Bonhams to sell items related to RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued RMS Titanic survivors


LONDON.- Almost exactly 100 years after the fateful RMS Titanic disaster, Bonhams will be selling several significant pieces of memorabilia related to RMS Carpathia, the ship that came to the Titanic’s rescue. The items will be sold in The Marine Sale, which takes place on 3 April 2012. The RMS Titanic hit an iceberg on 14 April 1912 resulting in the death of 1,157 passengers. On the night of 14/15 April 1912, RMS Carpathia was four days out of New York and bound for Europe, under the command of Captain Arthur Rostron. Shortly after midnight, Carpathia’s radio operator Harold Cottam picked up a distress call from RMS Titanic. On her maiden voyage, she had struck an iceberg and was severely damaged. Cottam woke Captain Rostron, who, having gathered that the Titanic was 58 miles away, ordered top speed and raced through the night towards the stricken liner. The Titanic sank at 2.20am on 15 April 1912 and RMS Carpathia