Transport: Epic Struggle

Over the North Atlantic last week raged the year's worst storm. Ships wallowed in gigantic waves whipped to fury by a 100-m.p.h. hurricane. When the storm subsided and the ships counted their dead 38 men were missing, drowned or crushed to death.

Lost with all hands was the French freighter Schiaffine 24, unreported since leaving Marseille last fortnight. Only clue to the fate of her crew of 21 was a lifebelt and parts of the ship washed up along the French coast.

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