I have been doing alot of research on this incident and his history. My family's legend is that an uncle ?? Charles said that there were about 70 Assyrians aboard and that only 8 survived the disaster. I am putting together family history info on the Aldige's. [CDATA[ Michael O'Neill, 33. my great, great, great grandfather was a passenger on this ship, does anyone know where I can find the passenger list/ships manifest of passengers? Discussions with the survivors revealed many strange stories concerning the collision of the two ships. I was pretty certain my great great uncle was on this ship but I wanted to find supporting evidence. In dense fog, she kept blowing her foghorn every minute. DS, 39. Her name was Grace Marshall and they were going to Europe to meet family and inlaws. He also intended to visit his parents in Ireland. "La Bourgogne"- by Pascal Kainic - A Titanic before the Titanic ? She was a 7,395 gross ton vessel, 494.4 feet (150.7 m) long and with a beam of 52.2 feet (15.9 m). 210 US 95 George Deslions vs. La Compagnie Generale Transatlantique, Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Ships of the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, Société Nouvelle des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, Compagnie Generale Transatlantique (French Line), http://openjurist.org/210/us/95/george-deslions-v-la-compagnie-generale-transatlantique, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/SS_La_Bourgogne?oldid=4542375, Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls. Terry Good, 16. The passengers lost everything they had on board luggage, money and property; a diamonds merchant lost more than $10.000 and other rich passengers going to Paris for purchasing good or for pleasure. My great-grandmother, Melvina Salza and her young daughter died on LaBourgogne shipwreck. Seeking passenger list of SS La Bourgogne arriving in New York Joseph Faltin Oct 4, 2020 7:01 PM I am looking for a passenger list for the April 1, 1895 arrival of the SS La Bourgogne in New York. Surviving crew members required police protection upon their arrival in New York.[4]. It soon was apparent that there had been considerable foul play and that the crew of the French ship had breached all discipline and regulations by forcibly and brutally taking possession of available life-boats and rafts to the exclusion of most passengers. I found it in a garret, in the house of my grand-father, who was the captain of several sail ships of french merchant marine, in the years 1897-1905. Reliable evidence attested that ignorant, undisciplined, and unfeeling crewmen had taken possession of the ship’s life-boats and rafts, to the exclusion of the passenger’s rights. He now thinks that if the French company had immediately sent out a vessel from Halifax upon receipt of the news, some of the unfortunates might have been rescued alive. [CDATA[ Details relating to the disaster and the ship involved were later reconstructed. // ]]> Although the Cromartyshire had her bow ripped off, she somehow remained afloat, but lost sight of the colliding vessel. Madz, 26. Patricia Pinner, 32. My Great Great Grandfather was on the La Bourgogne when it went down. ... 1933 USA SS San Blas Paqueboat United Fruit UFC Cover To Boston MA. Mr. Brown/Herr Braun ?? All were taken aboard the Cromartyshire, and it was learned that La Bourgogne had gone to the bottom about forty minutes after the collision. })(); However, it did appear that Captain Deloncle and fifteen of eighteen officers had remained at their posts and had gone down with the French vessel. Reports circulated that the crew had refused to aid passengers in the water, to the point of stabbing them. On 4 July 1898 she was sunk in collision in dense fog with the British sailing ship Cromartyshire off Sable Island. Subsequently, it appeared, the whole matter was white-washed, and responsibility for the alleged brutality was attributed to a dozen or so foreign sailors who had been traveling on the French ship in steerage. google_ad_type = "text_image"; Google+, © 2007-2020 oceantreasures.orgAll Rights Reserved. On July 3, 1898, at the height of the Spanish-American War, La Bourgogne left New York City for what would be the last time. SS La Bourgogne was a French ocean liner, which sank in a collision July 1898, with the loss of 549 lives. Glenn Dandoy, 30. Undeated! Nobody has ever attempted to locate La Bourgogne... Are you interested ??? My Great Uncle - the artist De Scott Evans - and his three daughters were drowned in the shipwreck.