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
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.”
of Royal Mail Streamline.