Sir Arthur Henry Rostron (1869 - 1940) was Captain of the ocean liner RMS Carpathia when it rescued the survivors of the RMS Titanic. When the Titanic struck an iceberg on 15th April 1912, the Carpathia answered her distress call and was able to rescue the surviving passengers and crew.
Titanic Notebooking Pages
We've chosen five interesting characters involved with the Titanic story. Read a little about them then use the notebooking pages to capture what you know or tell it in your own words. You could also try writing the story of the Titanic in the words and from the viewpoint of each person.
Joseph Bruce Ismay (1862 1937) was Chairman and Managing Director of the White Star Line, his family's shipping company, which owned the Titanic.
Captain Edward John Smith (1850 - 1912) was a very experienced English ship's captain who worked for the White Star Line. Because of his experience he was given command of RMS Titanic, the largest ocean liner in the world, for her first voyage, from Southampton to New York.
Margaret "Molly" Brown (1867 1932) was a wealthy American lady who was travelling first class on the Titanic. She became famous for her bravery on board the ship, helping other women and children into lifeboats before her.