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 until much damage had been done to the cargo by fire and water.
The fire originated in holds number four and five. The "Californian," whose name figured prominently in the "Titanic" Inquiry, was bound from Liverpool and Glasgow for Tampico and had called at Kingston, Progreso, and Puerto Mexico, at which last-named port she may be expected to have shipped 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

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