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VESSELS SUNK AT ANTWERP

What can be regarded as an official list of the 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 Rickmers-, Atto, Bollona, Christine Sell, Croatia, Delia, Delos, Elbiiig, Elisabeth, Rickmers, Krika, Eeronia, Gar.clou, Gneisnau. Hanau, Hermes, Hispania, Huberfels, Jade, _ KaJliope, Kandotels, Lesbos, Lipsos, Portimao, Santa Fe, Sshildturm, Sines, Sirius, Tasmania, Totmes, Ursula, and Waxtburg. Schooner.—Columbus. Barque.—rerun. —Some of the Liners.— This list includes some notable sliipe of the German mercantile marine. The Almeria, for instance, is a Hamburg-Ameri-can Line vessel, whilo the EJbing, Hanau, and Tasmania belong to the GermanAustralian Line. Two of tho ships—th-a Atto (5,169 tons) and tho Genalon (5.586 tons) —belong to the Roland Line. Tho Gneisenau (8.185 tons), of the Nord-deutscher-Lloyd fleet, is tho largest vessel of the group. The Huberfels (5,814 tons), the Kandelfels (5,739 tons), tho Sohildturm (5,107 tons), and the Wartburg (4,295 tons) ana Hansa liners. The Santa Fo (5,342 tons) flew the flag of the HamburgSouth American Line. Tho Totmes (7,100 tons) was launched this year for the Kasmos Line. —Great Destruction of Steamers.— A Belgian war correspondent, who was in Antwerp during the siege, writes to the ' Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant * that, before tho retreat, engineers were placed on boaird the German ships in harbor, and their engine rooms were totally destroyed by dynamite explosions. The German cargoes were also destroyed. A telegram from Bremen, received at Amsterdam, states that, among the German steamers wliich wore sunk in the port of Antwerp before tho fall of tho town wore 14 of Bremen registry, theso includ ing seven owned by the Nepttm Company, two by tho Roland Line, oneNorddeutcherLloyd boat, and four of the Hansa Company's boats. Thirteen other steamers were of Hamburg registry. These included one owned by the Hamburg-American Line, two by the Rickmers Company, three by the Levant Line, four by tho American-Australian Steamship Company, .one by the HamburgSouth American Line, and two by the Oldenburg Portuguese Company. Three other steamers destroyed were registered at Stettin, and two at Fkhsburg.

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VESSELS SUNK AT ANTWERP, Evening Star, Issue 15683, 23 December 1914

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VESSELS SUNK AT ANTWERP Evening Star, Issue 15683, 23 December 1914

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