SHIPPING: The Tempest

Jammed aboard the U. S. liner President Harding when she cleared from Le Verdon, near Bordeaux, France on Oct.11 were 597 passengers (157 more than her capacity), 330 of them U. S. citizens. West of Ireland, Captain James E. Roberts turned to rescue the French tanker W. Emile Miguet, which radioed that it had been attacked by a submarine. On his way to her rescue he picked up 36 members of the crew of the British freighter Heronspool, which had also been torpedoed. He finally found the Miguet in flames, could see no sign of the crew, and...

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