Sir Captain Arthur Rostron KBE RD RNR

Died aged c. 71

Sir Arthur Henry Rostron, KBE, RD, RNR (14 May 1869 – 4 November 1940) was a British merchant seaman and a seagoing officer for the Cunard Line. He is best remembered as the captain of the ocean liner RMS Carpathia when it rescued hundreds of survivors from the RMS Titanic after the latter ship sank in 1912 in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Rostron won wide praise for his energetic efforts to reach the Titanic before she sank, and his efficient preparations for and conduct of the rescue of the survivors. He was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal by the United States Congress, and in 1926, he was appointed Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire. He rose to become the Commodore of the Cunard fleet and retired in 1931.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Sir Arthur Henry Rostron KBE RD RNR US Congressional Gold Medal. Captain of the RMS Carpathia who rescued all 706 survivors from the ill fated SS Titanic 15th April 1912 lived here 1926 to 1940

Chalk Hill, West End, Southampton, United Kingdom where they lived (1926-1940)

Childhood residence of Sir Arthur Rostron KBE 1869-1940 who as Captain of the SS Carpathia went to the rescue of the survivors of the RMS Titanic in the early hours of Monday 15th April, 1912

Blackburn Road, Astley Bridge, Bolton, United Kingdom where they lived (1869)