by Sonny Moran
Published: March 16, 2013
Some of the nurses, with three or four surgeons along with the ship's officers, were sitting on the port side of the boat deck about 170 feet from the stern. The port gun forward had been fired twice, and then the stern gun was trained around to the port quarter on the target, which was rapidly floating away.
As the third shot boomed from the gun across the water tragedy struck.