Friday, December 27, 2013

Overdue Ship Hyderabad -- December 27, 2013

From the 11-June-1899 San Francisco Call. William A Coulter did many maritime drawings for the newspaper. Click on the image for a larger view.  Hyderabad reached San Francisco on the afternoon of the 11th after a troubled passage.  More about that next month.   

The British ship Hyderabad is now out 106 days from Newcastle, Australia. She sailed on February 24 with a cargo of Cooperative coal for San Franciso and has not been heard from since. Soon after she salled a terrific storm devastated the coast of Queensland, and the Hyderabad may have been caught in it and disabled.  She is a slow boat, and as it is a long time since she was docked and the prevailing winds have been light, the chances are her delay is due to these circumstances.

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