Titanic Real Time
29 May 1912.Margaret “Molly” Brown presenting Captain Arthur Rostron of the RMS Carpathia with a loving cup for saving the survivors of Titanic.

29 May 1912.
Margaret “Molly” Brown presenting Captain Arthur Rostron of the RMS Carpathia with a loving cup for saving the survivors of Titanic.

Captain Rostron poses briefly for the press.

Captain Rostron poses briefly for the press.

April 18, 1912. Members of the press interview Titanic survivors coming off the rescue ship, The Carpathia.

April 18, 1912.
Members of the press interview Titanic survivors coming off the rescue ship, The Carpathia.

Titanic’s junior wireless operator, Harold Bride, being carried off the Carpathia with frostbitten feet.

Titanic’s junior wireless operator, Harold Bride, being carried off the Carpathia with frostbitten feet.

18th April 1912.
The Carpathia docked at pier 54, New York City, with Titanic survivors on board.

18th April 1912.
As the Carpathia approaches New York with Titanic survivors on board, press photographers record her passage.

18th April 1912.
People wait for the arrival of Carpathia at New York City.

Carpathia arrived at Pier 34 in New York on the evening of 18 April after a difficult voyage through pack ice, fog, thunderstorms and rough seas.

Some 40,000 people stood on the waterfront, alerted to the disaster by a stream of radio messages from Carpathia and other ships.
Due to communications difficulties, it was only after Carpathia docked [a full three days after Titanic’s sinking] that the full scope of the disaster became public knowledge.

The heaviest loss was in Southampton, England, home to most of the crew; 699 members of the crew gave Southampton addresses, and 549 Southampton residents, almost all crew, were lost in the disaster.

People stand on the street after the Titanic disaster, awaiting the arrival of the Carpathia. 

People stand on the street after the Titanic disaster, awaiting the arrival of the Carpathia. 

Titanic survivors Laura Francatelli, and her employers Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon and Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, while standing on the rescue ship, Carpathia. Francatelli reported hearing a terrible rumbling noise, then anguished cries for help as her rowboat pulled away from the sinking ocean liner Titanic.

Titanic survivors Laura Francatelli, and her employers Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon and Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, while standing on the rescue ship, Carpathia.

Francatelli reported hearing a terrible rumbling noise, then anguished cries for help as her rowboat pulled away from the sinking ocean liner Titanic.