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Portuguese warship sinks in a storm on the Indian Ocean

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The Portuguese warship Mondejo, a brig with a crew of a hundred, foundered and was lost in a storm in the Sunda Straight off the island of Java in the Indian Ocean. She was returning to Europe from China.  The American merchant ship Uriel went to assist the Mondejo and was able to rescue, with great difficulty, 56 of the crew before the warship sank.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1860 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1861), 12. 


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