TWO GERMAN SUBMARINES
London, May 2 Official--The destroyer Recruit was torpedoed by a submarine on Satur day. Four officers and twenty one men were Bayed.
j German torpedo destroyers sank the trawler Columbia. Subsequently four 1 British destroyers, after an hour's chase, sank both the German destroy erg and rescued two officers and forty four of tbe crew Both events took place in the vicinity of the Galloper and Hinder lightships The Admiralty announces that both I affairs occurred in the vicinity of- the Galloper and North Hinder lightships.
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The Recruit was submarined during Saturday forenoon. The trawler Daisy resoued 4 officers and 21 men. At three in the afternoon two German torpedoers, approaching from the westward, attacked tbe trawler, and only one deok hand was saved. Toe British destroyers Laforey, Leonidas, Lawfurd, and Lark chased the Ger man torpedoers, and after an hour's running fight both the German vessels were sunk. Two officers and 44 men were rescued and taken prisoners The destroyers had no casualties. Thirtyfive of the Recruit's crew perished The submarine fired a tor pedo at the Daisy, and the latter steamed away leaving her rescuing boat behind. The submarine then 1 cbased the rescuing boat, and fired on it. wounding four of the crew, When the British torpedo boats were sighted tbe German destroyers turned and fled. The British boats' marksman ship was excellent, One of the enemy vessels waß high amidships, enabling a destroyer to approach and %ak her The prisoners were landed at Shotley this morning. THE BRAVE BELGIANS
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DESTROYER TORPEDOED, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3456, 4 May 1915
DESTROYER TORPEDOED Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3456, 4 May 1915
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