On this date in history: SOS was adopted as the International Distress Signal on July 1 1908.  A few years prior the 2nd International Radiotelegraphic Convention had chosen the Morse code distress signal  three dots three dashes and three more dots (        )  as the standard international maritime distress signal.  While the term SOS is believed by many to stand for "save our ship" (or "save our souls") that's not actually the case. It was really chosen simply because the way the distress…

On this date in history: SOS was adopted as the International Distress Signal on July 1 1908. A few years prior the 2nd International Radiotelegraphic Convention had chosen the Morse code distress signal three dots three dashes and three more dots ( ) as the standard international maritime distress signal. While the term SOS is believed by many to stand for "save our ship" (or "save our souls") that's not actually the case. It was really chosen simply because the way the distress…

How Did SOS Become the Universal Distress Signal?: Ragged businessman on beach with 'S.O.S.' made from rocks and shells

How Did SOS Become the Universal Distress Signal?

After being agreed upon at the 1906 Radiotelegraphic Conference, the Morse code went into effect as the international signal for distress on July

RescueMe Balloon Uses Helium And LED Lights As Distress Signals

RescueMe Balloon Uses Helium And LED Lights As Distress Signals

Distress Signals (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word) (Catherine Ryan Howard)

Distress Signals (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word) (Catherine Ryan Howard)

Titanic Lifeboat Unknown 1912 National Archives and Records Administration, USA A photograph of the last lifeboat successfully launched from the Titanic. The image was captured by a passenger of the Carpathia, the ship that received the Titanic's distress signal and came to rescue the survivors.

Titanic Lifeboat Unknown 1912 National Archives and Records Administration, USA A photograph of the last lifeboat successfully launched from the Titanic. The image was captured by a passenger of the Carpathia, the ship that received the Titanic's distress signal and came to rescue the survivors.

In 2047, a distress signal is received from the Event Horizon, a starship that disappeared during its maiden voyage to Proxima Centauri seven years before and mysteriously reappeared in a decaying orbit around Neptune. The rescue vessel Lewis and Clark is dispatched to look for survivors and determine what happened.

In 2047, a distress signal is received from the Event Horizon, a starship that disappeared during its maiden voyage to Proxima Centauri seven years before and mysteriously reappeared in a decaying orbit around Neptune. The rescue vessel Lewis and Clark is dispatched to look for survivors and determine what happened.

Distress Signals (Hardcover) (Catherine Ryan Howard)

Distress Signals (Hardcover) (Catherine Ryan Howard)

U.S. Coast Guard suspends Lake Erie search following distress signal

U.S. Coast Guard suspends Lake Erie search following distress signal - London

U.S. Coast Guard suspends Lake Erie search following distress signal

U.S. Coast Guard suspends search Lake Erie search following distress signal

U.S. Coast Guard suspends search Lake Erie search following distress signal

Remember when Abercrombie & Fitch was a mail order company that offered everything from hunting rifles to distress signals ? Honestly neither do I since I wasn't alive during the A&F outdoors catalog days. I only knew Abercrombie & Fitch as the clothing brand of choice among the suburban upper middle class. Apparently they used to be more like an L.L. Bean sort of company.

Remember when Abercrombie & Fitch was a mail order company that offered everything from hunting rifles to distress signals ? Honestly neither do I since I wasn't alive during the A&F outdoors catalog days. I only knew Abercrombie & Fitch as the clothing brand of choice among the suburban upper middle class. Apparently they used to be more like an L.L. Bean sort of company.

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