"The next day, which was Sunday, we passed the Titanic,receiving many friendly radios from our friends on board. Personally, Iexchanged messages with Mr. Isadore Strauss ( sp ) and Mr. John JacobAstor. Captain Barr received a wireless from Mrs. Spedden, ofPhiladelphia ( sp ). who had sailed in the Caronia to the Mediterranean; she had with her her son, who had been a great chum of the captain."
Charles Spedding (1926) Reminiscences of Transatlantic Travellers, Chapter7. The Sinking of the "Titanic"
Charles Spedding was the purser aboard the Caronia at the time ofthe Titanic sinking. He later survived the sinking of the Laconia. Heended his career with Cunard as the purser of the Aquitania. He went onto write a book about his career at sea.