HC Deb 08 March 1920 vol 126 c948W

asked the Postmaster-General if, in view of the anxiety that was caused to the relatives of passengers and crew on the liner "Bohemian" by the telegraphic report that 184 persons on board had been drowned, he will endeavour to find out who was responsible for the dissemination of the report, with a view to preventing a repetition of similar unfounded alarms?


I understand that the report was received by Reuter s from their correspondent in New York, and that an error, "drowned" for "grounded," occurred in the course of its telephonic transmission by the sender to the Western Union Telegraph Company's Office in New York.