General Rawlinson, The

DESCRIPTION: General Rawlinson leaves Marystown and docks at New Harbour. In a gale "the vessel struck the rocks" and sinks but the crew get to shore. They spend three weeks on meager rations waiting to be taken home.
AUTHOR: Ben Doucey
EARLIEST DATE: 1977 (Lehr/Best)
KEYWORDS: sea ship storm wreck
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Jan 7, 1922 - General Rawlinson, docked at Oporto, Portugal, collides with the dock fin anchor and sinks. (Lehr/Best, Northern Shipwrecks Database)
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lehr/Best 40, "The General Rawlinson" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: I assume New Harbour, on the return trip, is in Portugal rather than the New Harbour not far from St John's. - BS
I assume the General Rawlinson was named for Henry Seymour Rawlinson (1864-1925), commander of the British Fourth Army in World War I. This presumably makes it a fairly new ship in 1922; perhaps the crew was inexperienced? - RBW
File: LdBe040

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