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Vestris foundering

Lamport & Holt liner Vestris foundering shortly after leaving Hoboken November 9, 1928. 209 people were saved, 117 were lost. My sources blame the Captain for the great loss of life through refusing to send a distress-signal until she had developed a twenty degree list.
Why did she sink? She ran

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Amazing to have the presence of mind to take such an excellent shot at such a dramatic and worrying time, let alone keep the camera safe and dry afterwards. A wonderful record and thank you for sharing it.
 

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There are many sites on the web describing the disaster:

http://www.bluestarline.org/lamports/vestris_disaster_1.html
http://www.garemaritime.com/features/vestris/

Bruce C
 

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