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TRAING SHIP FIRE.

THREE HUNDRED BOYS ON

BOARD.

ALL CET AWAY SAFELY.

(Per Press Association—Copyright.)

LONDON, March 12

The Wellesley training ship, which caught fire yesterday, was formerly the Boscawen. She was launched in 1844; \ :■:..■ .. " ' '■ .-. -Three hundred boys in the schoolroom learned of the danger through the firebell summoning vessels in the river :for help; and quickly left the class-rooms. The elder boys manned the pumps, and the younger were marshalled on the upper deck ready to lower the boats. Smoke was penetrating the decks. Some lads had to face suffocating smoke. They were reluctant to leave the pumps, but the officers compelled them to do so.

Tliere were numerous plucky incidents, A boy ran to ,the .captain's quarters,. picked- up a, baby, and carried it up on 1 deck. Four boys in the carpenter's shop were imprisoned, but rescuers cut a hole in the woodwork and the boys crawled out. ' The ship burned to the water's edge

and sank

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TRAING SHIP FIRE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8817, 13 March 1914

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TRAING SHIP FIRE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8817, 13 March 1914

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