After Titanic rammed into the iceberg, John Richard Jago Smith was dispatched to the bridge to report on conditions in the mailroom. Smith’s report only confirmed what  the Captain may have already known: Titanic was sinking.

Letter from Jago Smith’s Father

In this letter to the British Postmaster General John Smith, Sr., wrote that if his son had “not stuck to his duty in trying  to save the mails, he might have had a chance to save himself.”

Courtesy of Royal Mail Streamline.