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Hundreds of passengers and crew have a lucky escape when their steamship burns in the Atlantic

Passengers and crew evacuating the S.S. Glasgow burning at sea, July 31, 1865, artist's impression
07/31/1865
Soon after the 1696-ton steamer Glasgow left New York on a journey to its home port of Liverpool, a fire broke out in the cotton stored in the hold.  Several hours of firefighting were fruitless and the vessel was abandoned.  All the 69-man crew and 225 passengers were safely evacuated to the bark Rosamund which was nearby and only firefighting injuries were reported.  The Glasgow burned to the waterline and sank.  (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), 109-111.
 
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