Jim, at 11-10pm EST the signals of the Titanic were very faint.The most important entry in the Virginian's Process verbal is the fact that her Operator did not hear Titanic calling , CQ -note - not CQD- until 11-10pm EST. That would have been 12 minutes past 1 am, April 15 on Titanic's bridge. By that time, some of the lifeboats were already in the water. If you want mystery - think about that!
[Asian] (sigs [signals] faint) Titanic CQ and sent pos want immediate assistance OK answered him promptly rec the post lat 51 [sic] 46 long 50 14 informed captain instructs me to get it repeated. Sigs fainter than ????
So the Virginian came to game when the Titanic was almost dead. After famous "Shut up!" (Don't spread it!) to the Cincinnati/DDC.Baltic further notes “Jamming bad, but hear Titanic very faint, calling Olympic - latter strong; freaky. Hear Caronia calling. He tells me Titanic requires immediate assistance, gives position. 41.46 N, 50.14 W. - I advise bridge and call Titanic but unable to gain his attention. He appears to be tuned to Olympic and cuts me out. “