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The "Mary" to the Rescue: Hawker and Grieve in Mid-Atlantic

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Mr. H. G. Hawker and his navigator, Commander Kenneth Mackenzie-Grieve, R.N., were picked up in mid-Atlantic, at Latitude 5o” zo’ N. and Longitude 29″ Sot W., (about half- way between Newfoundland and Ireland), at 8.30 a.m. Greenwich time (9.30 a.m. British summer-time) on Monday, May I9, by the Danish steamer “Mary,” bound from New Orleans to Horsens, in Denmark. They had been flying for 141 hours, and had been in the water an hour and a-half. About two hours before they came down, realising that they could not reach Ireland, they changed course and flew diagonally across the main

shipping route till they sighted the “Mary.” As soon as their aeroplane touched the sea it began to submerge, the lower wings being under waler, and the waves were gradually breaking it up. The two aviators, standing on their eats, launched their small detachable life-boat, and then waited till the ” Mary ” succeeded tn putting a boat out–a difficult operation in the rough sea. Their aeroplane was left afloat. On May 23 it was picked up, with the mail it carried, by the American steamer ” Lake Charleville,” which then headed for Falmouth.-[Drav’ing Copyrighted n thie United States and Canada.)

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Issue 4180. - Vol CLIV

May, 31 1919

Illustrated London News