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The Torpedoing of the Transport "Aragon": Last Scenes

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This 'web version' uses Messerschmitt Me 210/410 in action - Aircraft No. 147 (OCR), to interpret the original printed copy and convert it to computer-readable text. This technology can result in text errors.

.Ap THE ARAON HELINGOVE BEORETHEFINA PLNGE: ARESUINGDESROYR AONGIDE OLDERSON LIE-RAT FOM HE HIP


THE END-AS THE HULL BLEW UP AND SANK: PATROL AND OTHER CRAFT; SHIP’S BOATS AND RAFTS WITH SURVIVORS.


These pbotorapbs of the skinzi of the ‘Aragon,’ a liner on tranport duty in the Mediterranean, have only just readied England. The occurrence has been ofcially notied b the public by instalments On January 23, in .Parliasqt, in reply to a question, Dr. Macenamra sbated that “appro-mately 484 lives had been lost in a steamer sunk by enemy action in the ibkberanean at the end of the previous month.” In omter ca, It was added, ” the igres were appreiatly a4. otication had been


delayed in order to apprise all the next of in.” On Januarf 3′, the Admiralty issed the following public statement : “The transport ‘Aragon’ (Captain Frands Bateman in command) was torpedoed and sunk in the Eastern Mediterranean on December 3o. One of his Majesty’s destroyers, while picking up survivors from the ‘Aragon,’ was berself torpedoed and sunk. The Mercantile Fleet-Auxiliary ‘Osmanieh’ (Lieut.-Comnander D. R. Mason, R.N.R, in command) struck a mine and sank . . on December 3.”



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