Nautical telegraphy
Accidents to ship


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Accidents to ship

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    CODE WORD MEANING
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1   Quadrant Accident to ship; loss of life. I am all right.
2   Quadratic Accident to ship; not serious. I am all right.
3   Quarantine Accident to ship; rather serious. I am all right.
4   Quarter Accident to ship; very serious. I am all right.
5   Quartering Collision; other vessel sunk; loss of life. I am all right.
6   Quartile Collision; both vessels sunk; loss of life. I am all right.
7   Quay Collision; other vessel sunk; no loss of life. I am all right.
8   Quayage Collision. I am slightly hurt. Am writing. Don't be alarmed.
9   Quicksand Collision. I am seriously hurt, and shall be in hospital some weeks.
10   Quickwork Collision; have been towed here; shall repair ship here; don't think there will be much delay.
11   Quid Collision; have been towed here; shall be delayed some time.
12   Quilting Collision; shall have to go to -- for repairs.
       
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13   Race Collision; have towed other vessel here.
14   Raceway Collision; have towed other vessel to --.
15   Racing Have been delayed towing other vessel here; expect important salvage.
16   Raff Have been delayed towing other vessel here; do not expect much salvage.
17   Raft Have been delayed towing other vessel here; am now about to leave for previous destination.
18   Raftsman Our ship has been ashore; will repair here. I am safe.
19   Rail Our ship has been ashore; will repair at --. I am safe.
20   Rain Accident to ship; caused by bad weather.
21   Rainbow Accident to ship; caused by fog.
22   Rainchart Accident to ship; caused by default of other ship.
23   Raincloud Accident to ship; caused by deafult of our ship.
24   Rainpour Accident to ship, caused by default of pilot.
25   Rainproof Accident to ship, caused by default of their pilot.
26   Rainstorm Accident to ship, caused by machinery breaking down.
27   Raintight Accident to ship, caused by steeringgear breaking down.
28   Rainy Accident to ship, caused by loss of propellor.
29   Rake Have been in collision with ice; shall repair here.
30   Rakish Have been in collision with derelict; shall repair here.
31   Ram I have been in collision with another ship; it is difficult to say who is in fault until the case is tried.
32   Ramblade Ship ashore, crew safe; expect she will be a total wreck.
33   Ramline Ship ashore, crew safe; expect we shall refloat her.
34   Rammed Ship ashore, crew safe; hope to get her off next tide.
35   Ramming Ship ashore, crew safe; hope to get her off next spring-tide.
36   Range Ship ashore, crew safe. I am not in fault.
37   Ratch Ship ashore, loss of life. I am safe; expect to refloat her.
38   Rate Ship ashore, loss of life; am all right; expect she will be lost.
39   Ratline Ship ashore, loss of life; captain drowned.
40   Ratling Ship ashore, loss of life; some of the officers drowned.
41   Ray Ship ashore, boat (or boats) with crew are missing; hope they will turn up later.
42   Razee Ship lost; have been picked up and brought on here.
43   Reach Ship lost; have been picked up and brought on here; some of the crew have been picked up by another vessel.
44   Reaching Ship is broken down near here; have been sent with boat's crew for assistance, and shall leave again in other ship/
45   Rebuild Ship lost; I am coming home by first steamer.
46   Rebuilt We have picked up the crew of another ship, and landed them here; leaving again at once for former port.
47   Recapture Ship's name is --, belonging to --.
48   Recarry Ship dismasted; shall be here repairing some time.
49   Recast Ship leaking badly; shall have to discharge cargo here, and drydock for repairs. Am writing.
50   Reckon Ship wrecked here; shall have to wait some time to square up matters. Don't worry; I am writing.
51   Reckoning Ship put into here, infectious disease on board. I am all right; am wirting.
52   Reduction Ship put into here, short of coal; all well.
53   Reef Ship put into here, short of water; all well.
54   Reefband Ship put into here, short of provisions; all well.
55   Reefer Ship put into here, loss of sails; am writing.
56   Reefknot Patching ship up temporarily; going to -- to effect repairs.
57   Reeftackle Patching ship up temporarlily to do passage home.
58   Reefy Whatever the reports may be in the press do not be unduly alarmed. I am quite safe and sound. It may be some time before a letter reaches you, but there is nothing to worry about. It is quite possible an inquiry may be held here, in which case delay is unavoidable. Please do not take any notice of any alarming report you may read about in the newspaper. Will tell you all about it when I see you.


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