Carpathia Saves Titanic Passengers

News April 16, 1912

Carpathia Prevents Tragedy

The RMS Titanic, a passenger liner making her maiden voyage, sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after hitting an iceberg. The Titanic carried 2,223 passengers yet only had enough lifeboats for 1,178 people. This could have been one of the deadliest peacetime, maritime disasters in history if it had not been for the RMS Carpathia. Fortunately, Carpathia arrived just in the nick of time. Had she arrived just minutes later, authorities said at least 1,500 people would have perished.