April 15, 1912: The Carpathia, was about 58 miles southeast of the Titanic at the time it heard the distress call. She doesn't pick up the first of the survivors until around 4:10 a.m. Finally, hours later after picking up survivors from the last lifeboat, she heads for New York at 8:50 a.m.
The Mackay-Bennett is the first of several ships to travel to the area where the Titanic sank to search for bodies. On April 18, 1912, the Carpathia arrives in New York with 705 survivors.