Question 22

Here is question 22 which is a general knowledge question

Answer: 15 survived the sinking  on May 13, 1966,  11 were rescued on November 21, 1867 and landed at Invercargill on 5 January 1868.

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3 Responses to Question 22

  1. Albie Cross says:

    the General Grant drifted into a cave on the Auckland Islands on May 13, 1866 and sank on the 14th May. Only 15 survived. (9 crew and 6 passengers). there is a story that she was carrying gold bullion.

  2. John Bullock says:

    On 14 May 1866 the General Grant, sailing from Melbourne to London, hit cliffs on the west coast of the main island in the subantarctic Auckland Islands. Of the 83 people on board only 15 made it ashore on Disappointment Island.
    The survivors grew potatoes and caught wild pigs using iron hooks. They also domesticated pigs and goats. After nine months, four of them set out in a small boat for Bluff, more than 500 km away. They were never seen again. Eventually the 10 surviving castaways were rescued by the Amherst after 18 months on the appropriately named Disappointment Island.

  3. Trev Appleton says:

    = The survivors from the General Grant described their first meal after being rescued as quote no Persian Monarch ever enjoyed such a treat as we when tobacco and tea were set before us. unquote. When, and how many actually survived? = k

    Answer:
    The General Grant sank on 14th May 1866 in the subantarctic Auckland Islands. Of the 83 people on board only 15 survived and made it ashore on Disappointment Island. 18 months later on the 21st November 1867 the remaining 10 survivors were rescued by the Amherst.

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