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TIIE MORNING OREG ONIAN, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1918.
SUNK; GREW SAVED
Survivors Bring Word That
Suggests Destruction of
' Six More Vessels.
U. S. OFFICIALS SKEPTICAL
Men From Ship Sent Adrift by
U-Boat Commander and Are
ricked Up After Float
ing AH Night.
"NEW YORK, June 5. The American
auxiliary schooner Samuel C. Menzel is
another victim of submarine attack.
!he was sunk Sunday afternoon 175
miles off New York and 11 men of
her crew were brought here today by
a Danish steamship.
The Menzel, according to the crew,
was on her way to New York with a
cargo from the West African coast:
The vessel was sunk by bombs after
the men had taken to the boats at the
command of the U-boat commander.
The Samuel C. Menzel was a vessel
of 915 gross tons, was built in 1916
t Bath, Me., her owners of record being-
the Axim Transportation Company.
The Menzel's commander. Captain H.
T. Hansen, said the sinking of his ves
sel occurred at 6:o0 P. M., and that he
was told by the commander of the sub
marine that the U-boat had previously
sunk three schooners and three steam
ers, one of which was a large passen
ger ship of about 5000 tons.
More Slnkinea Possible.
These sinkings, Captain Hansen
said, had taken place, the submarine
commander told him, on the day pre
vious Saturday. If this is true it
means the destruction of six vessels
not previously known to have been
Officials were inclined to doubt that
the U-boat commander had told the
truth or thought that there had been
"We sighted the submarine," Captain
Hansen said, "about 6 P. M. Sunday.
At first I thought it was an American
or a British war vessel.
"She hoisted the signal flags 'M. N.,
which meant stop, and at the same
time showed a German flag, and the
officer on her deck sang out, 'Ease
ship.' T knew then for sure he was
German, for an American or a Brit
isher would have said 'Heave to.'
German Boards Ship.
"The commander, accompanied by his
lieutenant, came on board and brought
with him six armed sailors. I was
told that I was to be sunk, and to get
my men Into the boats. The German
spoke good English and he said not
to hurry, as there was plenty of time.
saying, 'You fellows first, us after
ward.' "The captain wanted all my papers,
but I told him that I needed the ship's
articles, as that was all I had with
which to reckon the time and pay due
me and my crew. I had an extra crew
list, however, and when I produced that
he let me keep the ship's articles. He
took with him all other papers.
"While waiting for my crew to get
their clothing together the submarine
captain said that the day before (Sat
urday) he had sunk three schooners
and three steamers, one of which, he
said, was a large passenger ship, but
he did not tell me their names. Neither
did I learn the name of any designating
numbers of his craft nor the name of
Commander Refiuea Tow.
"When we took to our boats I asked
him to give us a tow, but he refused,
saying, 'You are all good, husky fel
lows and even if you can't row to land
somebody will pick you up."
"After we had cleared our ship the
Germans ripped up the hatches and
put several bombs inside her which
were connected with some kind of a
time bomb inside a can which hung
over the side. We were several hun
dred yards away when the explosion
came and we could see the schooner
"We floated all night and were
picked up early Monday morning by
the ship which brought us here."
4 THIS STORE USES NO COMPARATIVE PRICES THEY ARE MISLEADING AND OFTEN UNTRUE
SIMS PRAISES SAILORS
SHALL LOSS OF LIFE OUT LINCOLN
DUE TO GOOD SEAMANSHIP,
Admiral Makes Detailed Report
Washington of Sinking; In Which
I 2 Perished.
WASHINGTON, June 6. A detailed
Story of the torpedoing of the Ameri
can transport President Lincoln was
cabled to the Navy Department today
by Vice-Admiral Sims. Twenty-six men
lost their lives in the sinking. The
Admiral's report reads:
"The President Lincoln was struck
simultaneously by three torpedoes on
May 21 and sank in 18 minutes. Three
other vessels were in company with
her at the .same time. The crew and
passengers abandoned the ship in ex
cellent order. All passengers, includ
ing the sick, were saved. The sub
marine which sank her left the vicinity
immediately and returned about 2 P.
M., looking for the captain and appar
ently for other vessels engaged in
The two destroyers which Admiral
Sims described as being excellently
handled arrived on the scene in a sur
prisingly short time. One of them
brought EO0 survivors and the ' other
brought the remaining survivors to a
Admiral Sims states that the small
loss of life was due to the thorough
discipline of the ship's company and
the excellent seamanship of the cap
tain of the United States steamship
Commander Foote, U. S. N. The Army
senior officer present with the detach
ment commended the work of the
Admiral Sims reports that he in
tends sending the survivors home on a
troop transport In the near future.
None of the survivors were seriously
SHIP MEETS FATAL DISASTER
Kenilworth Castle Reports Several
Dead and Missing.
LONDON. June 6. Several persons
were killed by explosions or drowned
in the capsizing of a lifeboat from
the steamer Kenilworth Castle, which
reached a British port today in a crip
pled condition as a result of a collision,
A number of persons are also reported
to be missing. i
The steamer had onboard about 300
passengers and mail from South Africa.
The explosions followea the collision
The Kenilworth Castle is a steamer
of 12.975 tons. She was built in Bel
fast In 1904 and is owned by the Union
Castle Mail Steamship Company.
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Tanker Long-Distance Target
RADI0LEIME FIRES BACK
east to west and the submarine opened
fire, but the Frenchman still held
his fire until the submarine fired the
second time. Then he fired, range
about 12,000 meters.
"The submarine flred between 15 and
20 shots. The Frenchman heard two
shots about 15 minutes before be sight
ed the submarine. He believes that
these were flred to stop the calling
"The Radiolelne was making good
speed while getting away. No shots
Jilt her." No damage was done, and
there were no casualties.
"The destroyer passed the Radio
lelne at 8:10 making all speed heading
In the direction of the submarine. -Ap-
parently the destroyer did not see the
submarine until the Radiolelne
changed course to starboard, as the
captain of the Radiolelne purposely
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destroyer so the submarine would not
see the destroyer.
"As soon as the submarine saw the
destroyer he submerged. The captain
did not see the submarine again and
is unable to tell what the destroyer
did because the Radiolelne was too
far away when the destroyer reached
the spot where the submarine disappeared."
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German Submarine Submerges In
Time to Dodge American. De
stroyer Speeding to An
sver Distress Signal.
WASHINGTON, June 5. The story of
the captain of the French tanker Radio
leine, attacked by a submarine off the
Maryland Coast yesterday, reached the
Navy Department today, showing that
the raider had fired 15 shots at the
Frenchman from long range before an
American destroyer, answering a
"S O S," appeared.
Following is the Navy Department's
summary of the Frenchman's story:
"The submarine was so big that at
first the lookout thought it was" an
American destroyer. It was about six
miles from the Radiolelne. The sub
marine when sighted lay about two
lengths from a three-masted sailing
ship (probably the schooner Edward
R. Baird, Jr., which later was bombed
and sunk) and the lookout reported It
to the captain as a destroyer. But the
captain with his glasses recognized it
as a submarine.
"The captain was In doubt as to the
nationality, so did not fire, but manned
his guns. He changed his course Irtyn
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