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  • amiak27
    For those wondering about the official hungarian route from Fiume to America, another hint comes at http://web.greatships.net:81/carpathia.html where the
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 23 10:17 PM
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      For those wondering about the official hungarian route from Fiume to
      America, another hint comes at
      http://web.greatships.net:81/carpathia.html where the history of the
      ship includes:

      "Launched on 6 August 1902, she made her maiden voyage,
      Liverpool-Boston, on 4 May 1903. Until 1915, she generally spent
      summers on the New York-Liverpool route and winters on a New
      York-Trieste route where Cunard served as the Hungarian government's
      official emigration agent."

      The description continues: "Carpathia's greatest fame, of course, is
      unrelated to her service to Cunard. On the dark, moonless night of
      14-15 April 1912, Carpathia raced 58 miles through a North Atlantic
      icefield in response to the distress calls of White Star's R.M.S.
      Titanic. Although she arrived on scene after Titanic foundered, she
      rescued all 705 survivors in Titanic's lifeboats and returned them to
      New York.

      Sources: Haws' Merchant Fleets; Bonsor's North Atlantic Seaway;
      Williams' Wartime Disasters at Sea; Lord's A Night to Remember."

      Taken from the website noted above.
      This is the ship on which my grandmother came over.

      Ron
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