Lead:  When HMS Titanic went to a watery grave on her maiden voyage in the spring of 1912, heroes were common. Harold Bride tells the story of one.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: At the age of twenty-one, Harold Bride considered himself quite lucky. He landed a job as the assistant wireless operator of the brand new passenger liner, the White Star Titanic. Had he had the time, Bride might have enjoyed the excitement of the ship's maiden voyage. Titanic carried more than 2000 passengers on that first transatlantic trip, but an insufficient number of lifeboats. Such a fact seemed inconsequential in view of the common belief that the ship was unsinkable.

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