• Short Summary

    THE ROWING BOAT "PUFFIN", IN WHICH TWO BRITISH JOURNALISTS DISAPPEARED WHILE TRYING TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC EARLIER THIS YEAR, ARRIVED IN LISBON YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ON BOARD THE CANADIAN DESTROYER ESCORT, "CHAUDIERE."
    THE 15-FOOT "PUFFIN" WAS LASHED TO THE DESTROYER'S DECK.

  • Description

    THE ROWING BOAT "PUFFIN", IN WHICH TWO BRITISH JOURNALISTS DISAPPEARED WHILE TRYING TO CROSS THE ATLANTIC EARLIER THIS YEAR, ARRIVED IN LISBON YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ON BOARD THE CANADIAN DESTROYER ESCORT, "CHAUDIERE."
    THE 15-FOOT "PUFFIN" WAS LASHED TO THE DESTROYER'S DECK. THE ONLY VISIBLE SIGN OF DAMAGE WAS STOVE-IN WOODWORK ON THE FORWARD DECK. A RED INK DRAWING INSIDE THE BOAT SHOWED A BEARDED MAN ASLEEP AND ENTITLED "DREAMS". ANOTHER SHOWED TWO MEN DRINKING IN A SMALL BOAT AND ENTITLED "PINT, MATE?"
    A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BRITISH EMBASSY IN LISBON SAID THE BOAT WILL BE HANDED OVER TO THE FAMILIES OF THE TWO JOURNALISTS, MR. DAVID JOHNSTONE, AGED 34, OF FARNHAM, SURREY, AND MR. JOHN HOARE, AGED 29, OF LEICESTER.

    THE CAPTAIN OF THE "CHAUDIERE," LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER JOHN MANORE, SAID YESTERDAY THE "PUFFIN" WAS SIGHTED ON FRIDAY EVENING (14 OCTOBER) ABOUT 600 MILES (960 KILOMETRES) SOUTH-EAST OF NEWFOUNDLAND. NO BODIES WERE FOUND.

    THE TWO MEN LEFT NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, ON 26 MAY AND WERE LAST SIGHTED ON 11 AUGUST BY A UNITED STATES COASTGUARD CUTTER, WHICH REPORTED THEM FIT AND WELL.

    INSIDE THE "PUFFIN" YESTERDAY WERE FOUND FIVE GALLONS OF WATER IN PLASTIC BAGS, 22 TINS OF SOUP AND SOME OTHER EQUIPMENT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACZ5QK2ZUZ08AVULF2AFAUWHRK
    Media URN:
    VLVACZ5QK2ZUZ08AVULF2AFAUWHRK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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