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JUST MISSED TITANIC'S FATE: TEUTONIC VEERS OFF ICEBERG

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The fog was so think that even at that small diistance the berg could scarely be sitinguished. It was so close that there was ddanger that the propller of the ship would strike it as the vessel went around.

JUST MISSED TITANIC'S FATE:

TEUTONIC VEERS OFF ICEBRG

By Quick Reversal of Engines and with Helm Hard Aport Liner Grazes Huge Mountain of Ice

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[By Cable to the Chicago Tribune]

Liverpool, Oct. 27--The White Star liner Teutonic, which arrived here today from Montreal, had a narrow escape from meeting the same fate as the Titanic when it ran so close to an iceberg 172 miles east of Belle Isle, off Newfoundland coast, that it was prevented from crashing into it only by reversing its engines and putting the helm hard aport. The liner passed within twenty feet of the iceberg.

The fog was so think that even at that small distance the berg could scarcely be distinguished. It was so close that there was danger that the propeller of the ship would strike it as the vessel went around.

The passengers were not aware of their peril until it had been averted. They signed a testimonial to the captain and his officers expressing their gratitude and admiration for the care and skilll displayed by them.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2007) JUST MISSED TITANIC'S FATE: TEUTONIC VEERS OFF ICEBERG (Chicago Tribune, Tuesday 28th October 1913, ref: #5494, published 28 February 2007, generated 26th January 2022 06:09:26 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/just-missed-titanics-fate-teutonic-veers-off-iceberg.html