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1- LOSS OF A CARDIFF-LADEN I STEAMER. I BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY. In the Wreck Commissioner's Court at West-" I minster on Tuesday a Board of Trade inquiry into the circumstances attending the abandonment of the steamship Indus, of Dundee, was opeiied.Ilr. Maunseli Jones appeared for the Board of Trade, and Mr. Gibson, solicitor, for the owners and the officers of the Indus.-Il. appeared that the Indus was built of steel at Dundeo in the year 1384. at a. cost of £ 43,000. She was built under ¡ the superintendence of a Lloyd's surveyor,and had been in command of Air. Robert Leslie, who held a master's certificate, ever since she was launched, down to the date of her ins;>, on the 14th of the present month, fifteen miles distant from Port Isaac. She was insured on time policies for E35,000, ¡ with additional small policies. She left Cardiff on the 13th of November instant, v-dtli a cargo of 2,466 tons of coal, her destination being Teneriffe. She was in a seaworthy condition when she left, in charge of a duly-licensed Car- diff pilot, and her pumps were tested and found in good working order. Her crow numbered 29 hands all told, and there was one stowaway, who put in an appearance on deck when he found that the water was gaining in the hold. The pilot left the Indus L, I at half-past five o'clock, at Nash Foint. At that, time there was a strong westerly breeze, with n choppy sea. Lundy Island was passed at 10.30 p.m., and the chief officer (Peter Backhouse) took charge of the vessel when she was 40 miles east of Trevose Head, Cornwall. At that time it was found that there was water in the fore hold, and the chief officer himself got lowered into the well deck, and he found that water was rapidly rising between decks. The pumps were put to work, and at 2 a.m. on the 14th it was found that she was settling down by the stern. The master ordered the boats to be swung, and ti'l' crew and the stowaway got into them. Some half hour afterwards the crew, lying to in the boats, saw the Indus sink, going down by the stern. The engines were stopped before the vessel was aban- doned. and the pumps kept going as long as possible. The Indus sank in 25 or 30 fathoms of water. The crew being noticed from the shore next morning, a lifeboat put off, and landed them all safely at Port Isaac, on the Cornish Coast. The Beard of Trade require a full and searching inquiry into the construction of the vessel, which belonged to Messrs. David Bruce and Co., of Dundee, and the opinion of the court on the conduct of the officers responsible for the naviga- tion of the vessel.-A number of witnesses, in- cluding the master and the chief officer, were called and examined at considerable length, but the inquiry had not concluded when the court rose.

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