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R95 XV05,

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Lot 1314/0217

Estimate: €3500-5000

The Titanic and The Carpathia

Two Un-transmitted Marconigrams from R.M.S Carpathia, April 1912, the first reading Laurel House.. Mrs. Compton and daughter on Carpathia: the second to Laval University, Montreal, Judge Mathieu Saved, both stamped NOT TRANSMITTED; TOGETHER WITH A Titanic Relief Fund Cheque to Mrs. Ada West, signed by Recipient on reverse. (3)
Rescue Items relating to the Carpathia are Scarce.
RMS Carpathia was a Cunard Line transatlantic passenger steamship built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson. Carpathia made her maiden voyage in 1903 and became famous for rescuing the survivors of RMS Titanic after the latter ship hit an iceberg and sank on 15 April 1912. Carpathia herself was sunk in the Atlantic on 17 July 1918 during the First World War after being torpedoed by an Imperial German Navy U-boat.

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