Carpathia Makes History Again & Again

Today in History: July 17, 1918:

The RMS Carpathia, famous for having rushed through the night to rescue the survivors of the RMS Titanic disaster in 1912, was carrying out her duties as a WWI troop ship when she was torpedoed by U-Boat 55 and sank.

She lost all but 5 of her passengers before her survivors were rescued by the sloop HMS Snowdrop.

As an aside, one of the many Doughboys the Carpathia brought to Europe to fight the Hun was a young Frank Woodruff Buckles, a Missouri boy who when he died in 2011 at age 110, was the last American WWI veteran.

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