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On the lower River Thames in London, ten teenage naval cadets drown when their cutter overturns

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02/28/1865
Three cutters from the British naval training ship Worcester were rowing on the lower River Thames near Erith in Kent, when one of the 28 foot boats with twenty-two cadets aboard capsized in a slight squall.  Despite at the efforts of onlookers and the other boats, ten of the cadets, between the ages of thirteen and sixteen were drowned.   (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1865 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1866), 24-25.

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