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  1. jamied says

    Reducing this clip's current date range of 1914-18, the SS Volturno caught fire on 9 October 1913, finally sinking on the 17th. A new date of 1913 alone would therefore fit the bill.

  2. Volturno History says

    This footage was taken on the afternoon of 14 October 1913 in Liverpool, of, and on board the Leyland Line ship SS Devonian, which rescued 59 passengers from the burning SS Volturno in the early morning hours of 10 October 1913. Of the four Volturno rescue ships that arrived in England, only Devonian had women and children on board. Contemporary news accounts tell of the rainy weather when Devonian arrived at about 12:40 in the afternoon, which matches the conditions seen in the clip.

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