The Army Transports
CHESTER and MANITOBA nearly collided near
Savannah, Georgia. The CHESTER
accidentally ran aground to avoid the collision. Below is a newspaper
account of the incident.
TRANSPORT RUNS ASHORE
Goes Aground in Order to Avoid a Collision
SAVANNAH, Nov 28 - The United States Transport CHESTER, loaded with 1,500 men of the Fifteenth United States infantry, horses, mules ammunition and supplies for Neuvitas, Cuba, left this morning at 9 o'clock.
Four miles from the city the CHESTER met the United States Transport MANITOBA coming up to the city. The MANITOBA did not slacker her speed and in order to avoid a collision the CHESTER ran ashore.
She is now stuck in the channel 4 miles below the city, but will be pulled off at this evening's tide and proceeed to sea.
A dredge boat ran between the two Transports and forced the CHESTER out of the channel. The CHESTER drew over 25 feet of water when she left Savannah.
The Transport CHESTER