|Document No 4795: BURNING OF THE R.Y.S. SCHOONER "TITANIA" AT COWES|
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EDITION : 1851
DATE : 15 May 1852
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DESTRUCTION OF THE R.Y.S. SCHOONER "TITANIA"
In our Journal of last week we announced the destruction by fire of this handsome schooner, on Wednesday night, the 5th May, at her winter quarters, or rather where she had been placed since her return from the Mediterranean for the purpose of being refitted. At the time of this lamentable accident, the Titania was in complete order and, with the exception of the sails which were not bent,she was ready for sea.
Her owner, Mr. R Stephenson, M.P.,was expected the same evening. The fire originated in the cabin. There was no watch, nor any of the crew,out of eighteen persons, on board when the fire was discovered. The flames appears to have been first observed by some of the yachts' crews in the neighbourhood, a little before ten o'clock; and then the alarm reaching Cowes,the town engine, as well as that from the dock,were dispatched to the conflagration. At half-past ten the fire defied all efforts to extinguish it. Nothing now remains of her but her iron shell and her bowsprit figure head...NOTES AMERICA-SCOOP :
|BATEAUX : TITANIA|