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A DISQUIETING DISCOVERY

ANXIETY AS TO THE SAFETY OF H.M.B. DART.

[Special to the Stab.]

WELLINGTON, June 25. The Government have received a telegram from Tom Bowling Bay, near the North Cape, that a small boat has gone ashore there bearing the name “H.M.S. Dart.” The boat contained provisions and life-buoys. Several life-buoys were subsequently discovered on the beach. The Dart left Auckland for Sydney a few days ago.

(Per United Peess Association.]

WELLINGTON, Juke 25,

The Government to-day received a message from Mongonui stating that a whaleboat had been found in Tom Bowling Bay, near the North Cape, containing carpenters’ tools, life-buoy, and provisions. The boat bears the name of H.M.S. Dart, and it is feared that some accident may have happened to her during the recent rough weather.

The Dart was recommissioned in March, and left Auckland on June 6 for Sydney. Her commission dates from March 16, about which time she received her complement of officers as follows Lieutenant-commander Fredericks; Lieutenants H. Gedge and Somerville; Sub-lieutenant Webb; Surgeon Dr M‘Nab: Engineer Mabb; Paymaster Sullivan. Her crew comprised forty-sir men.

Further intelligence from Mongonui states that, besides the Dart’s boat, a number of life-belts have been picked up scattered along the coast by the Maoris. The Government have sent instructions for a thorough search.

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A DISQUIETING DISCOVERY, Issue 7942, 25 June 1889

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A DISQUIETING DISCOVERY Issue 7942, 25 June 1889

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