THE SINKING OF THE HOUSATONIC.
AMERICAN COLOURS IN FULL PROMINENCE. '
Received February 5, 8.20 p.m.
LONDON, February 4.
The Housatonic was sunk in the Channel flying the American flag, and with the American colours prominent on her sides. The submarine gave the crew an hour to leave the ship. The Germans, before sinking, searched the Housatonic and carried off a quantity of soap.
WASHINGTON", February 4. - The Stat6 Department has received a message from the American Consul at Plymouth that the Housatonic was given full warning, and an opportunity afforded the crew to escape before ehe was torpedoed.
* The news relieved the tension in New York.
NEW TORE:, February 4.The Consul reports that the Housatonic's total crew of 37 were rescued by the submarineVwhich; Wed them 90 miles landwards. ' '
LONDON, February 4. The Housatonic was submarined off the Scillies. The crew were rescued by a.British, armed steamer.
NEAV YORK, Feb. 4. Kelief wasyfelt when it was learned that the steamer Housatonic's crew had been saved. It is not known whether she was warned or not. The United States Consul at Plymouth states that the Housatonic was warned.
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Wanganui Chronicle, Wanganui Chronicle, Volume LX, Issue 16892, 6 February 1917
THE SINKING OF THE HOUSATONIC. Wanganui Chronicle, Volume LX, Issue 16892, 6 February 1917
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