house, were scalded to death.
Marshall Ford, who was steering when the explosion took place, was found at his post at the wheel, standing erect, his left hand holding the spoke, and his right hand grasping the signal bell-rope.
Pilot James McBride had fallen through the open hatchway to the deck below; he was still living, but died soon after.
The captain's aide, Mr. S. B. Brittan, Jr., had fallen by the shot as it passed through the gun-deck before entering the boiler.
A seaman named James Coffey, who was shot-man to the No. 2 gun, was on his knees in the act of taking a shell from the box to be passed to the loader.
The escaping steam and hot water had struck him square in the face, and he met death in that position.
Jack Matthews had gone overboard badly scalded.
He was picked up by the boats.
Third Master Theo. P. Terry was severely scalded, and died in a few days.
H e was a brave officer.
Our loss in killed, wounded and missing amounted to 32.
Of these three were kill