HC Deb 29 June 1914 vol 64 c11

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he had any information to give the House with regard to the Anchor liner "California" that went ashore on Tory Island?


I regret to state that the Anchor liner "California" ran on the rocks last night in a fog at Tory Island off the coast of Donegal. Seven hundred passengers were taken off by the Donaldson liner "Cassandra," and another steamer took off 300 more. Four torpedo-boat destroyers, hearing by wireless, left Lough Swilly and gave great assistance in transferring the passengers. The vessel is likely to get off. The crew are aboard, and the warships are standing by them. The information up to the moment is that no lives have been lost.