Comings & Goings: Aug. 13, 1928

Sir Arthur Henry Rostron, rescuer-hero of the Titanic disaster,* flew his newly-acquired Commodore's burgee from the mainmast as the Cunard flagship Berengaria entered New York harbor. He succeeds the late Sir James Thomas Walter Charles, commander of the Aquitania, as chief of the Cunard fleet. Said he: "I have a real sorrow to think that I could not fly the commodore's burgee while Sir James was still alive. He was a fine seaman and a gentleman. The commodore's flag I have was his personal flag. One of the last orders he issued was that...

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