Relief Not Sunk c. 11/25/1908

Limps into Southern Luzon Port with Damage From Severe Typhoon Nov. 18.

Manila, Nov. 25 – Admiral Sperry today received a telegram from the

USS Relief via

hospital ship Relief, five days overdue at Guam, for which port she sailed from this harbor Nov. 15. The message came by the way of Sorsogon in southern Luzon, and stated that the ship was badly damaged by a typhoon which was encountered on Nov. 18, during which the engines were disabled. Fire broke out on the Relief, but was promptly gotten under control, the crew of the ship showing splendid discipline.

The Relief is now proceeding to Manila under her own steam, repairs to her engines having made by the crew. The news confirms the fears that were entertained here that the Relief had met with disaster, as she did not arrive on at Guam on time.

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