Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters

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Author: Logan Marshall

Dozens of Ships Perish

But to the one wounded ship that survives collision with a berg, a dozen perish. Presumably, when the shock comes, it loosens their bulkheads and they fill and founder, or the crash may injure the boilers or engines, which explode and tear out the sides, and the ship goes down like a plummet. As long ago as 1841, the steamer President, with 120 people aboard, crossing from New York to Liverpool in March, vanished from human ken. In 1854, in the same month, the City of Glasgow left Liverpool for Philadelphia with 480 souls, and was never again heard of. In February, 1856, the Pacific, from Liverpool for New York, carrying 185 persons, passed away down to a sunless sea. In May, 1870, the City of Boston, from that port for Liverpool, mustering 191 souls, met a similar fate. It has always been thought that these ships were sunk by collision with icebergs or floes. As shipping traffic has expanded, the losses have been more frequent. In February, 1892, the Naronic, from Liverpool for New York; in the same month in 1896, the State of Georgia, from Aberdeen for Boston; in February, 1899, the Alleghany, from New York for Dover; and once more in February, 1902, the Huronian, from Liverpool for St. John’s—all disappeared without leaving a trace. Between February and May, the Grand Banks are most infested with ice, and collision therewith is’ the most likely explanation of the loss of these steamers, all well manned and in splendid trim, and meeting only the storms which scores of other ships have braved without a scathe.

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Chicago: Logan Marshall, "Dozens of Ships Perish," Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters, trans. Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859 in Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters Original Sources, accessed April 26, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRRPC1HUWDYCMEN.

MLA: Marshall, Logan. "Dozens of Ships Perish." Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters, translted by Macaulay, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Baron, 1800-1859, in Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters, Original Sources. 26 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRRPC1HUWDYCMEN.

Harvard: Marshall, L, 'Dozens of Ships Perish' in Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters, trans. . cited in 1909, Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters. Original Sources, retrieved 26 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CRRPC1HUWDYCMEN.