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FOUNDERING OF THE BRITISH IRON SHIP SCINDK A heavy loss to the underwriters at Lloyd's, and the Marine Insurance Company to the extent of £ 100,000 by the foundering of the new iron ship Scinde has just been reported in the City. The Scinde was only launched last year from the yard of Messrs. Pile, Spence, and Co., of West Hartlepool, and left England for Kurrachee, with a cargo of railway iron, in the course of last October. For her return voyage she took on board a valuable cargo of coffee and other East Indian produce at Calicut, on the Malabar coast. She was dismasted in a hurricane on the 15th of May, and put into the Mauritius, where she was docked for a month and repaired. On the 5th of July she resumed her voyage to England, having on board Mr. Shank- land, vice-consul of the United States, and Mr. Hoare, passengers. On the 29th ult. the ship is reported to have sprung a leak, and at seven o'clock, after wash- ing the deck, the pumps were tried, and thirteen inches of water were found in her. The ship was then in lat. 46.30, long. 28.10—1,200 miles from the land. The pumps were kept going, and at 11.30 all hands were put to them, and remained until 2.30, when they left to get some dinner. On recommencing two feet five inches were found in the ship, and the water was fast increasing. It being thought that the leak was in the forepart of the ship, Captain Shrewsbury, the com- mander, got out the cargo stowed there, but it was ascertained that the leak was in the mainhold. As it was believed that the ship was fast settling down, sail was shortened, the ship got to windward, and the boats got ready. The long boat was stove getting her out, and at eight o'clock p.m. the vessel began to sink fast, and it is stated that there was only time to put a couple of bags of biscuit and a keg of water into the three boats. Captain Shrewsbury lowered his wife, two children, and two passengers from the spanker- boom end over the stern into a boat, the crew, num- bering twenty-four, getting into the other boat. All hands left the sinking ship at eleven o'clock, and by burning blue lights the Swedish barque Erica, Captain Nossen, from China to Liverpool, bore down to the boats, and took on, board the whole of their occupants, and landed them at Queenstown. The cause of the ship springing such an extensive leak is not explained, and it is conjectured that she must have experienced straining on her voyage out with her heavy cargo of railway iron,

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