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RMS Carpathia
RMS Carpathia
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: RMS Carpathia
Owner: Cunard Line
Port of registry: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Liverpool, U.K.
Route:
  • Transatlantic: Liverpool–Queenstown–Boston
  • Transferred to Liverpool–Queenstown–New York summers
  • Trieste–Fiume–New York winters
Builder: C.S. Swan & Hunter, Newcastle upon Tyne
Yard number: 274
Laid down: 10 September 1901
Launched: 6 August 1902
Completed: February 1903
Maiden voyage: 5 May 1903
In service: 1903–1918
Identification:
  • Official Number 118014
  • Radio call sign "MPA"
Fate: Torpedoed southeast of Ireland and west of the Isles of Scilly by the Imperial German Navy submarine U-55, 17 July 1918
Status: Wreck
General characteristics
Type: Cunard Line transatlantic ocean liner
Tonnage: 13,555 GRT
Length: 558 ft (170 m)
Beam: 64 ft 6 in (19.66 m)
Draught: 34 ft 7 in (10.54 m)
Decks: 7
Propulsion:
  • 2 × Wallsend Slipway Co. quadruple expansion steam engines
  • Twin propellers
Speed:
  • 15.5 kn (17.8 mph; 28.7 km/h) (planned trial speed)
  • 14 kn (16 mph; 26 km/h) (service)
Capacity:
  • 1,704 passengers; after 1905, 2,550:
  • 1st-class: 100
  • 2nd-class: 200
  • 3rd-class: 2,250

RMS Carpathia was a passenger steamship of the Cunard Line.

Carpathia was built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson. The ship made her maiden voyage in 1903.

She was famous for rescuing the survivors of RMS Titanic after the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on 15 April 1912.

Carpathia was sunk in the Atlantic on 17 July 1918 during the First World War. She sank after being torpedoed by an Imperial German Navy U-boat. The captian of the Carpathia was A.H.Rostron.

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