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RMS Carpathia
RMS Carpathia

The RMS Carpathia was a Cunard Line transatlantic passenger steamship built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson. The Carpathia began its maiden voyage in 1903 and became famous for rescuing the survivors of the RMS Titanic after it sank on April 15th, 1912. File links The following pages link to this file: RMS Carpathia ... File links The following pages link to this file: RMS Carpathia ... The Cunard Line formerly Cunard White Star Line is the British cruise line that operates the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) and RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) ocean liners. ... For the similarly named rock band, see TransAtlantic. ... Paddle steamers - Lucerne-Switzerland Left: original paddlewheel from a paddle steamer on the lake of Lucerne. ... Swan Hunter, formerly known as Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson, is one of the best known shipbuilding companies in the United Kingdom. ... The maiden voyage of a ship or aircraft is the first cruise or flight in revenue service, typically following a series of shakedown cruises or test-flights. ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... RMS Titanic was an Olympic class passenger liner that became infamous for its collision with an iceberg and dramatic sinking in 1912. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...

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History

The RMS Carpathia was built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson at their Newcastle, United Kingdom shipyard. The ship was launched on August 6th, 1902 and began its sea trials on April 22nd, 1903 which ended on April 25th. The ship was 8,600 tons, 541 feet long (164 m) and 64.5 feet (18 m) at its breadth. Royal Mail Ship (or Steamer), usually seen in its abbreviated form RMS, is the ship prefix used of any seagoing vessel that carries mail under contract to the British Royal Mail. ... This article is about a city in the United Kingdom. ... August 6 is the 218th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (219th in leap years), with 147 days remaining. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... 1903 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... April 25 is the 115th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (116th in leap years). ...


The Carpathia began its maiden voyage on May 5th, 1903 from Liverpool to Boston, USA. The ship ran service between New York, Trieste and various Mediterranean ports. May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... Liverpool waterfront by night, as seen from the Wirral. ... Boston is a town and small port c. ... Satellite image The Mediterranean Sea is a part of the Atlantic Ocean almost completely enclosed by land, on the north by Europe, on the south by Africa, and on the east by Asia. ...


Titanic disaster

Carpathia docked in New York following the rescue
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Carpathia docked in New York following the rescue

The Carpathia was sailing from New York City when Captain Arthur Henry Rostron received distress signals from the RMS Titanic. Captain Rostron immediately set a course at full speed towards the Titanic's last known position more than 60 miles away. At 4 o'clock in the morning, the Carpathia arrived at the scene after working her way through dangerous ice fields and was able to save 706[1] people. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (925x730, 39 KB) Summary Photo of Carpathia docked at Pier 54 in New York City in 1912 following the rescue of survivors of the Titanic. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (925x730, 39 KB) Summary Photo of Carpathia docked at Pier 54 in New York City in 1912 following the rescue of survivors of the Titanic. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... Rostron receiving an award from Margaret Brown for his help in the Titanic rescue Sir Arthur Henry Rostron, KBE, RD (May 14, 1869 – 4 November 1940) was a captain for the Cunard Line and was the master of the ocean liner RMS Carpathia when it rescued the survivors of the...


Aftermath

For his rescue work, Captain Rostron was awarded a silver cup and gold medal by survivors, the presentation made by Molly Brown. He was later a guest of President Taft at the White House and was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor the United States Congress could confer upon him. Margaret (Molly) Brown Margaret Tobin Brown (July 18, 1867 - October 26, 1932), also known as The Unsinkable Molly Brown, was an American socialite, philanthropist and activist who became famous as one of the survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. ... William Howard Taft (September 15, 1857 – March 8, 1930) was an American politician, the 27th President of the United States, the 10th Chief Justice of the United States, a leader of the progressive conservative wing of the Republican Party in the early twentieth century, a chaired professor at Yale Law... The southern side of the White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States of America. ... Congressional Gold Medal presented to Navajo Code talkers in 2000 The Congressional Gold Medal of Honor is the highest award which may be bestowed by the Legislative Branch of the United States government. ... Seal of the Congress. ...


Carpathia was part of a convoy when it was torpedoed July 17, 1918 off the east coast of Ireland by German submarine U-55 [1]. 157 passengers and the surviving crew were rescued by the HMS Snowdrop the following day. American author and diver Clive Cussler found the wreck in 1999. July 17 is the 198th day (199th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 167 days remaining. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Unterseeboot 55 (U-55) was a German submarine that is famous for sinking the British RMS Carpathia during World War I by firing three torpedeos on July 17, 1918 off the east coast of Ireland Categories: | ... Clive Cussler (born July 15, 1931 in Alhambra, California) is an American adventure novelist. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


The actual owner of the vessel is Premier Exhibitions Inc. (formerly RMS Titanic Inc., publicly traded under PXHB) who plans to undertake a recovery operation to the RMS CARPATHIA to recover objects. The same company owns the salvor-in-possession rights of the RMS Titanic whose artifacts are shown with great success in worldwide exhibitions. RMS Titanic was an Olympic class passenger liner that became infamous for its collision with an iceberg and dramatic sinking in 1912. ...


Note

  1. ^ These numbers were taken from the final report by the U.S. Senate Inquiry.

Reference

  • Eaton, John P. and Haas, Charles A. Titanic: Triumph and Tragedy (2nd ed.). W.W. Norton & Company, 1995

External links

  • The Carpathia (joint venture for the recovery of the Carpathia)

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RMS Carpathia (161 words)
The ocean liner is famous as the one that rescued 703 people who survived in lifeboats after RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on the night of April 14, 1912.
The Carpathia was sailing from New York when Captain Arthur Henry Rostron (1869 -1943) received distress signals from the RMS Titanic.
At 4.00 in the morning, the Carpathia arrived at the scene after working her way through dangerous ice fields and was able to save 703 people.
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