Carpathia (1903)
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20.
June 24, 2013

My great grandfather, Rudyuk Michailo, nearly 40 years old, and his younger brother, Ruduyk Sergei, 30-35, were present on Carpathia during the rescue of survivors of the Titanic. Our family lost all the contacts after the October revolution 1917. Can you, please, help me  to find the list of passengers of that voyage and the place my great grandfathers took the boat? And some other information about them?

Sincerely,
Tania 
Russia

Reply 1
June 25, 2013

My best advise would be to try www.ellisisland.org.

Regards,
Michael W. Pocock
Webmaster


19.
Feb. 18, 2013

Is it possible, please, to get a passenger list for the Carpathia in 1906 for passage from Fiume to New York?

Cheryl L. Hildebrand


18.
Jan. 3, 2013

My Great Grandfather Thomas Murphy worked on Carpathia and died aboard on 1st July 1906. I am trying to find out any information about him. Who would keep records on such things? His son was put into Liverpool Seaman's Orphanage in 1910.

Thanks,
Melissa

Reply 1
Jan. 4, 2013

Carpathia was in Italian waters in early July 1906, I was not able to learn how he died.

Michael W. Pocock
Webmaster


17.
Apr. 21, 2012

I came across this site while looking for info on my great-grandfather, James Elson, who served as bosun on the Carpathia at the time of the Titanic rescue. This is all I know of him, as I know very little of my father's family history. If anyone, by chance, has any information about him, it would be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Doug


16.
Aug. 15, 2010

I am researching my husband's family. A relative, James Snowdon, was apparently the Chief Steward aboard the Carpathia but I have no idea what dates. I also have a photo of James and six other crew members who look like officers - maybe the captain. I would like to try to find out what years he served. I know he married a stewardess from the Ivernia. Is there any way I could find this info and would a copy of the photo be of use to you.

Yvonne Farrer


15.
Aug. 8, 2010

Can and when can the Carpathia be raised?

David


14.
Feb. 25, 2010

I knew my great uncle Robert Stanley Christian Cowan was on the Carpathia rescuing survivors of the Titanic, but did not know my Grandfather William T. Dellow was. I recently saw a note on a message board that was from my uncle who said he was looking for info the same two people, that was in 2003. I have been told he has passed since. I would love to know if any one knows anything, especially about my grandfather William Dellow.  From the crew list it showed my Great uncle was 25 and an able seaman and my grandfather was 17 and an ordinary seaman. Is there any where else I can find out more about the crew of the Carpathia and pictures.  Also, the picture shown of the crew after the Titanic is there a record of the names of the people in the pictures.  I would love to know if they are in any of them.  

Sincerely,
Helen Bowen


13.
Dec. 8, 2009

My father was the Marconi Radio Officer  (R/O) on board the Carpathia when she was sunk by a torpedo from the German U-boat U-55. He was one of the survivors. His name was Hugh Francis from Anglesey in north Wales and survived the sinking, was picked up by a Royal Naval ship, HMS Snowdrop. He came home and continued service with the Marconi Company until his death in 1954. Just for interest, he was torpedoed again, only this time it was in 1944 when he served as R/O in the HXF-305 convoy escort ship the 'Pinto.'

Richard Francis ex-R/O


12.
Sept. 28, 2009

I was told my grandfather came to the US from Italy aboard the Carpathia. I have been trying to locate the date and from where but have been having trouble doing so. It would have been early 1900s (before WWI) and he was a boy of about 16 or so. His name was Camilus Pizuti. I thought he landed in Philadelphia, but maybe not. Can you help or point me in a direction to find out more?

Francine


11.
May 16, 2009

Charles Hughes was also my great-uncle. His sister Janet was my grandmother. My Uncle (Janet's son Albert) moved to New Jersey after World War II.

Jan


10.
Feb. 22, 2009

Charles Hughes, a fireman aboard the Carpathia when she was torpedoed and sunk in July 1918, was my great uncle. He was one of three brothers in the family lost in World War I. He was 32 in 1918, and had married in Kirkdale, Liverpool in 1910 to Susan Dickinson. I have not been able to learn if they had children.

Charles crewed in the inbound voyage to New York in November 1917; possibly he got to visit with his sister Elizabeth, my grandmother, who had  emigrated to New Jersey in 1916 (with three children). Thank you for the page honoring the five crewmen lost on the Carpathia.

Liz Kloman


9.
Feb. 11, 2009

My great grand uncle, Dan Mac Pherson, was on one of the rescue boats that went in aid of the Titanic. He had
spoken of lifting bodies out of the water. He passed away before I was born so I am unable to confirm this. I do
know that he worked on ships his entire life. It is quite possible he worked on the Carpathia. Is there any record
of the workers who were employed on the Carpathia?

Truly,
Lynn Kennedy

Mar. 2, 2009 (supplemental message)

Just to let you know, I've discovered information on my granduncle, Dan MacPherson. He was not on the Carpathia. He was on the MacKay-Bennett, which was a transatlantic cable ship. I didn't realize my brother had the information I was looking for on Dan. I knew from family stories that the workers on this boat did not rescue any survivors but helped take bodies out of the water. My granduncle was very upset as there was a baby among the bodies. I cannot imagine the horror these workers faced. Dan actually took some wood out of the water and had it made into a frame with a picture of the Titanic inside. I haven't seen the picture in years as my brother has it. Anyway, I just wanted to give you an update as you were so kind to post my message. Thanks again for your help.
Best of luck in the future,
Lynn Kennedy


8.
Dec. 2, 2008

My grandmother, Rosa Quintano left NY on the Carpathia with her 2 toddler sons, John and James in steerage. She was born in Bari, Italy and had come to this country as a bride rejoining her husband in 1908. She was returning to Italy for a visit with her family when they encountered the Titanic, all the steerage passengers were kept below decks, but she said she saw several rescued passengers with smashed hands when they had tried to get into the overcrowded row boats. 

She also said some passengers died after they were on board. The Carpathia returned to NY, off loaded all the passengers and were told to be back on the ship the next morning or they would lose their fare. So, she went home to her husband, and got back on the ship, with the two babies, the next morning. She returned from Italy probably in late 1913 and never crossed the ocean again.

Rosanna Marsten


7.
Oct. 18, 2008

My grandfather was on the Carpathia when they assisted the survivors of the Titanic. I had always assumed he was coming from Europe as a passenger but I see from your website that he had to have either been working on the Carpathia or going back to Europe .I have only this story about him as he died in 1955.Can you tell me if there is any way to find out?

Thank you,
Susan Doucette


6.
March 14, 2008

My Grandfather was a cabin boy aboard the Carpathia sometime around 1880. His name was Joseph Tesmond, and his last name may have been spelled Tesimond. He was from Rochdale, Lancashire, England. Born in 1860 or 70.

Jerry M. Tesmond,
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Reply 1
Oct. 5, 2010

I'm the great great grand daughter of Joseph Tessmond born 1866 in Rochdale, England. He was your grand-father's father. I'm one of Sarah Tessmond Allen's descendents. I have found Joseph Tessimond's 1866 birth certificate in the English file and I'm ordering it from England. Did not know his son Joseph (your grand father) worked on the Carpathia, very interesting.

Jackie Baiamonte


5.
June 12, 2007

My grandfather sailed on the Carpathia from New York on 16th July 1912 to the Med and returned to Liverpool 01/01/1913. He was 3rd cook. (My Granny told us he was on her at the time of the rescue of the Titanic but his discharge book does not support this theory)

I am writing about his life story on the web at http://fai-mygrandad.blogspot.com/
He was at sea on various R.M.S. ships from 1911. Whilst at sea he wrote his thoughts in poems and I thought it an interesting thing to do to plot his life and leave a permanent memory of him.

Regards
Cal


4.
May 20, 2007

I am the granddaughter of a John Edwards who was on board the Carpathia at the time of her heroic rescue of passengers from the Titanic. I believe that he was working as a steward on board at that time, however despite searching I have not been able to find a crew's roster for that time or any other mention of him. Do you have any information or crew lists that would help the search please? John Edwards lived in the county of Flintshire in Wales.

My daughter and I (John's great granddaughter,) have just visited the Victoria, British Columbia, Canada museum to view their presentation of the artifacts from the sunken Titanic, and very moving we found it, Carpathia was mentioned a few times and a photograph poster of the ship with surviving passengers was displayed, together with some written and related documentation. I shall look forward to your reply, thank you.

Yours sincerely,
Alison Bunning nee Edwards


3.
Mar. 8, 2007

My grandfather Kristian Kirkkomaki (Hill) (I never met) immigrated in Aug. 28, 1903, from Finland, via Liverpool on Carpathia at age 26.

My grandmother Wilhelmina Halt (Eliaksntr) (I never met) immigrated May 29, 1906, from Finland via Copenhagen on SS United States at age 22.

Is there a way I can find out more about them via MaritimeQuest?

Sincerely,
Martin Hill


2.
Feb. 2, 2007

I am in question to the passengers lists on the rescue ship or the ships that came there after . My great grandfather used to tell us stories of how came to the seen of the Titanic. It was traumatizing to him and I would like to get a little more information on the actual ship he was on . I do believe that I heard the name of the Carpathia in my upbringing . He spoke broken English ,so was sometimes hard to understand him. Thank you in advance.

Sharron Smith


1.
December 1, 2006

MY WIFE, LORETTA'S (maiden name LORETTA JOAN GING) FATHER, MICHAEL GING, ARRIVED AS A 3 YR. OLD IMMIGRANT FROM AUSTRIA AT ELLIS ISLAND IN 1903 VIA THE CARPATHIA WITH HIS MOTHER. AS TYPICAL THEN, THEY LITTLE MORE THAN THE CLOTHES ON THEIR BACKS AND HOPE OF LINKING UP WITH RELATIVES WHO ARRIVED EARLIER AND LATER. MICHAEL GING LIVED OUT HIS LIFE IN ST. LOUIS, MO, WHERE I MET LORETTA IN 1968.




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