RMS Carpathia Passenger Lists 1904-1913
The RMS Carpathia of the Cunard Line, rescue ship of the Titanic, shown here circa 1905.
Carpathia (1903) Cunard Line.
Built by Swan & Hunter, Ltd., Newcastle, England. Tonnage: 13,603. Dimensions: 540' x 64' (558' o.l.). Twin-screw, 14 knots. Quadruple expansion engines. Four masts and one funnel. Passengers: 204 first and 1,500 third. Maiden voyage: Liverpool-Boston, May 5, 1903. Routes: Alternated between Mediterranean-New York and Liverpool-New York services. Note: She answered the S.O.S. call of the great luxury liner Titanic and succeeded in rescuing a large number of survivors. Her fame has continued to live through the years. Fate: The Carpathia was sunk by three torpedoes fired from a submarine, July 17, 1918, when 170 miles from Bishop Rock. The lives of five men were lost in the boiler room.
All Digitized Passenger Lists For the RMS Carpathia Available at the GG Archives. Listing Includes Date Voyage Began, Steamship Line, Vessel, Passenger Class and Route.
- Steamship Line: Cunard Line
- Class of Passengers: Cabin
- Date of Departure: 4 October 1904
- Route: New York to Liverpool
- Commander: Captain W. T. Turner
- Steamship Line: Cunard Line
- Class of Passengers: Saloon
- Date of Departure: 4 November 1913
- Route: Fiume to New York via Trieste, Patras, Messina, Naples, Almeria, and Gibraltar
- Commander: Captain William Prothero
Passenger Lists contained in the GG Archives collection represent the souvenir list provided to the passengers of each cabin class (and other classes). Many of these souvenir passenger lists have disappeared over the years. Our collection contains a sampling of what was originally produced and printed by the steamship lines.
The Cunard Liner Carpathia
On this page is a photograph of the Carpathia of the Cunard Line, which has just entered the Mediterranean service of that line, having been transferred from the New York-Liverpool service. The Carpathia is a product of 1903.
She is distinguished among the ocean liners in that she was built for the second-class service. Her first-class accommodations are given over to the second-class. She is not a flyer; neither is she a slow ship. She is both comfortable and fairly fast.
This service is decidedly new on the part of the Cunard Line, and as the Carpathia carries only second-class and steerage passengers it is evidently the intention of the Cunard Line to make a hot fight for the Italian and Russian emigrant trade.
The new service will take in Gibraltar. Genoa, Naples, Palermo, Trieste, Flume and possibly Algiers. The conference agreement from which the Cunard Line withdrew last summer provided that the British lines should be allowed full sway in regard to the British and Scandinavian steerage business in consideration of the British lines leaving the continental and Mediterranean business to the continental lines.
This arrangement was entered into at a time when the Scandinavian business was very heavy, and it was considered an equitable division. When the Scandinavian-American Line entered the field a readjustment was considered necessary by the Cunard company.
This not being granted, the Cunard Line withdrew and announced its intention of entering the Mediterranean field. The Aurania will divide the work with the Carpathia and two more vessels of the Ivernia class have been laid down for this service.
"The Cunard Liner Carpathia," in Marine Review and Marine Record, Cleveland: Marine Review Publishing Co., Vol. XXVIII, No. 17, 22 October 1903, p. 21.