Arthur H. Rostron
About the Author:
Arthur Rostron spent an eventful life at sea, captaining a number of ocean liners and Royal naval vessels including the Aulania which, with Rostron at the helm, saw action at Galliploi in 1915. Titanic survivors, including Margaret Brown, presented Rostron with a silver cup and gold medal for his efforts the night Titanic sank. He was also awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the Thanks of Congress, the American Cross of Honor, a medal from the Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society and a gold medal from the Shipwreck Society of New York. He retired from the sea in 1931 and died in 1940.