Friday, 24 June 2016
FLIGHT OF ROCKETS.
The Argus (Melbourne) Monday 13 October, 1913.
An appalling marine disaster - the worst
since the loss of the Titanic has occurred.
It is feared that over 230 people have
In the present case the disaster was caused
by fire. An outbreak occurred on the
Canadian Northern Steamship (Limited)
Company's steamer Volturno, and within
a few hours the vessel had to be abandoned
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The crew fought
the flames forward and at
8 o'clock on Thursday
followed by a flight of rockets
had burst through into the engine room.
Almost immediately afterwards hundreds of
passengers in lifebelts were seen huddled
The rescuers were almost
All they could do was to throw
lifebuoys and stand by to pick up the pas
SO many factors when considering the Harlow account and reasons for not going back to assist...
ANDREW VAN RENSBURG
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