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ANOTHER FOUL CRIME

HOSPITAL SHIP TORPEDOED

HUNDRED AND FIFTY PATIENTS KILLED

(AUSTRALIAN NEW ZEALAND CABLE ASSOCIATION.) (Received August 6, 10.20 a.m.) LONDON, sth August. A hospital ship has been torpedoed. A hundred and fifty patient* were killed. > (Received August 6, 11.30 a.m.) | . t NEW YORK, sth August. The torpedoed hospital ship was thel Warilda (7713 tons, owned by the Adelaide Steamship Company). A hundred and twenty-three lives were lost.

Germany's reoord of attacks on hospital ships is as follows :— February, 1915.—Unsuccessful attempt to torpedo the Asturias in the English Channel. • March 30th, 1916.—Portugal torpedoed and sunk in the Black Sea. One hundred lives losfy including many women. November, 1916.^—Britannic and Braemar Castle sunk in the Mediterranean. Not sufficient evidence to prove whether they were mined or torpedoed. February Ist, 1917,-^Order put in operation that all hospital ships found in certain areas would be treated as belligerents, and attacked forthwith. March 20th, 1917.— Asturias torpedoed, with loss of 43 lives; 39 injured. Maroh 30th, 1917.—Gloucester Castls torpedoed in mid-Channel. ' All the . wounded saved. April 17th, 1917.—Donegal torpedoed; 29 wounded and 12 of the crew lost. April 17th, 1917.—Lanfranc torpedoed; 19 British lives lost; 15 German wounded drowned; 152 German wounded rescued by British vessels at the risk of being attacked. / May 26th, 1917.—Dover Castle torpedoed in the Mediterranean at 6 p.m. Again torpedoed at 8.30 p.m., and sunk. All saved except six men believed to have been killed by explosion. • , January 9th, 1918.—Bewa torpedoed in the Bristol Channel (outside prohibited area) at midnight, the torpedo striking immediately under the illumin* ated Red Cross. There were 550 on board, including 300 wounded from the Mediterranean. Three Lascars were killed. March 10th, 1918.—Quildford Castle, in Bristol Channel. Torpedoed twice, biifc not sunk. , June 27th, 1918.—Llandovery Castle torpedoed over 100 miles from land and nearly 300 miles from the prohibited area; 234 lives lost of 258 on board.

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ANOTHER FOUL CRIME, Evening Post, Volume XCVI, Issue 32, 6 August 1918

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ANOTHER FOUL CRIME Evening Post, Volume XCVI, Issue 32, 6 August 1918

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