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The Fighting at Sea: Naval Episodes of the Great War

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S 1N SUNK BY A MINE AFTER THE GERMAN MINE-LAYER HAD BEEN DESTROYED:


VICTIM O THE FIRST ENCOUNTER IN ACTUAL WARFARE BETWEEN A MODERN SUBMARINE AND A BIG SHIP: THE GERMAN SUBMARINE ” U I5,’ SUNK WHEN ATTACKING A BRITISH CRUISER SQUADRON.


r A’ GERMAN AND BRITISH BURIED TOGETHER WITH FULL NAVAL ONOURS: DEAD OF THE ” AMPHION ” AND THE ” KONIGIN LUISE ‘ BORNE UNDER THEIR JNTRIES’ FLAGS.


It will be remembered that the first naval engagement of the war resulted in the loss of the British cruiser “Amphion” and the German mine – layer ” Konigin Luise.” The ” Konigin Luise ” had been engaged in sowing mines in the North Sea, and was chased and sunk by the ” Amphion ” and ships of the Third Torpedo Flotilla. Un- fortunately, shortly afterwards the ” Amphion ” struck one of the submerged mines already laid, and sank. All but one of her officers and more than half her crew were


SUNK BY H M.S. “AMPHION” AND THE THIRD TORPEDO FLOTILLA: THE GERMAN MINE-LAYER ” KONIGIN LUISE.”


WITH FULL NAVAL HONOURS: FIRING THREE VOLLEYS OVER THE GRAVES OF THE BRITISH AND GERMAN SAILORS BURIED TOGETHER


saved.– The second naval engagement was officially reported on August in, when the Admiralty announced that one of the cruiser squadrons of the Main Fleet was attacked by German submarines. None of his Majesty’s ships was damaged, but the German submarine ” U 15 ” was sunk. This is the first recorded encounter between a big ship and the modern submarine.–Four German and four British sailors, of the ” Amphion and the ” Kinigin Luise,” were buried together with full naval honours.



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Issue 3930. - Vol CXLV

Aug, 15 1914

Illustrated London News