RMS Carpathia

RMS Carpathia

Turd F.
This is my rendition of a ship similar to the famous RMS Carpathia. A passenger steamship built by Cunard Line, the Carpathia is forever remembered as the first ship to come to the aid of the RMS Titanic survivors. On April 15, 1912, Harold Cottam, the wireless operator aboard the ship, recieved the Titanic's distress signal at 12:45 and awoke Cpt. Arthur Henryd Rostron. Rostron, in response, had the Carpathia sail full speed to the Titanic's last known position, 4 hours away. When the ship finally arrived at the scene, the liner had already sank. The crew, doing all that it could, managed to rescue a total of 705 survivors from the life boats. When the she made it back to port, the crew members of the Carpathia were awared medals by the survivors and Captain Rostron was knighted by King George V and awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by President Taft. The ship later served in WWI as a troopship, transporting US and Canadian soldiers to France. #1902 #1912 #Carpathia #Cunard_Line #Rescue #RMS #Titanic #WWI
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