Commemorating Carpathia

17th July - 17th August


Captain Rostron and the Carpathia Crew
Captain Rostron and the Carpathia Crew

Join us as we mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued over 700 lives following Titanic’s tragic sinking.

To not only commemorate but celebrate the ship and the actions of its crew, Titanic Belfast, alongside the Belfast Titanic Society, has teamed up with the great granddaughter of Carpathia’s Captain to shine a spotlight on it once again.

Although lesser known than RMS Titanic and Captain Smith, RMS Carpathia and Captain Rostron played a fundamental role in the Titanic story. Carpathia braved dangerous ice fields and diverted all steam power to the engines to carry out the Titanic rescue mission. It took over four hours to take on all surviving passengers and Captain Rostron was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal by the US Congress and appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his actions.

We asked for you, the public, to submit your stories about relatives of both the passengers who were rescued and the crew members of the Carpathia, and we were overwhelmed by the response!

A selection of these have now been curated into an exhibition which will be included as part of your Titanic Experience ticket, on display on board SS Nomadic from 17th July - 17th August 2018.


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