Captain of the Carpathia: The seafaring life of Titanic hero - download pdf or read online

By Eric L. Clements

ISBN-10: 1844862895

ISBN-13: 9781844862894

Responding to Titanic's misery calls within the early hours of 15 April 1912, Captain Arthur Rostron raced the Cunard liner Carpathia to the scene of the sinking, rescued the 700 survivors of the world's most renowned shipwreck after which carried them to protection at ny. After twenty-five years at sea, the competence and compassion Rostron displayed throughout the rescue made him a hero on continents and presaged his next achievements.

During the 1st international warfare he participated within the invasion of Gallipoli and commanded Cunard's Mauretania as a clinic send within the Mediterranean and a troop shipping within the Atlantic. As her longest-serving grasp he commanded that mythical vessel in transatlantic passenger carrier via lots of the Twenties. Rostron retired in 1931 because the such a lot esteemed grasp mariner of his period, celebrated for the sizeable rescue, embellished for his struggle provider, and knighted for his contributions to British seafaring.

This account makes use of newspaper studies, corporation files, executive files, modern courses and memoirs to recount Rostron's seafaring lifestyles from his first voyage as an apprentice rounding Cape Horn in sail to his retirement forty-four years later as commodore of the Cunard Line. Set in the context of his occasions and that includes details of the ships during which he served and commanded, this can be the 1st accomplished biography of Arthur Rostron ahead of, in the course of and after his yr as captain of the Carpathia.

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