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CHAPTER 4 OF THE MendoZza NAUFRAGIES SERIES
The SS Naronic was a British steamboat built by shipyards
from Harland and Wolff in Belfast for the WHITE STAR LINE shipping company.
The SS NARONIC was launched on May 26, 1892, and was completed on July 11
of that same year. He left on his maiden voyage four days later, on the 15th of
July, sailing from Liverpool to New York.
After his first trip, the SS NARONIC made five more trips without incident,
before leaving on what would be his last trip on February 11, 1893
under the command of Captain William Roberts. The SS NARONIC set sail for Nueva
York with a crew of 50 people, plus 14 cattle breeders for
serve the main cargo of the ship, cattle, and 10 horse keepers.
After leaving the port of Liverpool, he stopped briefly at Lynas Point, Anglesey,
North Wales, to leave the pilot on the ground before heading towards the
West in rough seas.
The ship disappeared four years before the Marconi Company opened its
factory, this company was the one that produced the RIT TITANIC system so the
SS NARONIC did not have the telegraphy equipment to send signals from
Help. The only knowledge of the accident comes from two sources
The first information comes from the British ship SS COVENTRY that
He reported seeing two of the empty lifeboats of the SS NARONIC.
The first lifeboat, found at 2:00 am on March 4, was overturned,
and the second one was found at 2:00 pm, but it ended up being flooded.
The first one was found 19 miles from the place where RMS TITANIC, in
April 1912, would find a similar destination. The second source of information
there are four bottles with messages inside, recovered later, that claimed to have
been written while THE SS NARONIC was sinking.
The first two bottles were found in the United States, one on March 3 in
Bay Ridge (Brooklyn, New York), and the other in Ocean View (Virginia) on the 30th of
March. The third bottle was found in June 1893, in the Irish Channel
and the fourth was found on September 18 of the same year in the river
Mersey near the ship's starting point, in the port of Liverpool.
While the four messages specifically mentioned the wreck
from SS NARONIC, the second bottle found contained one more message
3:10 AM February 19. SS NARONIC on the high seas.
To anyone who finds this: inform our agents if they have not been
previously informed, that our ship is sinking rapidly under the
waves. It's a storm so strong that we can't survive in the little ones
lifeboats. One of them has already sunk with its human burden. I hope God
Let this survive. We hit an iceberg during a blinding
storm and we were afloat for two hours. It's 3:20 AM and this big ship
It is at water level. Report to agents on Broadway, New New York, M. Kersey & Company. Goodbye
to all. It was signed by "John Olsen, farmer." Without
However, there was no one with this name on the ship's passenger list; the
closest were the ranchers John O'Hara and John
Watson A similar situation exists with the
message of the first bottle found, which was signed by "L. Winsel", which
I wasn't on the list either. The messages of the other two bottles were not
signed. Because of this, the reliability of bottled messages such as
Genuine wills about the fate of the ship have been questioned in the
Court of investigation on the accident, not accepting these messages
as authentic. If the messages are correct, the ship
sank sometime after 03:20 a.m. on the 19th of
There are many doubts about what is officially known about the ship.
Why were only two lifeboats found? Well considering its length and
and tonnage, the Naronic should have had between eight and
Ten lifeboats on board. Why didn't all your ships deployed to
find more boats? The TITANIC RMS took almost the same amount of time in
sink and, although the boats only filled up to 65% of
capacity, managed to launch more than 17 boats. Also why were no bodies found
floating with life jackets? since Some of the victims of RMS TITANIC
They were found and identified up to 6 weeks after the sinking. What
step with life jackets? Marine life will not consume a vest
Lifeguard so fast. And finally, why was the
third boat floating empty? It's strange what the Court of Investigation
Research will rule out so quickly the possibility that the SS NARONIC hit an iceberg.
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