RMS Carpathia

Atlantic Ocean,Europe

RMS Carpathia was an ocean liner laid down by Swan & Hunter in Wallsend on Tyne in September 1901, and was launched in August 1902 for Cunard Line. She made her maiden voyage between Liverpool and Boston the year after. She became famous after she navigated through treacherous iceberg's in an attempt to aid RMS Titanic in April 1912. She arrived two hours after Titanic sank and rescued the remaining survivors which were delivered to New York. Early in First World War she carried parts of the Canadian Expeditionary Force over to England. Under a journey from Liverpool to New York she was spotted by the German uboat U 55 outside Ireland 17. July 1918. The wreck was found by NUMA in 2000, and rest today on a depth of 150 meter, one hundred nautical miles west of Fastnet lighthouse.

Former names:
RMS Carpathia

558,0 x 64,6 x 34,7 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
13603 grt
Wallsen on Tyne ( UK ) 1902
Liverpool ( UK )

49° 28′ 0.12″ N, 19° 46′ 0.12″ W

Picture: RMS Carpathia in New York
delivering survivors from RMS Titanic
Courtesy of Associated Press Association, Public Domain

Last updated: November 2013