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Captain Sir Arthur H. Rostron, K.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.

Captain Rostron of the Carpathia - 1912

Captain Rostron of the Carpathia - 1912. © Bain News Service. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division (LC-USZ62-121011). GGA Image ID # 10d65866e7

Captain for the Cunard Line and was the master of the ocean liner RMS Carpathia when it rescued the survivors of RMS Titanic which sank on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg.

As the result of his efforts to reach Titanic before it sank, and his preparations for and conduct of the rescue of the survivors, Captain Rostron was lionized as a hero.

He was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal by the U.S. Congress, and after World War I was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He was made the Commodore of the Cunard fleet before retiring in 1931.

A Few of the Voyages Commanded by Captain Sir Arthur H. Rostron

1921-06-25 RMS Aquitania

1921-04-30 RMS Mauretania Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 30 April 1921
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain A. H. Rostron, C.B.E., R.D., R.N.R.
1930-07-26 Passenger Manifest for the RMS Berengaria

1930-07-26 RMS Berengaria Passenger List

  • Steamship Line: Cunard Line
  • Class of Passengers: Tourist Third Cabin
  • Date of Departure: 26 July 1930
  • Route: Southampton to New York via Cherbourg
  • Commander: Captain Sir Arthur H. Rostron

 

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