March 21st 1893
Telegram from Bremerhaven, Capt WILSON of the British steamer COVENTRY, arrived there, reports that on the 4th inst, at 2am, he passed a ship’s boat, drifting bottom upwards, at 2pm he passed another boat half filled with water and abandoned. The mast and the oars were tied together and drifting as a sea-anchor at the side of the boat. The latter with the name NARONIC appeared to have been abandoned not long previously.
The news caused a marked sensation at the Liverpool Exchange, the general conviction on finding the boats indicated too clearly the fate of the NARONIC. Yesterday the managing owners had received no further information than that in the telegram.
Shipmasters who have recently crossed the Atlantic report having passed large quantities of ice and it is feared the NARONIC came into contact with pack ice and was so damaged as to make her navigation impossible, even although she was so close to her port of destination. The boats were seen only a day’s sail from New York.
Mr J. C. FARRIE, Secretary of the Oceanic Steam Navigation Co, Liverpool, states the NARONIC is purely a cargo and cattle steamer, and besides her crew, the only persons on board are 17 cattlemen and attendants on the live stock.
William ROBERTS, Capt
George WRIGHT, 1st mate, Liverpool,
Herbert G. BURBRIDGE, 2nd mate, Seaforth
C. G. IRESON, 3rd mate, Seaforth
J. P. OWEN, Carpenter, Liverpool
Thomas DAVIES, Boatswain, Liverpool
Isaac MORRIS, Boatswain’s mate, Liverpool
AB Seamen, all of Liverpool
John DUNCAN, Chief engineer, Liverpool
R. T. LUCOCK, 2nd engineer, Bootle
E. F. PUGH, 3rd engineer, Bootle
John B. JOLLY, 4th engineer, Seaforth
F. W. MORGAN, Refrigerator man, Liverpool
John LEARY, Storekeeper, Liverpool
Daniel LYNCH, Liverpool
Michael KENNY, Bootle
Laurence BUTLER, Bootle
John WHELAN, John MURPHY, John M’DANOUGH, Gilbert HANNA, Thomas BULL, Greasers, all of Liverpool
Firemen, William PHELAN, Patrick BURKE, Patrick FINLAY, Alfred JONES, James MANLEY, David KEEFE, John CARR, Edward DALY, James BILLINGTON, Thomas MURPHY, all of Liverpool. Daniel CADOGAN, Thomas CUMMINGS, Bootle.
Trimmers, John CAIN, Isaac EVANS, John MADDEN,, Frank ROUTLEDGE, Hugh TIMULTY, Robert MAYOR, all of Liverpool.
Stewards, Isaac TAYLOR, James MORRIS, Arthur MARTIN, Alexander CARRY, all of Liverpool.
Cooks, William DUNN and Richard ROGER
Cattlemen, Patrick M’GINTY, John WATSON, Henry BERG, Thomas O’CONNOR, Joseph STAFFORD, Joseph SHANNON, William TOBIN, William BURKE, Joseph O’HARA, James M’KEE, James CAIN, all of Liverpool
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