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I'M STARVED WAS ISMAY'S FIRST WORD

"For God's sake get me something to eat. I'm starved. I don't care what it costs or what it is, bring it to me."

Chicago Daily Journal

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"For God's sake get me something to eat. I'm starved. I don't care what it costs or what it is, bring it to me."

This was the first statement made by J. Bruce Ismay, directing head of the White Star line, one of the few men rescued from the Titanic, a few minutes after he was landed on board the Carpathia.

It is vouched for by an officer of the Carpathia, who requested that his name be withheld.

Chicago Daily Journal, Friday, April 19, 1912, p. 2, c. 7: New York, April, 19

Related Biographies

Joseph Bruce Ismay

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Carpathia
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Contributors

Thomas E. Golembiewski

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2011) I'M STARVED WAS ISMAY'S FIRST WORD (Chicago Daily Journal, Friday 19th April 1912, ref: #11919, published 24 March 2011, generated 16th October 2021 07:57:07 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/im-starved-was-ismays-first-word.html