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Capt. Rostron & under officers of CARPATHIA [ship]

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Photo shows Captain Arthur Henry Rostron next to the silver loving cup presented to him in May 1912 by survivors of the Titanic in recognition of his heroism in their rescue. James Gordon Partridge Bisset (1883-1967), Second Officer of the S.S. Carpathia stands fourth from the left. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008, 2010)

RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. Of the 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died in the sinking, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. The largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, the RMS Titanic was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.

Titanic was the most luxurious and greatest steamship ever built. Among 2,435 passengers many were prominent figures. John Jacob Astor IV, a real estate millionaire, famous for marrying is his wife Madeleine on September 11th 1911, sailed on the Titanic with his pregnant 18-year-old wife. Astor went down with the Titanic on 15 April, 1912. His wife, Madeleine, survived. J. Bruce Ismay, the chairman and managing director of the White Star Line. He was the person who sketched the first plans for the Titanic on a napkin in 1907. Captain Edward John Smith, nicknamed the millionaires captain. Thomas Andrews, the designer of Titanic. Lady Duff Gordon, a top fashion designer, and the first English designer to achieve international renown. Lady Countess Rothes (Lucy Noël Martha Dyer- Edwards) who steered the lifeboat she was in, to safety. Isidor Straus, a founder of Macy’s department store who remained on the Titanic and was last seen sitting with his wife Ida on deck chairs waiting for the end to come. Margaret Tobin Brown was the wife of the Colorado mining kingpin J.J. Brown. Famous for taking control of lifeboat 6 when the crew in charge of that particular lifeboat refused to go back to look for survivors. Benjamin Guggenheim, a wealthy industrialist, heir to the Guggenheim mining fortune. The Band: Brailey, Bricoux, Hartley, Hume, Krins, Taylor and Woodward who played to keep the passengers calm as the ship was sinking.

The Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG), or Hamburg America Line, was a transatlantic shipping enterprise established in Hamburg, in 1847. The Company's ships were among the largest and fastest connecting Europe with North American ports, including Hoboken and New Orleans. The Hamburg America Line lost almost the entirety of its fleet twice, as a result of World Wars One and Two, as a result of attacks and war reparations. This is just a few of the ships: Hansa = Sovetskij Soyuz America = America Ariadne 1 = Lady Gwendoline Augusta Victoria = Normannia, Kuban Batavia (1899-1924) = Polonia, Bavaria 3 (1905-1934) = Calixto Garcia, Bavaria (1921-1958) = Sontay, Belgravia (1899-1945) = Riga Bethania (1898-1944) = Parisian, Bitterfeld (1930-1943) = Mariso Blücher (1901-1929) = Leopoldina, Bosnia (1898-1924) = Frangestan Brasilia (1897-1920) = Norseman Bulgaria (1898-1924) = Canada, Caribia (1933-1983) = Ilitch Cincinatti (1908-1918) = Covington Cleveland (1909-1923) = King Alexander Columbia (1889-1907) = Rapido, Terek Corcovado (1907-1954) = Sueh Cordillera (1933-1979) = Russ Dania 1 (1889-1927) = Montserrat Dania (1904-1924) = Tsad Dortmund (1926-1971) = Lugela Emil Kirdorf (1922-1963) = Ardeal Prince Bismarck (1891-1924) = Venetia, Don, Moscow Fuerst Bismarck (1905-1935) = Friedrichsruf General Miter (1920-1950) = Arthur Habsburg (1906-1933) = Teutonia 4 Hamburg I (1899-1928) = President Fillmore Heluan (1908-1931) = City of Lucknow Hesse (1922-1946) = Fechenheim Holsatia V (1909-1928) = Frisia Empress Auguste Victoria (1905-1931) = Empress of Scotland Imperator (1913-1938) = SS Imperator Kiatschou (1900-1933) = Princess Alice King Friedrich August (1906-1931) = Montreal King William 2 (1907-1947) = Madawaska, US Grant Crown Princess Cecilie (1905-1926) = Princess Leuna (1927-1970) = Kozma Minin, Pulaski Los Angeles (1928-1956) = Roda Magdalena (1928-1980) = Rio Magdalena Moltke (1901-1925) = Pesaro Niederwald 2 (1921-1942) = Asuncion Normannia (1890-1906) = Patriota, L`Aquitaine Oakland (1929-1968) = Sperrbrecher IV, Oceana (1890-1927) = Scot, Alfonso XIII, Vadco Nunez de Balboa Orinoco (1927-1963) = Puebla, Juan de Garay Palatia 1 (1894-1925) = Nikolaiev, Norodovoletz Patria 3 (1938-1985) = Empire Welland Pennsylvania (1896-1924) = Nansemond Phenicia (1894-1937) = Kronstadt, Fleiss, Vulcain Polynesia (1904-1938) = Colonia, Hohenstein, Tel Aviv President Grant (1903-1951) = President Buchanan President Lincoln (1903-1918) = Servian Prince Adalbert (1902-1917) = Princetown, Alesia Prince Joachim (1903-1933) = Mocassin, Porto Rico Princess Victoria Luise (1901-1906) Rhineland 3 (1927-1941) = Behala Rhenania 3 (1904-1916) = Feltre Saarland (1923-1943) = Teiyo Maru Saxony II (1922-1949) = La Plata Sachsenwald 2 (1910-1932) = Earl of Forfar, San Francisco (1927-1943) = Rhakotis Sauerland 2 (1928-1944) = Sperrbrecher VII, Sibiria (1894-1916) = Hertha Silvia (1901-1938) = Rivera Steigerwald (1921-1943) = Santa Fé, Thessalia (1904-1933) = Galicia Thuringia (1923-1949) = General San Martin Toledo (1914-1933) = Kigoma Vaterland (1911-1938) = SS Leviathan Vancouver (1930-1959) = Curacao Venetia (1891-1917) = Bellagio Vogtland (1924-1943) = Berakit Westphalia III (1923-1946) = General Artigas Württemberg (1921-1947) = Jan Wellem Ypiranga (1908-1950) = Assyria The company built a large ocean liner terminal at Cuxhaven, Germany, in 1900. Connected directly to Hamburg by a dedicated railway line and station, the HAPAG Terminal at Cuxhaven served as the major departure point for German and European immigrants to North America until 1969 when ocean liner travel ceased. Today it serves as a museum and cruise ship terminal.

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