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Hearts of Oak

SS Amazon


Destruction of the Steamship by Fire with Great Loss of Life


Statements Plymouth - 17th January 1852


An effort was made

“from each individual additional intelligence regarding this awful accident, and particular enquiry was instituted relative to the position and condition of the remaining boats.”

“Some difficulty has been experienced herein from the fact of the crew being strangers to the ship,

and also from the deficiency of knowledge about the boats by the engineers and

others whose duty was confined to the machinery”.


Lieutenant Grylls


Rev W Blood, Mr Kilkelly & Senhor Juan de Cima


William Angus


Isaac Roberts


Angus McInnes, Michael Fox, George Webb, Henry Wright & Richard Harris




Raymond Forward