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ENEMY'S SUBMARINES

ENTER DOVER HARBOR, BUT DO NO DAMAGE AND SUSTAIN BUT LITTLE. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. LONDON, December 11. It Is reported that six German submarines attempted to enter the Admiralty Harbor at Dover. The forts maintained a furious fusillade "for half an hour, sinking one submarine. The Admiralty does tot confirm this account. The Dover naval authorities nro extremely reticent. Newspapers state that early on Thursday morning, when it was hazy iand raining, a gunner at a heavy pm on the pierhead detected submarines attempting the western entrance at 4.30, at high tide. A few currents interfered with the submarines’ movements. 'I he gunner fired, but it is not known whether he struck the object, as the submarine immediately disappeared. Two hours later a second attempt was made. Several submarines were sighted at the eastern entrance, their objective being several warships lying in the harbor. Four powerful searchlights on the pier were trained on the invaders, -mauling the guns on the pier and breakwater to bo used with effect- At least 200 shots were fired, and simultaneously the destroyers steamed ont to the western entrance and attacked the submarines. The gunners at the eastern forts claim to have struck a submarine which actually entered the harbor. They saw air bubbles, and later a quantity of oil rose to the surface. Tho gunners on the destroyers believe they hit at least three submarines. A great crowd of residents hurried to the eea front and watched the exciting encounter. 'Hie searchlights were sweeping the harbor, and tho guns following every movement. , The attackers did not damage the harbor or tho British warships. Later. 'Hie Admiralty still dees not confirm the attack upon the Dover Harbor. Several gunners of shore Kit terms continn the account in tin- rahles. hut express much doubt a* to the details particularly regarding hitting tho submarines.

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ENEMY'S SUBMARINES, Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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ENEMY'S SUBMARINES Issue 15674, 12 December 1914

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