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American ship founders in the Bay of Biscay and is abandoned without loss of life

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
05/27/1860
The 673 ton ship R.M. Mills, built and registered in Augusta, Maine in 1854, got into difficulties in the Bay of Biscay during a voyage from Argossen in Scotland to Genoa in Italy.  Leaking badly, passing vessels took off the passengers and crew and the ship was abandoned.  Two days later, the American ship Scotia found her still afloat and transferred a crew to her. They then sailed the "lost" ship back to dock in London.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 451, 457.

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