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  Arthur Henry Rostron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir Arthur Henry Rostron, KBE, RD (May 14, 1869 4 November 1940) was a captain for the Cunard Line and was the master of the ocean liner RMS Carpathia when it rescued the survivors of the RMS Titanic which sank on April 15, 1912 after striking an iceberg.
Rostron's effort to reach the Titanic before it sank and the rescue of the survivors labeled Captain Rostron a hero and was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal and later, after World War I, a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Arthur Rostron was born in Astley Bridge, Bolton, England to James and Nancy Rostron.
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 RMS Carpathia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Carpathia was sailing from New York city when Captain Arthur Henry Rostron received distress signals from the RMS Titanic.
For his rescue work, Captain Rostron was awarded a silver cup and gold medal by survivors, the presentation made by Molly Brown.
He was later a guest of President Taft at the White House and was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor the United States Congress could confer upon him.
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 Captain Arthur Henry Rostron
Captain Arthur Henry Rostron was born at Astley Bridge, Bolton, Lancashire, England, on 14 May 1869, the son of James and Nancy Rostron.
Rostron was made first officer of the Lusitania in 1907 but just a day before departing on the maiden voyage he found himself transferred to the Brescia, in the Mediterranean trade, as Captain.
His wife, Ethel Minnie Rostron died on July 7, 1943 at the age of 69 and is buried beside her husband in the graveyard of West End Church.
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 ARTHUR HENRY ROSTRON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Rostron got out of bed and, before even confirming that Cottam was absolutely sure that the Titanic was in distress, he immediately ordered the ship turned around, telling Cottam to let the Titanic know they were coming as fast as they could.
Rostron started giving out a series of orders and instructions which were meant to ready the whole ship to make the rescue as efficient as possible.
Rostron said later that the rescue of the Titanic's's's survivors was "the most drastic and memorable of my career." In 1915, he assumed command of the Cunard ship, the Mauritania, where he remained until 1926.
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 United States of America Congressional Gold Medal Recipient Arthur Henry Rostron
Rostron was later to say that at this time, coming into the harbor "we got some idea of the suspense and excitement in the world.....
Rostron was described as tall, trim, and balding, appeared to be in his mid-forties; he had a wide mouth and a disciplined yet gentle bearing.
Rostron said that the rescue of the TItanic's survivors - and adventure were "the most drastic and memorable of my career." In 1915, he was given the command of Cunard's Mauretania, a position he retained until 1926 and during which the "Maurey" established some of her speed records.
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 RMS Carpathia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The ocean liner is most famous for rescuing 703 people who survived in lifeboats after the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on the night of April 14, 1912.
The Carpathia was sailing from New York City when Captain Arthur Henry Rostron (1869 -1943) received distress signals from the RMS Titanic.
He was later a guest of President Taft at the White House and was presented with the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest honor the United States could confer upon him.
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 Carpathia And The Rescue
Rostron had even ordered the steam-heating which supplied the passengers' cabins to be shut-off, conserving yet more steam for the engines, which had never worked so fast in their lives, nor would they ever again.
Captain Rostron had never had to respond to an emergency call in all his years at sea, but he spared no effort or cost in preparing the ship well.
Rostron then ordered first aid stations to be set up in each of Carpathia's Dining Rooms, first, second and third, and stationed a doctor in each one.
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 British Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry - Report - Account of the Saving and Rescue of those who Survived - Rescue by the ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Arthur Henry Rostron, Master, was on her passage to Liverpool [Mediterranean] from New York.
Captain Rostron was altering his course continually in order to avoid icebergs.
The position was then 41° 46' N., 50° 14' W. The "Carpathia" subsequently returned to New York with the passengers and crew she had rescued.
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 Carpathia
On 18 January 1912, Arthur Henry Rostron was given command of the Carpathia.
Rostron was born at Astley Bridge, Bolton, Lancashire, England, on 14 May 1869, the son of James and Nancy Rostron.
Rostron was made first officer of the Luisitania in 1907, but just a day before departing on the maiden voyage he found himself transferred to the Brescia, in the Mediterranean trade, as Captain.
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 RMS Carpathia
The ocean liner is famous as the one that rescued 703 people who survived in lifeboats after RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on the night of April 14, 1912.
The Carpathia was sailing from New York when Captain Arthur Henry Rostron (1869 -1943) received distress signals from the RMS Titanic.
At 4.00 in the morning, the Carpathia arrived at the scene after working her way through dangerous ice fields and was able to save 703 people.
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 The Wireless Operators
Captain Rostron was well aware that he would be entering the same ice field that Titanic had met her fate in.
Rostron ordered his first officer to have the boats uncovered and swung out, the gangway doors opened, the pilot ladders lowered, the side ladders and cargo nets dropped, canvas sling bags and coal ash bags were placed on blocks and tackles for hauling up the children, sick and injured.
Carpathia's heroic Captain Arthur Rostron, wrote in his later memoirs that his participation in the rescue "...was the most drastic and memorable night of my career." Shortly after Carpathia's arrival with Titanic's passengers in New York, Captain Rostron was approached by a NY Times reporter.
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 Titanic rescue hero honoured
Historic records have revealed that Sir Arthur lived as a young boy in the stone cottage on Blackburn Road, Sharples.
Sir Arthur earned his place in history after he steered the SS Carpathia through the icy waters to pluck 703 people to safety.
Young Arthur Henry Rostron is listed in the 1881 census as an 11-year-old, the second of five children to James and Nelly Rostron.
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 HMS Conway
Gerald Arthur James Balfour, the son of the 3rd Earl of Balfour, was born on December 23 1925.
Henry Douglas King PC CB CBE DSO MP After leaving Conway he joined the Drake Batallion of the Royal Naval Division and fought at Cape Helles in the Dardenelles campaign for which he was awarded the DSO.
Captain Rostron's award was proposed in the Senate on 28 May 1912 and was approved by a Joint Resolution of both Houses of Congress on 6 July.
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 RMS Carpathia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The ocean liner is most famous for rescuing 703 who survived in lifeboats after the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank on night of April 14 1912.
The Carpathia was sailing from New York City Captain Arthur Henry Rostron (1869 - 1943) received distress signals from the RMS Titanic.
For his rescue work Captain Rostron was a silver cup and gold medal by the presentation made by Molly Brown.
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 Titanic Link   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
On hearing the SOS call Captain Arthur Rostron gave orders for the ship to proceed at her utmost speed to the scene of the disaster.
She raced fifty-eight miles through the night at high speed to the location of the stricken vessel and arrived in time to pick up 706 survivors from the lifeboats and debris that were all that remained of the Titanic.
Captain Rostron came to live in West End at the end of a long career and is buried in West End Burial Ground.
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 Rostron Family Genealogy Forum
Re: doreen thelma rostron - Jill Dowd 6/29/03
Re: Rostrons in Lancashire - danny rostron 5/22/01
ROSTRON in Cheshire, Eng - jill dowd 2/15/01
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 Titanic - the West End Connection
She had sailed from nearby Southampton on 10th April 1912, the maiden voyage of the second of a trio of superliners which the White Star Line was putting into service on the North Atlantic route.
Arthur Rostron was accorded many honours, including, as his memorial notes, being created a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) and well as America awarding him the Congressional Medal of Honour.
He went on to rise to the rank of Commodore of the entire Cunard Fleet, moved to Southampton when the company's ships were transferred there, and selected the village of West End as a suitable place of retirement.
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 Inquriy
Her captain, Arthur Henry Rostron, expected to see Titanic, but was instead confronted with a lone green light, lying low on the water, one of Titanic boats.
As daylight crept over the disaster area, lifeboat after lifeboat was sighted as they closed in on the Carpathia's position.
Rostron requested that the Californian continue searching the area for any survivors.
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 RMS Titanic
Captain Lord of the Californian, which was called on for help, is sometimes accused of not responding quickly enough.
The 711 people who did survive the disaster in lifeboats, were picked up by the Cunard Steamship Lines, RMS Carpathia, commanded by Captain Arthur Henry Rostron who was acclaimed for his immediate and decisive action in coming to the aid of the Titanic.
Of the relatively few dead bodies recovered, 150 were brought to the search-and-rescue operations center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the majority of them were buried in the Fairview Cemetery.
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 TITANIC - A Voyage of Discovery (sank)
Captain Arthur Rostron of the 13,600-ton Cunard (opponent of the White Star Line) steamer 'Carpathia' tried to contemplate the events that would unfold in the coming hours.
Captain Rostron saw the boat on the starboard end of the bridge thanks to the barking and ordered the engines stopped.
Henry Sleeper Harper, who was in Lifeboat #3, thought of how small the 'Carpathia' looked, with its single funnel spewing fl smoke into the morning sky, compared to the liner he had been aboard only a few hours before.
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 washingtonpost.com: Titanic's Unsinkable Saga
The heroic, indefatigable Second Officer Charles Herbert Lightoller, who emerged as the tragedy's hero, is nowhere to be seen, though he was everywhere that night and the last man plucked from the sea the next morning.
No credit is given to the stalwart Capt. Arthur Henry Rostron of the Carpathia, who, by dashing through the ice to the site of the disaster, probably saved more lives than any other human agent.
And where is the deeply annoying Henry Sleeper Harper, who escaped with his wife, his manservant and his Pekingese while 52 children in steerage drowned?
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 Titanic Survivor Molly Brown with Captain of the Carpathia 8x10 Photograph
Titanic survivor Margaret Tobin Brown presents the captain of the Carpathia with a silver cup for his efforts to rescue the passengers of the sunken ocean liner.
On the night of 14 April 1912, Captain Arthur Henry Rostron was asleep in his cabin when wireless operator Harold Cottam burst in and told him of Titanic's distress signal.
Captain Rostron immediately set course to the liner's last known position.
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 TITANIC - A Voyage of Discovery (survivor)
The Captain of the 'Carpathia', William Henry Rostron, refused to allow anyone on board until they had docked.
Having no doubt, Rostron immediately ordered the ship turned around, at the time being bound for the Mediterranean.
Rostron left the 'Carpathia' to command the great 'Mauretania' in 1915.
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 TITANIC- LA STORIA - LA FINE DI UN'EPOCA
Fondata da Henry Threlfall Wilson e dal socio John Pilkington, nemmeno sette anni dopo era una delle principali compagnie coinvolte nel commercio con il continente australiano.
Rostron ordinò di limitare le luci e riscaldamento all'interno della nave, poiché tutta l'energia sarebbe servita ad aumentare la velocità.
Come scrisse Rostron, "non galleggiava in superficie nemmeno un frammento del relitto, forse un paio di sedie a sdraio, qualche cintura di salvataggio, molto sughero ma niente di più di quei resti che spesso vengono trascinati sulla spiaggia dalla marea.
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 S.S. Titanic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Captain Lord of the SS Californian, which was called on for help, is sometimes accused of not responding quicklyenough.
The 711 people who did survive the disaster in lifeboats, were picked up by the Cunard Steamship Lines, RMSCarpathia, commanded by Captain Arthur Henry Rostron who was acclaimed for his immediate and decisive action incoming to the aid of the Titanic.
Of the relatively few dead bodies recovered, 150 were taken to the search-and-rescueoperations center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where themajority of them were buried in the Fairview Cemetery.
www.therfcc.org /s.s.-titanic-96972.html   (1655 words)

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