Carpathia to the Rescue: The Ship That Saved Titanic

By Karen Harris
Survivors of the sinking of the Titanic on April 18, 1912, aboard the RMS Carpathia the ship that rescued them. Washington, Library Of Congress. Source: (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

Before the Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, the captain figured it might be a good idea to send out a distress call. It was worth a shot, right? Indeed, had the RMS Carpathia not been in the neighborhood, things could have been much worse. It was the captain and crew of the Carpathia who is credited with saving hundreds of people after the Titanic went down, but how much do you know about the second-most important ship in the Titanic story? Let’s look at this ship, her crew, and how she met the same watery fate as the Titanic