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THE V.M.C.A. STEAMER.

ORONSA SINKS IN TEN MINUTES (Received 12.30 p.m.) LONDON, April 30. The captain of the Oronsa, interviewed, said that when on the bridge he felt a. bump, and realised that the ship had been torpedoed. He ordered the boats to be lowered. There no panic, all being cool. The Oronsa sank in ten minutes. The submarine was invisible. Several members of the Y.M.CA. party said that if they could return to America they would stir up the country againsS the cowardly Germans.— (A. and N.Z.), FORMER WELLINGTON SECRETARY. SYDNEY, April 30. The Mr Harry Holmes mentioned in the loss of the V.M.C.A. steamer was formerly general secretary of tha V.M.C.A. in Wellington. Latest messages indicate that this steamer was identical with the Oronsa. — (A. and N.Z. Cable.)

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THE V.M.C.A. STEAMER., Auckland Star, Volume XLIX, Issue 103, 1 May 1918

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THE V.M.C.A. STEAMER. Auckland Star, Volume XLIX, Issue 103, 1 May 1918

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