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LINER DAMAGED

ATLANTIC TIDAL WAVES

INJURIES TO PERSONNEL

MONTBEAL, January 28.

It was learned on the arrival at St. John '.(JStew Brunswick)' today of the liner Duchess of York that three mountainous tidal waves, believed to be the result of a submarine earthquake in mid-Atlantic, descended successively on the vessel last Tuesday, smashing gear and injuring'2s of the crew and three passengers. ' • •

The tidal waves were followed by a hurricane, during which passengers were ordered to remain in their state rooms, Towering waves descended, over the bridge and buffeted the vessel like a straw. ;

While treating a seaman with a broken rib, the surgeon, Dr. Morton, received a fractured arm. Another seaman is believed to have a fractured skull.1 The remaining injured men were treate,d by the surgeon, despite his own injury. .-•■•- ■.. ■• . '■'■.-•

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LINER DAMAGED, Evening Post, Volume CXVII, Issue 25, 30 January 1934

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LINER DAMAGED Evening Post, Volume CXVII, Issue 25, 30 January 1934

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