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0390003754

Loss of iron paddle-steamer troop ship 'Birkenhead' off Simon's Bay South Africa 26 February 1852. Commanding officer, Colonel Seton, gave the order Women and children first. Men stood on deck awaiting their fate. Of 638 on board 184 were saved by the boats. The vessel going down. Wood engraving.

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Loss of iron paddle-steamer troop ship 'Birkenhead' off Simon's Bay South Africa 26 February 1852.  Commanding officer, Colonel Seton, gave the order Women and children first.  Men stood on deck awaiting their fate. Of 638 on board 184 were saved by the boats. The vessel going down. Wood engraving.