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LIVERPOOL VESSEL'S MASTB DRIVST* ■ HER jPECK^ There hare Just been landed Iα liverpool, after a terrible' experience,' the officers and crew of the Bhnddlan Castle, which left BaSry on" eepteniber"*7th- lasfc Ail went well until November Mth, when in lat. 40 S., long. 49 W., at tour a.m., the ship was * truck by a tornado, In which, all the' saUs were : 'blown iwaj.\ _ Musts aad yarde snapped off and crashed down oil the deck, going through the decks, and making apertures in the vessel. Through' these holes large quantities of water p6ured, until 1 there were seven feet of. water In the hold. 'All the pumpu had been broken by the falling masts, and tbe ship was in a slaking conJitlon. It was seen that there, was no hope of saving the vessel, and signals of distress were hoisted. For six days and nights the worn out, exhausted, and hopeless men looked for succour, but no help came, and they were ' resigning themselves to their fate when on the afternoon of November 24th, the Norwegian whaling steamer Bucentaur came''on the scene and rescued the men, who had only tbe clothes Jhey stood Bjj In. ./ ■ ' The 'Bhnddlan ' Castle was' abandoned a derelict, and ' i±e'' Bueentaur landed the shipwrecked men at' Bt. Georgia, where they remained, until Dec. 16, when they were conveyed to Monte Video, and them Joined the OrcrU Car' ttraepeot. "^

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TORNADO'S FEROCITY., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 62, 13 March 1909

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TORNADO'S FEROCITY. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 62, 13 March 1909

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