Run Over by a Steamer

Found July 1904, floating off Stavanger, Norway.

On a piece of bark:

Borregaard — I can tell you she is sinking between England and the Orkney Islands. We were run over by a steamer. This is the last I can inform you.

The Norwegian steamer Borregaard was sailing from Fleetwood to Sarpsborg, and was last seen off Dunnet Head in Caithness. No other trace of the ship or its 13 crew was ever found.

[Nottingham Evening Post, 30 July 1904]

Author: Paul Brown

Writes about football, history, true adventure. The Guardian, Four Four Two, When Saturday Comes, The Blizzard, Longreads, Deadspin, etc. Latest book: The Ruhleben Football Association. Twitter: @paulbrownUK

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