'The Cunard liner Carpathia which rescued the survivors of the disaster', April 20, 1912. Creator: Unknown.
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'The Cunard liner Carpathia which rescued the survivors of the disaster', April 20, 1912. The White Star Line ship RMS 'Titanic' struck an iceberg in thick fog off Newfoundland on 14 April 1912. She was the largest and most luxurious ocean liner of her time, and thought to be unsinkable. In the collision, five of her watertight compartments were compromised and she sank. Out of the 2228 people on board, only 705 survived. A major cause of the loss of life was the insufficient number of lifeboats she carried. The RMS 'Carpathia' responded to the 'Titanic''s distress call and arrived at the scene of the sinking around four hours later. Page 2 from "Titanic In Memoriam Number", a special supplement in "The Daily Graphic" newspaper issued following the sinking of the 'Titanic' on 15 April 1912, published on 20 April 1912.