RMS Carpathia was a passenger steamship of the Cunard Line.
Carpathia was built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson. The ship made her maiden voyage in 1903.
She was famous for rescuing the survivors of RMS Titanic after the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on 15 April 1912.
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. The captain of the Carpathia was A.H. Rostron.
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- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 2.0 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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Media related to Carpathia (ship, 1903) at Wikimedia Commons
- Carpathia (1903–1918 ; 13,555 tons) Archived 2012-07-17 at the Wayback Machine
- Maritimequest RMS Carpathia Photo Gallery
- Carpathia 1907 photos by Marjorie Champlin Bowen