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British naval vessel is shipwrecked on the Chinese coast with a very heavy loss of life

Shipwreck and Disaster at Sea, iconic image
11/04/1864
On the Chinese coast, near present-day Yantai, H.M.S. Racehorse, a Royal Navy dispatch-boat carrying messages from Shanghai, ran agound on the coast in heavy fog at around eight o'clock in the evening. A storm then struck and began to smash the vessel to pieces and through the night ninety-nine of the 108-man crew were drowned or died of exposure in the cold seas. (By John Osborne)     
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1864 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1865), 178-179. 

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