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STEAMER TORPEDOED OFF I ANGLESEY. SUNK WITHOUT WARNING. I GERMAN SUBMARINE'S RAID NEAR AMLWCH. A German submarine, either U 12 or U 21 has appeared again in the Irish Sea. There she has sunk two British steamers, the "CajDibank," of Cardiff, a vessel of 3000 tons, and the small Irish oollier Downshire." The Cambanik," laden with oopper, etc., and bound from Ilueiva for Gars ton, was torpedoed without warning at eleven o'clock on Saturday morning, about five miles off Amlwch, Angle- sey. The third engineer and two men were killed and the den key man waa drowned. The remainder of the crew saved themselves in their own ba-at, and eventuaily were towed to Am- lwch Port, where they were taken charge of by the local agent of the Shipwrecked Mariners' So- ciety. 11116 vessel had just taken the Liverpool pilot on board and resumed her journey when she was torpedoed. The ooal steamer "Downshire," belon.ging to belongr ) Ilg to the East Downshire Steamship Company, was stopped off the Calf of Man about five o'oiock in the evening. The master, C-aptain Connor, and the crew were given five minutes to leave the vessel before it was sunk. The crew, in the ship's boats, landed at Dundrum, County Down The Downshire"- was a small steamer of 365 tons, and was buii.lt in 1898. The crew oi a vessel which docked at Liver- pool during Saturday stated that about a quar. tor to ten o'clock they spoke the "Cambank," who warned them that there was a submarine about. Both vessels were bound for Liverpool, but the Cambank" was much the slower oi the two, and while the faster boat reached port with- out incident, the Databank" met with dis- aster. Lloyd's agent at Holyhead etated that the cap- tain of the Liverpool pilot steamer reported hav- ing, at 11.15 on Saturday momiiLg, put a pilot atx»rd the Cambank." Fifteen minutes later she was torpedoed by a submarine, and sajik in twelve minutes. ENEMY CRAFT APPEARS OFF POINT LYNAS. HOW THE "CAMBANK" WAS SUNK. The "Cambank" loaded at Huelva, Spain, a cargo of about 4800 tons of pyrites and copper ingots, the latter consisting ot about 800 tons. She left Huelva a Aveek ago for Garston. Ex- pcriencing very heavy weartier in the Channel, she put into Falmouth, and later continued her voyage to Garston, and arrived oil Amlwch be- tween nine and ton o'oiock on Saturday morning, 'and, as usual with Liverpool-bound boats; took on a pilot, in this instance Pilot Pass, of the Mersey Dock and Harbour pilots, and then con- tinued her voyage to Garston. When about ten miles east of Point Lvnas, a submarine suddenly appeared about 306 yards distant, and instantly, without any challenge or warning, sent a torpedo at the Cambank." Both Captain Prescott, in command of the vessel, and Mr Pass, the pilot, saw tho periscope of the submarine, and a-Iiiiost simultaneously they siinv the trail of a torpedo approaohing them at a tcrn fic speed. The "Cambank's" helm was put hard o-vet at once, but .0110 answered but slowly, and practi- cally did not change her course to any extent, and the torpedo struck her plump amidships. A shattering explosion followed, a.nd tons of water were flung on the deck of the "Cambank," which immediately began to sink, and Captain Prescott promptly ordered the boats to be lowered. The.re were 25 men to be saved, but only 21 answered the last call, for three who were down below at the moment of the explosion were killed out- right. All the others got safely into the boat with cne exception, who, being excited in jumping from tho ship to tihu boat, missed the boat and sank immediately. EXPLOSION SEEN FROM THE SHORE. I The tremendous force of the explosion may be estimated from the fact that, though tho tragedy- occurred tiiirteeii and a half miloe away, people on the hills a liore distinctly heaad it. There are persons who actually saw the explosion rJid the sinking of the ship and gave the ajarm; and in this way the Bull Bay iifeboati was notified and hurried to the scene of the disaster, wlncro the crew of the "Cambank" was found rowing about, several of them. half naked, and all of ithem hungry, cold and wet. The Baull Bay lifeboat took them in tow, and later on a patroi boat came on th,c scene and took both in tow and landed them at Amlwch Port about throe o'clock. Here a great crowd was waiting to see the rescued men, who, however, were taken in charge by the. looal agent of the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society a-nd clothed and fed and warmed. This, it may be noted, was done by the society, al- though only one of the rescued men was a mem- ber of the society. The society, furthermore, gave each of the men a railway paee to his own town, for which they all left by the mail train. Tho crew was a mixed one, but it is to their credit that nothing in the shape of a panic de- veloped in their calamity. They all, of course, lost everything except what they had on at the tim-3 the ship was torpedoed. During the hour. from 3 till 7.40 the men rambled about the town surrounded by hundreds of the inhabitants, who evinced the greatest hos- pitality to them, and followed them to the station and gave them a cheering send-off. De- spite their nc.rA-e shaking experience the men Avcre in excellent heart. There wa-s a liner and a Norwegian steamer quite near the "Cambank" when the latter torpedoed, but the submarine took no notice or them, probably considering tihey wera too favt to be dealt with. There was also another steamer coming along, but apparently receiving a timely wa.rning, she turned tail and took re- fuge in Holyhead instead of continuing her couirse to Liverpool. The crew of the "Cambank" expressed the opinion that the loading of the vessel at Huelva was Avatched by many German spies, and that her destination and course were accurately ascer- tained before she left Huel va. ATTEMPT TO DODGE THE TORPEDO. I Pilot Pass, interviewed on his return home tc Egremont, said he was with, the captain and second mate on the Údige, is hen the second mate called out, "There is a aubnrarme's pcrijscopc. Immediately afterwards they saw the ripple of an approaching torpedo. They put the helm hard to port and tried desperately to clear, but there was no time. It was all over in a few seconds. The torpedo was firc-d at a distance of not more than 200 yards. It struck the vessel abaft the bridge, and the explosion blew out the funnej and caused tons of water to tumble on to the deck. It seemed as if the vessel was going down instantly, but M a inattor of fact the survivors had been in tho boat ten minutes before she disappeared beneath the waves. Mr Pass mentioned that one of the boats had already been swung out in readiness, since they hea.rd that there wa. a submarine in the neigh- bourhood, and the other boat was beiiig pre- pared when they were attached. They had not expected to see a submarine so short a distance from Point ^nas. The first mate had the utmost difficulty in es- caping from the cabin owing to the rush of Avater, and had a narrow escape of losing his life. The cargo of the steamer included some 300 tons of iron ore and 800 copper ingots. CREWS GRATITUDE TO AMLWCH I FOLK. Mr R. C. Baxter, Victor House, Llandudno, writes:— I was a fellow passenger on Saturday with the crew of the 'Cajnibatnik,' from Llandiudno Junction to Liverpool. The men were loud in thicur praises of the licqpiteility of tho Amlwoh folk, in succouring thean in their distress. One man, Joseph Bun bury, said he should not forget the kindiness shown him as long as he lived. They were anxious that the people of Amlwch should kmow of their gratitude.. It was, sir, a great pleasure to see how bravely these 'meal took their misfortunes, and the same spirit per- vadica them feat animates the whole nation. They are not daunted a.nd are ready again to follow their calling in spite of submarines. This same spirit will carry us through this terrible war at any oewt to a final and complete victory over all our enemies."


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