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In the English Channel, a passenger ship is rammed and sinks with the loss of thirteen lives.

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08/21/1866

In the English Channel, the 506-ton coastal passenger steamer Bruiser was sailing from Hull to London with 110 passengers and 18 crewmen when the 500-ton Sunderland bound collier Haswell rammed her amidships around three o'clock in the morning. The Bruiser sank as soon as the Haswell backed away and ten of her passengers and three crewmen were killed or drowned.  In calm seas the Haswell lowered her three boats and along with other vessels picked up the survivors. The first mate of the Bruiser later faced trial for negligent homicide. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Chronicle," The Annual Register: A Review of Public Events at Home and Abroard for the Year 1866 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1867), 115-120.

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