VANDERBILTS ESCAPE WRECK ON THE FRANCE

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Liners Near Collision in Heavy Mist; Passengers Thrown About Decks

     New York,  March 22---Mr. and Mrs. Alfred G. Vanderbilt were among the passengers on the French liner France, which reached this port today from Havre.  The France had a narrow escape from collision with the Campanello on the second day of the voyage.

     The Campanello, in a heavy mist, suddenly changed her course across the bow of the big liner.  As the latter swerved to avoid collision, passengers were thrown about their cabins and the decks.

     Mrs. Vanderbilt explained that she had left the baby at their country estate in Richmond, Surrey, because the trip was purely a business one, which would not last ten days.

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Relates to Place:

London, England
New York City, New York, United States
Richmond, Surrey, England

Relates to Ship:

Campanello

Acknowledgements

Thomas E. Golembiewski

Citation

Encyclopedia Titanica (2011) VANDERBILTS ESCAPE WRECK ON THE FRANCE (Chicago Examiner, Sunday 23rd March 1913, ref: #13455, published 9 August 2011, generated 20th June 2021 06:20:27 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/vanderbilts-escape-wreck-on-the-france.html