Levi Lawson

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Levi Lawson - Two Me bulled and Six Wounded. Fated Accident...
Two Me bulled and Six Wounded. Fated Accident on board the Steam - frigate Fulton Tuesday afternoon, a 64 lb. gun burst onboard this steamer, while off the Hook, killing two persons instantly, and wounding six others very badly. The. names of the killed are Samuel Snowman, seaman, and Joseph Philbrook, ordinary seaman. The wotin led are, Russell Smith, carpenter's mate ; Joshua Wyinan, quarter gunner; Levi Lawson, Thomas Smith, lchard Bell, and John Cooper, seamen, all badly. The explosion did great damage to the fore part of the vessel, giving it the appearance of a perfect wreck. The starboard steam - chimney was blown down. She is now at the Navy Yard. The gun broke into outside of the carriage, and split in the breech the two parts of the breech taking different directions, one landed on the starboard starboard side (the gun was on the larboard) the other went forty feet aft, carrying away the dispensary dispensary and purser's store room, and iron stan - cheons, and then staving in both starboard steam chiinnies, which added to the horror of the scene, by filling the ship with steam. The spar deck is all knocked up. Lieut Strong was thrown fifteen feet in the air, falling on the hammock netting, without material injury. The utmost care was taken by Captain - Newton, Lieut. Chaton, (the first Lieut.,) and all the officers of the ship, to prevent an accident which the officers officers greatly feared. The officers kept the men back, placing themselves themselves between the gun and the men, and then fired the gun with a slow match, bijexamining the scene of the disaster, it is only astonishing that more were not killed, although there was not a man within thirty feet of the gun on its d charge. Kxprn:

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  1. The Evening Post,
  2. 07 Oct 1841, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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  • Levi Lawson

    dawnf – 25 Jun 2013

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