Mersey on a Formal Investigation Ordered by the Board of Trade into the Loss of the S.S. Titanic