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

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.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Crime/Disasters
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