The Ark was damaged as the battleship brushed her as it came in and began to turn. My great uncle, Bertram Burriss was the river pilot in charge, and he had been assured that The Ark would be moved in time. It was not moved. Please read the account of the incident from the point of view of the river pilot in the following newspaper account:
Uncle Bert went to his death bed being frustrated about the way this incident was portrayed in the media. He took great pride in his ability and his past performance as a river pilot. There was no mistake made, except on the part of The Ark. Because of his skills, he was able to make a very difficult situation work out. This could have been catastrophic in so many ways, but Uncle Bert was able to think and act quickly enough to avert disaster.
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