Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Burning Of The Yarmouth Castle

By James Donahue

An incompetent skipper and cowardly crew was blamed for the deaths of about a 100 passengers and crew members when the cruise ship Yarmouth Castle burned during a Caribbean cruise on Nov. 13, 1965.

The fire that started around 1 a.m. in one of the cabins quickly spread through the wooden superstructure of the 39-year-old vessel, forcing 373 passengers and 174 crew members in a battle for their lives.  Read more >>