A telegram to Lloydís from Corunna, states that the Royal
Mail steamer Douro came into collision with the Spanish
steamer Yrurac Bat, off Finisterre, on Saturday night. Both
steamers sank. Seventeen persons were saved from the Douro and
67 persons from the Yrurac Bat have been picked up and brought
to Corunna by the British steamer Hidalgo, of Hull.
The Douro was a steamer of 2,846 tons gross, built of iron
in 1865, and owned by the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, of
London. She was from the Brazils for Southampton, and had left
Lisbon on the 31st of March. The Yrurac Bat was an iron
steamer of 2,197 tons gross, built in 1871, owned in Bilbao,
and was on a voyage from Liverpool to Porto Rico.
CORUNNA, APRIL 2
The Spanish steamer Yrurac Bat came into collision at 4 oíclock
this morning with the Royal Mail steamer Douro, near Cape
Finisterre. Both vessels foundered. The Yrurac Bat lost 30
men, including her captain and pilot. Sixty-seven of her
passengers and crew were saved by another English steamer.
About 35 of the persons on board the Douro were saved. The
number of the Douroís passengers and crew drowned is not
known. The survivors have arrived here.