Wild panic reported in August 1912 emergency

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The Corsican's Injuries

As announced in the later editions of the Times of yesterday, the Allan liner Corsican struck an iceberg at 4pm on Monday (August 12, 1912). The vessel was at the time about 120 miles east of Belle Isle, and was proceeding slowly. The stem of the Corsican above the waterline was injured, but no serious damage was done and the ship is continuing her voyage to Liverpool.

(The Times, August 14, 1912, p.4)


Liner strikes an iceberg

Italians jump into the boats

The Allan liner Corsican has arrived in the Mersey with her bows smashed in as a result of a collision with an iceberg near Belle Isle on the 12th inst...
A hundred tons of ice were shipped, and Italian Dagoes, seized with panic, grabbed their money and jumped into the boats.
Mr Stevens added that if they had taken to the boats there would have been no chance of being picked up, for the fog bank was 100 miles wide.
On Tuesday the passengers presented Capt. Cook with an address, a gold watch, and a purse of sovereigns, in recognition of the skill and care with which he had handled the vessel during the emergency.

(Irish Weekly Independent, Saturday August 24, 1912)

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Senan Molony - image from 'The Sphere', September 7, 1912.


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