Flashback in history: SS Utopia collided with HMS Anson while trying to enter the Bay of Gibraltar on 17 March 1891

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The sinking of SS Utopia (March 17, 1891, the Bay of Gibraltar) by Ms. Georgina Smith. Original caption: "sketch by Mrs Georgina Sheriff (courtesy Gibraltar Museum)".

Utopia – Collided with HMS Anson while trying to enter the Bay of Gibraltar on 17 March 1891.

She sank in minutes, killing 562 passengers and crew.

Two rescuers from HMS Immortalité also drowned; 318 survivors were rescued.

Click here to view 'Wreck Report for 'Utopia' and 'Anson (HMS)', 1891'.

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The HMS ANSON

 

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