Carpathia rescues survivors
The survivors in the Titanic’s lifeboats were picked up by the Cunard liner Carpathia, which was bound to Liverpool from New York when Titanic’s distress signal was received at 12.25 a.m.
Captain Rostron immediately turned his ship and steamed at her highest speed in the direction of Titanic fifty-eight miles away. At 4.10 am just at daylight, the first lifeboat was picked up by Carpathia.
The remaining lifeboats were scattered over an area of four to five miles and it was 8.00 am before they had all been picked up.