Carpathia picture

tom blackburn

Jul 1, 2004
I recently acquired a real photo picture of the Carpathia and it is dated April 5, 1912 on the back. It looks like she is either pulling into or out of a port when the picture was taken. Looks like someone with a camera was on the shore and took the picture. You can see people standing on the deck. This is not a post card but a real photo (serpia)on paper.

Does anyone know what her schedule was then and what port this would most likely be?

Sean C. Corenki

If I remember correctly, the Carpathia departed New York on April 10/11 for the Mediterranean. Perhaps your photo dated April 5 was taken as the Carpathia was entering New York from the previous voyage. Just a thought. Regards, Sean

Mark Baber

Dec 29, 2000
From the US Inquiry:

Senator SMITH. What day did you sail with the Carpathia from New York last?
Mr. ROSTRON. The 11th of April.

Senator SMITH. What time in the day did you leave New York?
Mr. ROSTRON. At noon on Thursday.
Jun 4, 2003
Could someone please tell me if the Carpathia was in general a rather luxurious ship or one intended only for longer cruises abroad without too much luxury and the like? Thanks!!!
Dec 29, 2006
At her trials in 1903 the Cunard liner Carpathia was described as a saloon and third class passenger and cargo steamer. Contemporary press reports describe her as a vessel of moderate speed that nevertheless offered a high standard of comfort, particularly for third class passengers. The following extract is fairly typical:

"The really striking feature about the vessel is the excellence of the accommodation, especially for the third-class passengers, at about £5 1Os for the passage, including food. For the saloon passengers there are airy and well-fitted cabins, a spacious dining saloon capable of accommodating them all at once, which is none the worse for being free from gaudy decoration, a good smoking-room, and a small library and writing-room combined. Also their bathrooms and sanitary accommodation generally are good. But the real features of the ship are the four, three, and two berth cabins for third-class passengers, their large dining and smoking rooms, their covered promenade, and their ladies’ room. These, which are plainly and sensibly fitted in polished wood, are on a scale of comfort to which third-class passengers are strangers, and it is by no means surprising to learn that the applications for space for the Carpathia’s first voyage, which will begin early in May, are already in excess of the accommodation".

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