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The Gallipoli Landing: The "River Clyde" and "Implacable"

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In the early hours of Sunday, April 25, British troops were landed at five different beaches round the southern end of the Gallipoli Peninsula. The upper drawing shows what Mr. Ashmead-Bartlett calls ” the most terrible of all the landings,” between Cape Helles and Sedd-ul Bahr. “The landing,” he writes, “will ever remain memorable for the novel experiment of running a liner (the ‘ River Clyde ‘) full of troops deliberately ashore, and thus allowing them to approach close in under cover. … Great doors were cut in her sides.” Part of the force landed, but suffered so heavily that the operation was postponed till after dark, when it was successfully


accomplished. The landing illustrated in the loser drawing was described by Mr. Ashmead-Bartlett as “the most successful of all, as it was carried out without any loss, chiefly owing to the tactics adorted by the landing ship, the ‘ Implacable.’ At dawn ” (he continues) ” the covering ship, ‘ Swiftsure,’ opened up a fierce bombardment of the cliffs, and then at 5.52 a.m. the ‘ Implacable’ herself stood in close to the shore, with an anchor down, until she actually reached the six-fathom limit. From this point, only Soo yards from the shore, she plastered the top of the cliffs with xz-inch shrapnel and the foreshore with her 6-inch.” – Dr,,, ,i, Cnp’,r5t,,cdi Is t ctdil .Stt,, ancd catida.



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