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HANS HEDTOFT: 1959 - 6 disaster newspapers

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Royal Greenland Trading Company:  On her maiden voyage a supposedly “unsinkable” ship hits an iceberg and begins to sink.  Desperate SOS messages are sent but by the time rescue vessels arrive on the scene the ship is gone. 

Sound familiar?  But this story is not about TITANIC.  Instead it involves the mostly forgotten combo liner HANS HEDTOFT which sank on January 30, 1959, taking to the bottom a crew of 40 and 55 passengers, including children. 

Here are six Boston newspapers from January 31 to February 3, 1959.  Banner headlines told Bostonians of the tragedy happening north of them off the tip of Greenland.  The ship was built especially to handle the ice-filled seas around Greenland and was to provide a safe link to Denmark. 

She departed Copenhagen on January 7 and reached Greenland in record time.  On January 29 she departed on the return leg of her maiden voyage and soon hit rough seas.  On January 30 the captain reported the ship had hit an iceberg and the engine room was filling with water.  A few hours later he requested immediate assistance.  Rescue ships and planes attempted to search the last report position but they were hampered by 20’ seas and high winds.  The HANS HEDTOFT was never found.  The only remnant of the ship was a lifering which washed ashore nine months later.  To this day the wreck has not been discovered. 

These six newspapers -  the Boston Herald, Boston Traveler, and Boston Globe – provide a riveting day-by-day account of the disaster from the first radio messages to the realization that there was little chance of finding any survivors. 

Very good condition.

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