National Affairs: Casualties

The Navy suffered two accidents.

The cruiser Seattle, bearing Admiral Coontz, Commander of the United States Fleet, went aground off Marrowstone Point in Puget Sound during a dense fog. Pulled off by tugs, she proceeded under her own power to the Puget Sound Navy Yard.

The U. S. S. Gopher, obsolete gunboat, and training ship of the Ninth Naval District, proceeding from Toledo up through the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, sank in a northwest gale in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. No lives were lost. She was a wooden ship, built in 1871,...

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