|SS Malabar (1858)|
|Owner:||P & O|
The passengers had embarked on Malabar when a gale from the northeast drove the vessel's stern on to a reef. The water began to rise in the ship's stern section and the captain opted to beach the ship in a sandy bay on the opposite side of the harbor. However, the sand turned out to be loose and almost like quicksand, and it was decided to give the order to abandon ship. There was no loss of life.
The passengers included James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and Jean-Baptiste Louis Gros, the British and French plenipotentiaries to China, and The Times journalist Thomas William Bowlby, who later published an account of the wreck.
References[edit | edit source]
- Mackenzie, Compton (1954). Realms of Silver. Routledge & Kegan Paul.
- Elgin, James Bruce (1872). Walrond, Theodore. ed. Letters and Journals of James, Eighth Earl of Elgin. John Murray. pp. 325–328. http://books.google.com/books?id=i5AMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA325.
- Bowlby, Ronald (18 June 2004). "A Times man in war-torn China". The Times. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/archive/article2304804.ece. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
- Bowlby, Thomas William; Bowlby, C.C. (1906). An Account of the Last Mission and Death of Thomas William Bowlby. Privately printed by C.C. Bowlby. p. 126. http://books.google.com/books?id=olwMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA126.
- "Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company / P&O Line". 25 June 2006. http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/lines/pando.html. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
|This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).|