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THE NORTH SKA CLOSED. LONDON, November ,"i (morni::-). Owing to indiacrimHtiat'- mine-laving, the Admiralty has clcvd tho Nouh Sea. WILL TAKE NO RfSIC. MELBOURNE. November 2. Admiral Henderson, in the course ot" a letter to Senator IVarre, Minister of 1).-'-fence, expressed the opinion that the Australian navy was doing u",xl v.-.irk. Undoubtedly the Germans were beginning In feel the gradual pressure <<i Oieut Britain's sea power. The Navy iras light in not taking risks until the" lici'iitaa fleet 'came out. THE LOSS OF THE HEItMKS. LINES OF COMMUNICATION NOT SAFE. LONDON. November 2. *Th© Times' says editorially: ■■ | j 1( . lesson tho loss of tho Hermes teaches is that our line of communication., with Franco is by no means as sate as in the early days of the war. The enemy, by theuse of submarine mines, have diminished to some, though not to a vital, extent the safe conditions wo sought to maintain at »ea. We have continued to achiovo the main object, but at sonic cost. The increasing risk of our strategy compels our ehipe to remain at sea. We must expect more of these losses, and take them calmly, remembering that the losses will steadily be made good to the extent to which we still maintain cur relative superiority in naval strength. We know our Navy is invincible." THE KARLSRUHE. THE EMDEN'S ATLANTIC RIVAL. LONDON, November 3. Lloyd's advise that the Karlsruhe has sunk_ three steamers in the South Atlantic. There is some reinsuring of the Rerauera. Lloyd's agent at Para reports that tho German steamer Asuncion has landed tho passengers and crews of the steamers Van Dyek, Hurstdale, and Glauton, captured by the Karlsruhe. [The Vandyck was a twin-screw steamer of 10.328 tons, built in 1911 for Liverpool, Brazil, and River Plate Co.; or else tho Van Dyck, a Belgian-owned steamor of 1,132 tans, built in 1904 for tho Soc. Anon, dn Str. The Hurstdale was a steamer of 2,732 tons, built in 1902 for Lambert .Bros., of Liverpool. The Gianton was a steamer of 3,021 tens, built in 1894 for Steel, Young, and Co., of London.]

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THE NAVY., Evening Star, Issue 15641, 4 November 1914

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THE NAVY. Evening Star, Issue 15641, 4 November 1914