Follow up to the Carpathia post, just did a quick search and found out what happened to her. She was aa convoy ship in WWI, sunk in July 1918. BUT
of 223 crew aboard her, all but five survived the sinking. Those five were killed when a torpedo hit her engine room. She took 2 and a half hours to sink, long enough to evacuate, and throw all the imprtant papers to the sea.
I AM BOTH DELIGHTED AND deeply sorry, I did not anticipate making so many people so emotional about a steamship from the 1900s but here we all are, crying about her together
Sinking of the RMS Carpathia, off the coast of Land’s End, England, 1918. Photographer unknown.
RIP the RMS Carpathia (the hero ship of the RMS Titanic) the greatest rescue ship all time sank after being hit with a torpedo from a German Submarine during World War I, July 17 1918
when, oh when, will this sinking feeling
feel like “man, that was ages ago”?