Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Wreck of the Semillante (part II)





...But the saddest thing about this story is this...






Three weeks before the disaster, a small corvette, similar to the Sémillante, on its way to the Crimea was also wrecked in the same way, almost at the same place.





 














This time however, we managed to save the crew and twenty soldiers in transit who were on board.... These unfortunate soldiers, you see, were not able to go about their business. We took them to Bonifacio and they stayed with us at the port for two days.... 



Once they were thoroughly dried out and back on their feet, we bade them farewell and good luck, and they returned to Toulon, where they later set sail once again for the Crimea.... 



It's not too difficult to guess which ship they sailed on! Yes, monsieur, it was the Sémillante....