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DRAMA ON A RAFT

A graphic .-t-ory of the sufferings of sot no of dm survivor? of the Hawke, which was .sunk by a (torman torpedo. was told by Seaman Henry Joseph (Jeeves •

Ids return to bis home nl Peterborough, The .steam derricks had been rendered useless. I )].;> boilers having exploded . killing everybody below. When the ord ii- 'ran given to abandon the .‘•■hi]) Grooves. fully clothed. with the exception of liis juniper, (lived over the side with 100 others, and the TTa.vrke disappealed 10 minutes after being struck. (Jeeves swam about, and eventually got on to a 17ft. square raft along with 40 others. They drifted, and by sunset 26 on lit? vat’, bad perished through void and exposure. Paring the night the survivors kept, themselves warm by dinging to on 6 another, and to cheer themselves sang ‘ It's a. Long Way to Tipperary.' At daybreak only seven were, alive, and Geeves's companion, a- roan of 15 stone, lost ins reason and dragged h)'l4M!tff the raft- into the sea. He regained the raft, pulling hi~, incite on. for, lie said. “I could not let him go a fie- he had lo pt me waim all night." Within two minutes the stricken man foil oil', and never rose again. After being on the raft for 23 hours without food "or tlj ink. .'uwl when nearly exhausted, they n:uv destroyer* This gave them courage. They dieeied. and soon afterwards were safely aboard the destroyer Christopher. j

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DRAMA ON A RAFT, Evening Star, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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DRAMA ON A RAFT Evening Star, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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