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Name: CARPATHIA
Type: Passenger Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 06/08/1902
Completed: 02/1903
Builder: CS Swan & Hunter Ltd
Yard: Wallsend
Yard Number: 274
Dimensions: 13555grt, 8625nrt, 540.0 x 64.5 x 37.4ft
Engines: 2 x Q4cyl (26, 27, 53 & 76 x 54ins), 1341nhp
Engines by: Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 16.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: 118014
History:
20/04/1903 Cunard Steam Ship Co Ltd, Liverpool
17/07/1918 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 204 x 1st and 1,500 x Steerage Class passengers
Served Liverpool Boston, later Trieste New York and Liverpool New York routes
15/04/1912: Received distress signals from the sinking TITANIC and rescued 700 survivors who were taken to New York
17/07/1918: Torpedoed & sunk by U-Boat U55, 170 miles WxN of Bishop Rock
On a voyage from Liverpool to Boston in ballast


Above photo is copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums

Above photos are copyright of Tyne & Wear Museums. CLICK to enlarge/BACK to return

Above photo is courtesy of the Dickinson Collection

Above photo is courtesy of the Dickinson Collection. CLICK to enlarge/BACK to return

Above postcard is courtesy of Richard Turnwald

Above painting is courtesy of the Stephen J Card

Shields Daily Gazette, Thursday, 07/08/1902