Radio room key

MMM.2015.14.2

About this object

Radio room key from Lusitania, stamped Chubbs detector. Used by Marconi radio operator Robert Leith. Robert, of Wallasey, was a key crew member on the last voyage as he received the warning messages in the lead up to the sinking, and was responsible for transmitting the fina SOS messages before leaving the ship. He must have slipped the key in to his pocket on leaving. He survived the sinking.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Radio room key
  • Accession no.
    MMM.2015.14.2
  • Type
    Key
  • Artist/Maker
    Chubbs
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    metal
  • Location
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, First Floor, Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Related people
    Chubbs (Artist/maker); Robert Leith (Associated Person)
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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