One of the bronze medals presented to the crew of
RMS Carpathia was the first ship to reach the survivor’s lifeboats, having received an emergency transmission from the Titanic when it hit an iceberg at 11.40pm on April 14 1912. Diverted from her passage, RMS Carpathia came to the rescue of 705 passengers and took them to safety in New York. On arrival, the Officers and Crew were presented with medals by one of the saved
Another Titanic-related lot is a Mariner’s
Highlights of The Marine Sale also include a hand-drawn invasion landing plan for the British forces at the beginning of the Crimean war (£300 – 500); as well as one of the largest scrimshaw collections to come to the market in recent years, which features a massive English scrimshaw whale’s tooth (estimate £8,000 – 12,000) and a rare love token folding comb (estimate £4,000 – 6,000).
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(2010) Carpathia Crew Medal on Sale Bonhams (ref: #11654, accessed 23rd June 2017 05:57:00 PM) URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-news/carpathia-crew-medal-on-sale.html
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Added to Encyclopedia Titanica Tuesday 21st September 2010, last updated Sunday 2nd April 2017.