Download PDF by Eric L. Clements: Captain of the Carpathia: The seafaring life of Titanic hero

By Eric L. Clements

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 famed shipwreck after which carried them to safeguard at big apple. After twenty-five years at sea, the competence and compassion Rostron displayed through the rescue made him a hero on continents and presaged his next achievements.

During the 1st global conflict he participated within the invasion of Gallipoli and commanded Cunard's Mauretania as a health facility send within the Mediterranean and a troop shipping 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 such a lot esteemed grasp mariner of his period, celebrated for the substantial rescue, embellished for his warfare carrier, and knighted for his contributions to British seafaring.

This account makes use of newspaper experiences, corporation files, govt records, modern courses 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 prior to, in the course of and after his yr as captain of the Carpathia.

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