Article from the Singapore Chronicle

Long distance voyages were fraught with risks and shipwrecks were common, but the loss of the Fame attracted particular interest in Singapore due to its high profile passenger; Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles. This newspaper extract, taken from a rare early edition of the Singapore Chronicle, reports the details of the loss of the ship. The newspaper is also quick to report that, so soon after his last disastrous voyage, 'Sir S. RAFFLES has chartered the Mariner free trader to convey himself and family to England'.

'The loss of these valuable curiosities... is very deeply to be deplored'

Taken from: Singapore Chronicle
Publisher: Singapore Chronicle
Date: Thursday 29 April 1824
Copyright: By permission of the British Library Board
Shelfmark: MSS EUR D742/35/14