Point Arguello, CA Honda Point Disaster, Sep 1923
Reports indicated that all on the Cuba were saved except Captain C. J. HOLLAND, the purser, and eight members of the crew who were reported to have remained on board to guard a shipment of bullion. Sunday night it was reported the Cuba parted and sank. Whether the captain and his associates foresaw the end of their craft and paddled to San Miguel inland in an open boat, or whether they were caught unawares was an unanswered question.
The Cuba was bound from South America to San Francisco. Her wireless was crippled and had a calling radius of only one mile.
With a heavy sea running Monday, the tugs Partridge and Sansma are standing by the smashed and twisted wreckage of seven destroyers.
The destroyers of the flotilla which were not wrecked, have left for San Diego with part of the crews of the stranded crash while others have been sent by train. A guard of ten picked men has been left at the scene.
Until the high surge which is running has subsided, it will be impossible to do any salvage work.
The Fuller and Woodbury both are high on the rocks, the former listing 20 degrees to the starboard and the later 40 degrees to port. The Chauncey has lodged high up inside the rocks, but she has remained upright. The Young is on her beam and is three fourths submerged. The Delphy lies in a similar position, but she is broken in half. On the beach under the cliff the S.P. Lee is stranded with a 20 degree list to port. The Nicholas is broadside from the beach, listed 10 degrees to starboard.
Jap Quake Reaction.
Washington -- Theory was expressed Monday by high naval officials that a tidal wave or other seismic disturbance, reacting from the Japanese earthquake, caused the disaster to destroyer division 11 off California Sunday.
Appleton Post-Crescent Wisconsin 1923-09-10
Naval Fatalities From The Disaster.
RALPH KENNETH BUCHAN, Chief Pharmacist's Mate.
EARL DUNCAN, Seaman 2 Class.
EVERETT WILLIAM GRADY, Fireman 2 Class.
EARNEST CARL HARRISON, Fireman 1 Class.
ERNEST JONES, Cabin Cook.
EDWARD CLINTON KIRBY, Fireman 3 Class.
HENRY THOMPSON KIRK, Fireman 3 Class.
JAMES TIDWELL MARTIN, Seaman 1 Class.
WADE HAMPTON MORRIS, Seaman 2 Class.
GORDON JEROME OVERSHINER, Seaman 2 Class.
CLITUS ALLEN REDDOCH, Radioman 1 Class.
LEO FLOYD ROGERS, Seaman 2 Class.
CHARLES ALFRED SALZER, Coxswain.
HUGH WOODFAN SKIPPER, Seaman 2 Class.
JOSEPH JOHN SLIMAK, Seaman 2 Class.
MAX H. TAYLOR, Engineman 2 Class.
ENRIQUE TORRES, Cabin Steward.
VERN RUSSELL VAN SCHAACK, Fireman 2 Class.
JOHN YOUNG, Fireman 2 Class.
AUGUST ZAKRZEWSKI, Fireman 2 Class.
JAMES WHEATON CONWAY, Seaman 2 Class.
SOFRONIO DALIDA, Cabin Cook.
JAMES THOMAS PEARSON, Fireman 1 Class.
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