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TRAWLER ENDEAVOR, Issue 15692, 5 January 1915
THE SEARCH. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright, HOBART, January 5. (Received January 5, at 9.50 a.m.) A boat which probably belonged to the missing trawler Endeavor has been picked up at Harlequin Point. Search for tho vessel is proceeding. INVERCARGILL, January 5. The Tutanekai returned to tho Bluff last night after an unsuccessful search for the missing trawler Endeavor. In the Federal House of Representatives tho other day the Minister of Trade and Customs made a statement in connection with tho missing trawler. ' He. explained that ha made the statement, in order that members might, know the exact facts of the case, and not i>e unnecessarily alarmed. The Endeavor was then eight or nine days overdue, and the position had become serious. The vessel had gone to Macquarie Island for the Meteorological Department to take- a party to relieve" the members of tho Mawson Expedition who had been left there. She was to have brought the others back. He hnd received a wireless message from Macquarie Island to the effect that the Endeavor left on December 3, but her departure was unobserved on account of tho fog at the time. It was understood that she was making for Hobart, which port, it was expected she would reach in under rive days. She had 90 tons of coal on board. The weather had since been very rough. Tho Minister added that' immediately lie knew the vessel was overdue lie consulted the Prime Minister and the head of the Naval Department, and they were arranging for a warship, which was now in Queensland, and which was fitted with wireless, to come down and search. It was thought better to have a vessel to engage in the search that, was fitted with wireless, in order that they could keep in touch with him. Tha Endeavor was notfitted with wireless. The question of so fitting her had been under consideration by previous Governments, but it had not been done. TJie matter- of sending out the Lady Loch, which belonged to the Victorian Government, had been spoken of, and he- had. had an interview with Captain Bolger on the subject. He had ascertained that the Lady Loch had not fivfficient coal-carrying capacity to engage in a search. Captain Bolger, of the Lady Loch, had informed him that morning that tho Endeavor was a well-found vessel. Tt was possible that she had met with an accident raid broken a. shaft, as very often occurred at sea- She might also have- run short of coal. However, slie had ridden out gales before. Captain Pym, who was in charge of th-e Endeavor, was an old hand, .and every etep was being taken to allay the anxiety of the relatives of those who were aboard the Endeavor. He understood that she- carried a staysail and a couple of trysails. Later in the day the Minister of Customs stated that the Federal Government had chartered ITuddart, Parker's steamer Wcrribee to go in search of the Endeavor. —Those, on Board.—. Following is a list of the men on board the Endeavor: — Director of Fisheries, Harald 0. Danncrig. Master, George W. C. Pym. Chief engineer, Angus Mackay. Second engineer, Stanley Ditcham. Third engineer (temporary), Charles Hoe. Mate. Joseph R. Burkett. Second mate and chief fisherman, Alfred Ackers. Chief cook and steward, A. Wythe. Assistant cook, H Kitching. Firemen—Alfred Holmes, Nils Rasmussen, J. Bvrne. Fishermen—H. A. Farrant, L. Olsen. George. Cooper, H. Samson. Ordinary 'seamen—Thomas Rice. J. W. Jackson ; mess room boy, T. Scott, Wireless operator from Macquarie Is!ai'<>, Harold Power. Biologist. f-. T. Harrison.
TRAWLER ENDEAVOR, Issue 15692, 5 January 1915
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