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Titanic rescuer's gold Tiffany pocket watch up for auction.

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A gold Tiffany pocket watch presented to the captain of Titanic rescue ship Carpathia is up for auction in the U.K.

The watch was presented to Captain Sir Arthur Henry Rostron by the widows of John Jacob Astor, George Dunton Widener and John B. Thayer. The three wealthy businessmen were high-profile victims of the Titanic disaster.

Their wives were rescued by the Carpathia. Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. ship's time on April 14, 1912, and sank just over two hours later with the loss of more than 1,500 lives. Carpathia arrived at the scene of the disaster just hours after Titanic’s sinking and Captain Rostron and his crew rescued 705 Titanic survivors on April 15, 1912.

To read more on Fox News:

https://www.foxnews.com/science/titanic-rescuers-gold-tiffany-pocket-watch-up-for-auction

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