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The Wreck on the Andamans

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Author: Joseph Darvall
Published: 1845
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,684 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.4
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 777
Added to site: 2009.03.23 23757
Genres: Nautical, History

BeingA Narrative of the Very Remarkable Preservation,and Ultimate Deliverance, of the Soldiersand Seamen, Who Formed the Ships' Companies ofthe Runnymede and Briton troop-ships, bothWrecked on the morning of the 12th of November,1844, upon one of the Andaman Islands, inthe Bay of Bengal.

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etallic body. At 8 P. M. the soldiers and sailors could not stand at the pumps, but were obliged to bale out the water from between decks.

Tuesday, the 12th.--At the turn of the day the hurricane still continued, and the rudder was gone. At 1 A. M. they felt the ship strike, and gave themselves up for lost, expecting every moment to be engulphed in the depths of the ocean.

But it pleased Him, whom the winds and the sea obey,

"Who plants his footsteps in the sea, And rides upon the storm,"

to decree otherwise, and, at the moment of impending destruction, the ship and all her inmates were saved.

After a short time, it was discovered that the ship was thrown on a reef of rocks, and had bilged; and although the water entered her through the holes which the rocks had made, and filled her up to the lower beams, yet that it soon smothered, and, the bilge pieces keeping her upright, she lay comparatively quiet. But being fearful that she might beat over the reef into deep w



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