The RMS Carpathia was an ocean liner owned by the Cunard Line, built in 1901. She is famous for rescuing survivors of the sunken RMS Titanic. She was hailed by the Titanic's radio operators and was the only ship to respond to her distress call; despite her crew pushing the engines to their maximum and achieving a record speed (for her, anyway) of 17 knots, the Carpathia arrived two hours too late to save the ship. She was signaled to early on the morning of April 15, 1912 by Fifth Officer Lowe with a green flare. When the Carpathia stopped, she picked up 13 of Titanic's lifeboats, and around 700 survivors. Carpathia's captain and crew, as well as the ship herself, later received a reward from Titanic survivor Molly Brown as thanks for their efforts.
In deleted scenes, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, Archibald Gracie, Harold Lowe and Bruce Ismay are seen among the survivors. Carpathia is last shown in the film sorrowfully carrying her passengers past the Statue of Liberty into New York Harbour.
The RMS Carpathia sadly met her fate during the First World War, when she was sunk in 1918 by a German U-boat.
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- RMS Caparthia on Wikipedia