HC Deb 18 August 1919 vol 119 c1891

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has any information as to the accident, which was reported on Wednesday, the 13th August, to the American ship "Englewood"; what was the distance of the ship at the time of the accident from the nearest lifeboat station; what was the number of people on board; whether the wireless call to rush help was the means of bringing help either from land or sea; what was the condition of the sea and the weather; and what was the condition of visibility?


I have received some information regarding the casualty to the United States vessel "Englewood"; she is said to have been about ten miles from the nearest lifeboat station when the accident occurred, and to have had forty-eight persons on board. Her wireless call is said to have brought assistance from Harwich; the sea appears to have been smooth, the weather fine, and the visibility fair.