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Titanic 'hero' Sir Arthur Rostron recognised in Southampton

4 April 2012 Last updated at 17:05 BST

The captain of the Carpathia, which saved hundreds of lives when it came to the aid of the Titanic, is to be recognised in Southampton ahead of the 100th anniversary of the disaster.

Sir Arthur Rostron changed course after the ship's wireless operator picked up the distress call "we've struck ice, come at once".

It set off a full speed and reached the Titanic two hours after it had sank, saving many lives.

Captain Rostron retired in 1931 and lived in West End, Southampton, where a blue plaque will be placed on 15 April, the 100th anniversary of the sinking.