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VESSELS SUNK AT ANTWERP.

What can bo regarded as an official list of tho vessels sunk at Antwerp when the Germans captured that city has reached Sydney. The list gives no material facts, but is as follows : Steamers. —Almeria, Andrew Rickmcrs, Atto, Bellona, Christine Soil. Croatia, Delia, Delos, Elbing, Elisabeth Rickmers, Erika. Peronia. Ganolon. Gneisnan, Hanau, Hermes. HRpania, Hnberfels, Jade, Kalliopo, Kandelfcls, Lesbos, Dipsos, Portimao. Santa Fe, Schildturm, Sines, Sirius, Tasmania, Totmes, Ursula, Wartburg. Schooner.—Columbus. Barque.—Porim. —Some of tho Liners.— This list includes some notable ships of the German mercantile marine. The Almeida, for instance, is a Hamburg-Ameri-can Line vessel, while the Elbing, Hanau, and Tasmania belong to the Gcrman-Ans-tralian Line. Two of the ships—tho Atto (5.169 tons) and the Genalon (5.586 tons) — belong to the Roland Line. The Gneiscnau (8,135 tons), of the NorrdentscherLloyd fleet, is the largest vessel of the group. Tho Huborfcls (5,814 tons), the Kandelfcls (5,759 tons), tho Schildturm (5.107 tons), and tho Wartburg (4.295 tons) are Hansa liners. The Santa Fo (5,342 tons) flew the flag of the Hamburg-South American Line. The Totmes (7,130 tons) was launched this year for the Kosmos Line. -—(Treat Destruction of Steamers.— A Belgian war correspondent who was in Antwerp during the siege writes to the ‘ Nieuwe Rottcrdamsche Courant ’ that, before tho retreat, engineers were placed on board the German ships in harbor, and their engine rooms were totally destroyed by dynamite explosions. The tierman cargoes wore also destroyed. A telegram from Bremen, received at Amsterdam, states that among the German steamers which were sunk in the port of Antwerp before the fall of tho town wore 14 of Bremen registry, these including seven owned by the Neptun Company, two by tho Roland Line, one Norddeut-sehor-Lloyd boat, and four of the Hansa Company’s boats. Thirteen other steamers were of Hamburg registry. Those included one owned by the Ham burg-American Line, two by the Rickmers Company, three by tho Levant Line, four by the American-Aus-tralian Steamship Company, one by tho Hamburg-South American Line, and two by the Oldenburg Portuguese Company. Three other steamers destroyed were registered at Stettin, and two at Flensburg.

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VESSELS SUNK AT ANTWERP., Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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VESSELS SUNK AT ANTWERP. Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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