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A FLOATING TOMB.

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A FLOATING TOMB. in Brayley, of Messrs. Teighe and Smith's ndiaman "Gresham," which vessel arrived at I on Thursday from Hongkong and the Cape Hope, reports having sighted on the 27th of inlat. 47 14 N. and long. 18 14 W., at some to windward of his ship, a vessel apparently d and very deep in the water. Captain Brayley ilis vessel up towards the wreck, and on near- nched one of his boats and proceeded on board. )und to be a large vessel waterlogged, and evi- E the old build. There was no living person cl. Her decks had been swept by some oussea, which had carried away bulwarks fore boats, deck-houses, and one cathead with its The broken part of the chain cable lay amid- the vessel's deck, and on the top of a beap of omposed of broken spars, the ship's capstan, and other gear. Underneath this wreck- re lying, jammed on the broken deck weight, three human bodies, frightfully d. One body was apparently that of a ship's the other those of two seamen. Captain supposes these men to have formed part of Is watch when she was struck by the sea. he bodies lay the deck had been torn up by )olts which held boats' fastenings to the deck >s, and which had been dragged out by the ten carried away by the sea. Through the in this torn planking projected parts of the two more of the crew, the limbs jammed in the broken planking. These had no deck on, and are therefore supposed to have formed ;he crew below. No other bodies could be The ship's stern was carried away and part ,rgo-timber in deals and balks—washed out. 'sprit, with all the head gear and cathead, e. On the other cathead hung its anchor, greater part of the chain cable run out and down in a long bight from the hawsepipe. and mizen masts were carried away about a m the trestle-trees. The maintopmast was tway near the mainmast head, and no yards I aloft but the fore and main lower. The sai id been blown out of the bolt-ropes and flut- 1m the mainvard. The maintop was covered geeurely as possible with canvas, and here lently been the last refuge of the survivors catastrophe had taken place below. B-gsof the ship's ensign, a compass, a chronometer, sr's axe, saw, and tin were found, but there was of food or water. In the chronometer case was rate "paper, which stated the instrument to sn ruied by W. J. Cox," at Plymouth, on the ril, 1965. The maker's name on the chronometer I," olLombard-street, London. Thechromome- full of salt water, and had stopped at 40 minutes e. A further search among the wreckage on en deck by Captain Brayley and his men, .ving the maintop, led to the discovery of a ichkadon it the name of "Jane Lowden." Bmyley took the chronometer away with :om the wreck, but left all the other on board, removing them down, however, the maintop to the vessel's deck, and away the remains of the mainsail, looked so like a signal for assistance to ships. There was no evidence either of the >r death of the men who had endeavoured to 3mporary place of security in the mast-head of sr-logged and disabled ship. They may cer- ave been rescued, previous to the wreck being a with, by some passing vessel; but this is probable, looking at the fact that the chro- bags of clothing, &c., remained in the top. .iJ far more likely that they all perished on leir own ship.

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