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The ill-fated RMS Titanic. Her distress signal received by the SS Burma is one of the most poignant surviving documents in history, says Peter Snow. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

from BBC News

Titanic: The final messages from a stricken ship

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3rd Nov: On this day: “SOS” was specified as the international distress signal in a signed document 1906 (Source: Castelli 2016 corporate diary/2016 diaries feature facts every day)

Russian submarine K-119 Voronezh assisted small boat during storm in White Sea June 8th,reports RT.com.When crew of small vessel realised it was running low on fuel,sent distress signal to home port Arkhangelsk.Authorities sent 2 ships helicopter to help,but 1st to arrive was K-119 Voronezh.4 crew 1 passenger from Barents-1000 boarded submarine which boat in tow.Oscar-class nuclear-propelled cruise-missile sub of Russian Northern Fleet,currently on way to base in Severodvinsk after…

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