The Volturno Ship Disaster - October 1913

The Volturno Ship Disaster - October 1913

The Philadelphia Inquirer

submitted by Arnold Graboyes   © 2001 by Jan Daamen


  Bearing about thristy-six survivors of the ill-fated Volturno, the steamship Seydlitz was reported yesterday about 900 miles east of Breakwater bound for this port, and at the same time a telegram from Commissioner General of Immigration Caminetti instructed United States Commissioner Rodgers at this port to aid the survivors in every way possible.
  The telegram from the Commissioner General stated that the Seydlitz was due here about Wednesday, but according to Commissioner Rodgers yesterday afternoon the vessel cannot possibly reach port before Friday at the earliest.  She carries 560 regular passengers.  The telegram was as follows:
  "Steamship Seydlitz due your port Wednesday, carrying survivors Volturno disaster.  In your discretion detailed examination of survivors may be waived.  Facilitate their landing and render all possible assistance. (Signed) "CAMINETTI, Commissioner General."

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