While the RMS Titanic was sinking more than a dozen ships were racing to the rescue. This is the story of the rescue mission, including the search for bodies that followed.
The story of the tragic sinking of
RMS Titanic is well known, but less well known today are the frantic
efforts made by more than a dozen ships to get to her to rescue her
passengers and crew. Although the Cunard liner “Carpathia” was first on
the scene, she was joined by three other ships within a couple of hours,
and others were on their way.
We read about the Russian cook
preparing vast gallons of vegetable soup for survivors, the rescue ship
that nearly hit an iceberg itself and the confusion over the radio waves
as messages were sent, lost or misinterpreted. Above all we read of the
gallant efforts of hundreds of seamen desperate to obey the rules of
the sea and go to the rescue.
Oliver Hayes has gone back to
contemporary newspaper reports, personal letters and the official
inquiries held on both sides of the Atlantic to research this book. The
result is a meticulously researched volume detailing the exciting story
of the rescue mission to save the Titanic.
The original painting “Carpathia to the Rescue” featured on the cover is available as a print signed by the artist.
The Search for Bodies
About the Author
Hayes is an experienced writer of history with a large number of books
and magazine articles to his name. He previously worked in local
newspapers, but is now concentrating on writing books.