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War Prizes: Ships Taken from Germany by Great Britain

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SEIZED) IN FALM UHI HARBOUR THE HAMBURG- AMERIKA LINER, KRIONPRINZESSIN CECILIE”


CAPTURED AND BROUGHT INTO DOVER THE FOUR-MASTED BARQUE ” PERKEO ” 13765 TONS).


CAPTURED AND TAKEN TO GLASGOW. THE ” WIL- HELM BEHRENS AND THE “MARIE GLAESER.


SEIZED IN THE THAMES NEAR LONDON BRIDGE: THE MARIE LEONHARDT.”


SEIZED IN FALMOUTH FARBOUR. THE HAMBURC. AMERIKA LINER “PRINZ ADALBERTr


SEIZED IN SEAHAM HARBOUR: THE COLLIER ” COMET,” OF FLENSBURCG.


CAPTURED BY A WAR-SHIP AND BROUGHT INTO DOVER: THE “FRANZ HORN,” OF LUBECIK


SEIZED AT WEST HARTLEPOOL: THE ” DENEBOLA,” OF FLENSBURG.


SEIZED AT BLYTH: THE “GEMMA,” OF HAMBURG, THE ” OSTPREUSSEN,” AND THE “HANS OTTO.”


SEIZED IN PORT AT BR’STOL: THE SAILING-SHIP “ELFRIEDA.” OF HAMBURG.


i SEIZED IN THE MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL AT WARRINGTON: THE “DRYADE,” OF HAMBURG.


SEIZED IN THE TYNE: THE “ALBERT CLEMENT,” OF ROSTOCK


Immediately alter the declaration of war the British Navy began to” take toll of German sea-borne commerce in the shape of prizes captured at sea, and in addition many German vessels lying in harbour in this’ country were seized. It was stated on August 6 that srnce the war began (on the night of the 4th), twenty German merchant vessels-six sailing- ships and the rest steamers representing in all about 40,oo0 tons of shipping, had been either captured by British and French war-ships or seized in Britbsh territorial waters. Among the more notable captures was the barque ” Perkeo,” of 3765 tons, bound for


Hamburg with a cargo of oil, and captured, with the “Franz Horn,” by a British war- ship. The crew of the ” Dryade,” seized at Warrington, in the Manchester Ship Canal, were found to belong to the German Navy, and were detained. It should be added that the steamer ” Kronprinzessin Cecilie ” seized at Falmouth, is a different vessel from that of the same name which recently put back to the American coast with a large amount of specie (z2,ooo,ooo in gold) on board. The latter vessel is a North German Lloyd steamer; the one seized at Falmouth, c smaller ship, belongs to the Hamburg-A.menrka line.



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