RMS Carpathia

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RMS Carpathia[1] was a passenger steamship of the Cunard Line.[2]

RMS Carpathia.

Carpathia was built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson. The ship made her maiden voyage in 1903.[2]

She was famous for rescuing the survivors of RMS Titanic after the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on 15 April 1912.[2]

Carpathia was sunk in the Atlantic on 17 July 1918 during the First World War. She sank after being torpedoed by an Imperial German Navy U-boat.[2] The captain of the Carpathia was A.H. Rostron.

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  1. RMS is an acronym. RMS stands for Royal Mail Ship or Steamer. RMS is a ship prefix for vessels that carry mail under contract to the British Royal Mail.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 GreatOceanLiners.com, "Carpathia, 1903-1918" Archived 2015-09-06 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-8-21.

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