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The Daily Dispatch: February 20, 1865., [Electronic resource], Destruction of the steamer Schultz by the explosion of a torpedo. (search)
a torpedo. --On Friday afternoon last, the steamer Schultz, commanded by Captain D. J. Hill, was destroyed by running afoul of a torpedo in James river, between Cox's landing and Chaffin's bluff. Our contemporary of the Whig has been furnished with the following particulars of the unfortunate occurrence: "The Schultz had gone down in the morning to Cox's landing, in company with the steamer William Allison, for the purpose of bringing up a number of our expected returned prisoners of war, who were to have been received at that point. By a Providential interposition — in view of the subsequent catastrophe that befell the Schultz — our expected bratz and the Allison proceeded to return to Richmond — the Allison having a quantity of Yankee supplies aboard as freight. "When between two and three miles from Cox's, the bow of the Schultz struck a floating torpedo, causing the steamer to swing around and sink bow foremost, the stern protruding several feet above the surface <