Medal - RMS Carpathia, SS Titanic, New York, United States of America, 1912 Reg. No: NU 18226
- U.S.A. New York New York
Carpathia Medal 1912 (AD)
Mint: Dieges & Clust
Awarded to: Captain Officers and Crew of RMS Carpathia from the survivors of the SS Titanic.
The White Star liner 'Titanic' struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage from England to New York and sank with a loss of 1,490 lives. 711 survivors were rescued by the Carpathia and they had medals struck in gold (14), silver (110) and bronze (180) to present to its crew, according to rank.
- An ornately shaped bronze medal (35 mm. wide) with red ribbon. The obverse features the scene of the Carpathia among icebergs with a ladder let down towards which survivers of the Titanic row in small boats; above the scene is a head of Neptune whose beard flows into two dolphins which curve around below to a crossed fouled anchor and broken spar.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||75 mm (Height), 35 mm (Width)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection, Wannenmacher Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Life Saving Awards|
|Obverse Description:||Scene of the Carpathia among icebergs with ladders let down towards survivors of the Titanic who row in small boats below. Above the scene is a head of Neptune whose beard flows into two dolphins which curve around and down to a crossed fouled anchor and broken spar.|
|Inscriptions:||The reverse bears the legend: "PRESENTED TO THE CAPTAIN OFFICERS AND CREW OF R.M.S. "CARPATHIA" IN RECOGNITION OF GALLANT & HEROIC SERVICES FROM THE SURVIVORS OF THE S.S. "TITANIC" APRIL 15TH 1912".
The makers name: "DIEGES & CLUST N.Y." appears in small letters below.
|Issued By:||Survivors of the SS Titanic, New York, New York State, United States of America|
|Mint:||Dieges & Clust (Mint), 1912|
|Awarded To:||Captain, Officers & Crew of RMS Carpathia, 1912|