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Date: 5 March 1917

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Big Passenger Stea[mer] Sunk, All Aboard Re[scued]

Royal Mail Agency at Buenos Ayres Announces Loss of the Drina, Carrying Cargo of Meat to England, Where Passengers and Crew Were Landed.

195 VESSELS, 503,412 TONS, SUNK SINCE FEB. 1.

Two steamships sunk were reported yesterday, making a total of 195, of which 2 were American, 56 of other neutrals, 115 British and 22 of other belligerents.

Vessel and Nationality. .....................Tonnage.
The DRINA, British............................11,483
The PRUDENZA, Italian.......................3,307
Tonnage reported yesterday...............14,790
Previously reported.........................488,622
Total since February 1.....................503,412
Daily average..................................15,731

[By Mexican Cable to the Herald.]

Buenos Ayres, Sunday, via Colon.

The Royal Mail Steamship Company’s agency here announces that the steamship Drina has been sunk.

The passengers and crew were rescued and landed in England.

The Drina left the Rio de la Plata on February 1. She had many passengers aboard, mostly English, but also some Argentinians
and others. She called at Rio Janeiro and Lisbon. Her cargo consisted mostly of meat. [...]


Source:
World War history: daily records and comments as appeared in American and foreign newspapers, -1926. New York, March 2. (New York, NY) 2 Mar. 1917, p. 119. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, www.loc.gov/item/2004540423/1917-03-02/ed-1/.

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