Carpathia rescues survivors

The survivors in the Titanic’s lifeboats were picked up by the Cunard liner Carpathia, which was bound to Liverpool from New York when Titanic’s distress signal was received at 12.25 a.m. 

Captain Rostron immediately turned his ship and steamed at her highest speed in the direction of Titanic fifty-eight miles away.  At 4.10 am just at daylight, the first lifeboat was picked up by Carpathia.

The remaining lifeboats were scattered over an area of four to five miles and it was 8.00 am before they had all been picked up.



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Visiting Information

TITANICa The Exhibition is on display the the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra. Click here for opening times, how to get here and admission prices.


Titanic Exhibition

The Titanic exhibition is housed in the Transport galleries at the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Cultra. You can also experience "TITANICa The People's Story in the Outdoor Folk Museum.

Click here for more information on the 500 artefacts on display and also the Ultimate Living History experience.