Sunday, 27 September 2015

BLUE ANCHOR LINE CLOSES RANKS.

The Argus (Melbourne) Saturday 5 March, 1910.
WARATAH MYSTERY
MOSSEL BAY WRECKAGE.
REASSURING VIEW.
SYDNEY, Friday. - Captain Millington,of the Lund steamer Narrung, which isnow in Sydney, was seen to day in reference to the cable as to the wreckage on theSouth African coast found at Mossel Bay.
Captain Millington said that no significance could be attached to the fact that acushion stamped "W" had been found. Thefurniture of ships belonging to the Lund line was not marked with the initials ofthe steamer. The cushion was nottherefore portion of the furnishings ofthe Waratah. It might, of course, havebeen the property of a passenger on themissing steamship, but Captain Millingtondid not care to express any opinion as tothe wreckage washed ashore.
By this time, I doubt whether the press could have found any employees of the Blue Anchor Line willing to admit to or acknowledge wreckage from the lost Waratah. The Lunds had closed ranks.

SS Narrung

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