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 seven-hundred survivors of the world's most famed shipwreck after which carried them to safeguard 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 global struggle he participated within the invasion of Gallipoli and commanded Cunard's Mauretania as a medical institution send within the Mediterranean and a troop delivery within the Atlantic. As her longest-serving grasp he commanded that mythical vessel in transatlantic passenger provider via lots of the Twenties. Rostron retired in 1931 because the so much esteemed grasp mariner of his period, celebrated for the gigantic rescue, embellished for his battle provider, and knighted for his contributions to British seafaring.

This account makes use of newspaper stories, corporation documents, executive records, modern guides and memoirs to recount Rostron's seafaring existence 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 entire biography of Arthur Rostron ahead of, in the course of and after his 12 months as captain of the Carpathia.

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