Fire aboard the "Californian"

Daily Telegraph

A telegram from Vera Cruz reports that the Leyland liner "Californian"took fire in that port and that the outbreak was not extinguished untilmuch damage had been done to the cargo by fire and water.
The fireoriginated in holds number four and five. The "Californian," whose namefigured prominently in the "Titanic" Inquiry, was bound from Liverpooland Glasgow for Tampico and had called at Kingston, Progreso, andPuerto Mexico, at which last-named port she may be expected to haveshipped a considerable quantity of cargo from the Pacific coast.
She is a vessel of 6,223 tons, built in 1902, and is not insured in the market.


Senan Molony


Encyclopedia Titanica (2005) Fire aboard the "Californian" (Daily Telegraph, Thursday 3rd July 1913, ref: #4337, published 11 January 2005, generated 16th April 2021 06:38:55 PM); URL :