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A RAIDER’S END., Issue 15649, 13 November 1914
A RAIDER’S END.
The Linden, which sank 19 British merchant ships, often descending from meet unexpected quarters and so casting a glamor on her movements, and which, with admirable impudence, shelled Madras, has run her course. The, Gorman cruiser had a brief but romarkablely tmccessful career. Belonging to a numerous typo of ship which Germany has lately specialised for the purpose of commerce destroying, she applied herself to her particular work assiduously, evading capture for nearly two months, and accounting for 19 steamers, aggregating 89.266 tons, of which three, totalling 13.625 tons, wore released to land the crews of the other ships, leaving a total of 16 ships of 68,613 tons, sunk with
their cargoes The tola! value of Do. shins ami cargoes was alvei £2.860.000. I'.flowing is a Let o: vessels whi- li "<re sunk or .-aft’.ired by her; j Indus. 3..395 built 1904. owned by I dailies .Veil sc. Ltd.. I. .udeli. j I .oval 5.529 0n- ! 6' : ' tl-'O-l. d. WarI fr.-h and t be' hj 3.5' v; t■ 11 .- bmlt HTS. Cmmi'li Pi-..- . L* I . *>!;.■ Dipt nuii. idDc l-uis. built It' l . 1 J. ( helve,to Steam Slop Co.. Ltd. Tiabb.vk. ‘1.014 lolls, built 10b), Dm Kyle Transport Co., Eld,. ■ Liverpool. Kabinga. 4.657 tons, br.d; 1907. Du-. !•;- nail Steam Shit- Lin-a. Ltd. Clan Maiheeon. 1.775 tons, built IEO 7. t.’nvsi r, Irvine, and Co.. Eld.. Gl.-v.gow. King Lud. : .b. ' i■■■ii.-. built TJOo, vli--* King Line ij’lulhiis, P!'ilh| : . and * ' 6 !ti!x‘i;-. 3.500 to’.-, built 1001. tin. Dolton S.S. Company. i>ure?k. 4.3:30 b>ns (n. vA, owned by Messrs Burdick and Co; lv. Foyle. 4.147 tens, built 1902, Mercantile S.S. Co.. Ltil Pumedie (probably Kui’i n.A 5.252 toils, built l c os, Bank Line. LuL Cliilka. 3,952 lons. Guilt 1910. British India Sh-aiu Navigation Company. Tf( ill's. 7,562 lens, built 1011, Ocean S.S Co,. Ltd, Benin 'hr. 4.806 Urns, built 1912. W. Thomson and Co.. Ltd., 1.-iith. Clan ((rant-, 5.918 ton... bull: 19'-2, Cavser, livine, and Co,. Ltd.. G!a;gie.v. Pminibbe;, dredger, (nidi, tor Lauie ston. Kawnga.wa. Main. 1.316 tons.
THE CRUISER UMDEN AND HER HAULS
Lxfotd. 4.602 ions, huili, 1911. Tat cm •Steam Navigation Co., Lid., Cardiff. Russian cruiser demtehug, 3.030 tons. lin ill in 1903, six 4.7 m and 11 small guns, complement 335, epeesl 24 knots.
The commander of the. Kmden showed himself to he a clever and capable officer, and it appears fairly certain that he was aided in his raids by German wireless stations. To his credit if must he mentioned that ho treated the officers and crews of the steamers captured by him with the utmost courtesy and consideration, and in his many operations against merchantmen took no man’s life, Iwo or three natives were killed by her piojectiles when shell-
invf Madras. At the end ef (let olier. when attacking Dm Itm-d ;n ma-.T .ientti hint a! Peiiam:, and. til- in..' h-r unaware-, .-an!, her wit it i •rj •• I ■ i-o p-n-i dr d aid il2 ’.veto •.viiim.',. .|. i l'c I'di ;> n wa- a tliltalel.!.-.- et ui-ef of AM 1 ton.- G (.-j ■i -i • t it-• 11 1 ; iLod \\ iI! t ;;n l-me ciigiims ; g her a -.|| .n' JA l i,' is. am! i’(■ t :iir;'i'm , iit. miDm d ( ; In’ -rn ai •'! innr 'An gnrs. four 1 : :.■ iiipi■ two I ifp.'<!■■) IliAa. She w;t< laiiin I'cil at !)ac.-.'.g in IPOB, a.nd o- • 111 ;»; t■ • i in !;:• ‘olio-.ut'g \nir. ]|»r tv■litpletnent o; and men was r>2o. P.eea us ■ ■ : her light a : m,i tin nt, le-r speed, and inn' Lnnk'-r ■ a;.;.e;l\. site was p;ulienladv nttid ta lv a eoiiimeree raider;
nnrl it was obvious that her chance would he small if she entered into battle with anv of the ships of the China or Australian stations carrying a. heavier armament. She was outclassed by the Sydney in the number of guns, ramie, hitting power, and armor.
The Sydney, a sister ship tlie Melbourne. is a" light cruiser of 5,400 tons displacement, with turbine engines giving her a speed of 231 knots. IhisAs only half a knot morn than the Linden's capacitv. bat it is improbable that the Lmclcn, having 1 e»i; at sea so long, could possibly .•iltanT a. sped of 25 knots since she musthave Ik.'cii folded. The Sydney was
launched nt Glasgow in 1912, and her armament eomsifited of eight 6in guns, four 3 pound* iv. anil live machine guns. Flie is on", in’ Die tin •■•*• miiser.s built for the Australian (leei. ami Imr cost was abort £400.000 Her ofth-er? wore: —Captain .1. C. T. Glossop. Lieutenant-commander J. F. Fiidavson. Lieutenanls H. J. Fcakes (X.), 11. 'F. Rabi'ly. B. d. Bell-Salter. F. L. C'avaye. G. K, ifainpton, Enginecr-licuD-nants A. W. Golonian, E. P. Fowler, C. Dennis. Chaplain V. A. Little, M.A.. Surgeon L. Darby. Sub-lieutenant J. X. C. .Johnstone, Paymaster A. F. J!. Eiveoay, Assistant-paymaster E. K. Smith. Gunners G, I!. Salter aid .1. ('. MaeFarlatie.
ODDMENTS. The Governor yesterday received the following telegram from the Secretary of State for the Colonies in response to the mess.-me last, woek forwarding the first instalment of the Neve Zealand contribution to the poor of Britain and Belgium fund:— '■ With reference lei your telegram of November 5. His Majesty's Goverument ir. most grateful, for contributions to relief fund.” The staff of Messrs Stionach. Morris, and Co. met yesterday morning to hid farewell to Trooper Victor A. O’Keeffe, who left by the second express to join the leinforcements for tho Exi-editioiiary Eorce in camp at Trentham. .Mr A. H. Scott, in presenting Tiooper O’Keeffe with a case of Loewe pipes and companion, es-prese-rd the good wishes of all employed by Iho firm, and trusted he would return sale and sound, together with the other three members of the stall who left with the main body—Sergeant L. C. O'Keeffe, (a brother). Sergo run N. Boss. and Pri vale J. M. L. Kennedy. Trooper O'Keeffe suitably replied. Air ■]. C. Barnett, a well-known officer in the sendee of the Union Steam Ship Company, and hits' chief officer of the Waihora, who went to England some months ago on .extended leave, i.- on.- of those who has enrolled in London i«. join the New Zealand Expeditionary I'oive. <>n ,ts arrival. Mr Norman Chub, younger son et tire late Captain .1. W. Clark, !or rnanv years harltor master at Lyttelton, has also enrolled. Mr ( lark was second refrigerating engineer of the \\ lute Star liner lonic on "her last voyage to New Zealand.
A RAIDER’S END., Issue 15649, 13 November 1914
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