Carpathia had among others six Croatian mariners in its crew
Titanic shipwreck. Carpathia ship (on the right bottom) arrived four hours later. In the crew, there were seventy six Croatian mariners.
Carpathia was connecting the city of Rijeka in Croatia with New York.
Summary. The best known shipwreck in history is that of Titanic in 1912. Another ship called Carpathia, connecting Rijeka in Croatia and New York came to its rescue. Seventy six mariners of Carpathia were of Croatian origin (information by Ina Vukić, Sidney; see the list of all members of the Carpathia crew).
We now know many more details about them and about the drama of saving the lives of the Titanic passangers. Duration of the corresponding film shot in Croatia's capital Zagreb is 47 min.
A Croatian lady Marija Bartowski from the city of Osijek was on Titanic, and her diary describing in detail the events arround the shipwreck is preserved by her descendants. On Titanic, there were 30 Croatian passangers, out of which 15 of them died. All of their names are known.
Many thanks to Mrs. Ljiljana Ivšić, Germany/Croatia, for her kind information about this very interesting film.
One of only five preserved lifejackets from Titanic is kept in the Maritime Museum in Rijeka, Croatia.
The feature titled The Day I Shell Not Forget for the Rest of My Life is the story of Carpathia, the ship best known for heading into the precarious rescue of people from the Titanic on April 15, 1912.
It is also the story of all of these people: officers, sailors and passengers, participants of this event that forever marked their lives.
The feature follows the chronology of Carpathia's sailing history, focusing on the tragic and heroic moments that took the two ships into eternity.
An authentic testimony of these events is brought to us through the diary of Marija Aliuš Bartowski, a teacher from Osijek who wrote this extraordinary biography after finding herself on the Carpathia traveling from New York to Rijeka that day.
Her diary entries take us back into the midst of the dramatic scenes of the shipwreck rescue, but also portray a charismatic woman who left behind an extremely private and historical document.