Eric L. Clements's Captain of the Carpathia: The seafaring life of Titanic hero PDF

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 seven-hundred survivors of the world's most famed shipwreck after which carried them to safeguard at manhattan. 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 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 so much esteemed grasp mariner of his period, celebrated for the gigantic rescue, adorned for his battle carrier, and knighted for his contributions to British seafaring.

This account makes use of newspaper studies, corporation documents, 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 instances and that includes details of the ships within which he served and commanded, this is often the 1st complete biography of Arthur Rostron sooner than, in the course of and after his 12 months as captain of the Carpathia.

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