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Other side of night [electronic resource] : The Carpathia, the Californian and the Night the Titanic was Lost. Daniel Allen Butler.

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  • ISBN: 9781935149705 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: After every disaster, someone has something to hide . . .A few minutes before midnight on April 14, 1912, the "unsinkable" RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage to New York, struck an iceberg. Less than three hours later she lay at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. While the world has remained fascinated by the tragedy, the most amazing drama of those fateful hours was not played out aboard the doomed liner. It took place on the decks of two other ships, one fifty-eight miles distant from the sinking Titanic, the other barely ten miles away. The masters of the steamships Carpathia and Californian, Captain Arthur Rostron and Captain Stanley Lord, were informed within minutes of each other that their vessels had picked up the distress signals of a sinking ship. Their actions in the hours and days that followed would become the stuff of legend, as one would choose to take his ship into dangerous waters to answer the call for help, while the other would decide that the hazard to...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Havertown : Casemate, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3744 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Military.
Genre: Electronic books.

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