Mother died in Gothic inferno trying to save family

This report appeared in the Evening Post, Wellington on Wednesday 7 August 1968, the day after SS Gothic arrived.

There is at least one error in this news report: “port” and “starboard” should be interchanged in the fifth paragraph (see the deck layout drawings in Tony Clark’s account of the fire).

Also, the time of the fire (“12:30am”) would be NZ time, rather than ship’s time (2.30am).

News report of fire aboard SS Gothic

Clipping courtesy Tony Clark