Transport: Cruise

Month ago, the Cunard White Star liner Laurentic suffered a minor collision as she left England on a Mediterranean cruise, had to transfer her passengers to the Doric of the same line. Last week, this 16,484-ton vessel was churning blithely back from Gibraltar in a woolly fog 36 miles off Portugal. Since it was 3:15 a. m., most of her crew and passengers were asleep. Suddenly, they were jolted wide awake as the squat French freighter Formigny plowed into the Doric, dealt her an 18-ft. gash at the waterline below the bridge. Speedily, Captain Grieg issued an SOS, ordered his 520...

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