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A GRAPHIC STORY. I An officer, serving on the Undaunted, " sends this .sth'rinp: account off the Dutrh » ooa'-t, when four German destroyers weie *' sunk. , , ''We. steamed out of Harwicti with all ' ships' companies jubilant and ea::er i) ' get into the. danper zone, as it was re- ■ ported that a certain amount of 'liveliness' prevailed in the North Sea. All 1 was quiet until two o'clock, when heading 1 up northwards and skirting the DuUli ' coast line we sighted ihe. smoke of four - vessels. Our captain immediately cleared i for action and signalled the order in ' chase. We steamed at top speed with » two do.strovers disposed on either side of I US. It was a never-to-be-lo;gotten sipht , nerve; strained to then- utmost tension. ' and evevvbodv as keen as mustard at our luck. We .-teamed, at lop speed, Tho ' seas and sorav flew ail over us, and covered us 'fore and aft. The German i destroyers turned about, and fled, but we hod the. advantage in -oc-d, and soon got within iMiiso with our G-mch Low-gun, ' and opened fire. Our captain formed up our flotilla on either bow. and once within ' effective ravine our 4-ini-h semi-automatia pins blazed'"away, tie de.-lr, .yer- '■ independently. TIIK ENE.MY i '-RNERED. [ "The German destroyers, se.eim; themselves coinend. altered their course, with the intention of obbiiiiino; a better slrateml i position. Thev o|,en-d tire -mi us, m-'-t of the ,1 tin- heme; aimed at t!ie destroyers. I.u-ty .-'hems i-ancr Ini'ii <>aT .-hip's as tii" lir.-t. German de.-tioyor -lisappeared. At a dr-tance of . yards' , r 0-iireb Iv.ldite -hell struck h-'-r ju-t below f»e bridi-e >he Luipled ov,r -,n iar b- am-ends like ;i woanded bird, th.-u , righted heiself level with the siuface, air! iinallv phmrzed bow !i:sl. all in tiie spa.-i of about tv.-. minute;. At 2.55 p.m. ilia , second of tic enemvV '..s-.-ls was -v-m l-» be ~uL of action, le in- ablaze fore and i aft. showine the f, anal havoc cur lvddit.t ! sli.-lls «■<■!.■-,-. As ~: . di >hell hit it I mi.vk. tunnels, iami,;e. torpedo tubes, and 'I nil <iecK (ilti'nu'-- -ii, ;... r .e;,r«-J h'ire rjaji', ! d-'Use funics from the cNnlosive, tha i deadliest, of its kind, cv.-rinp; the ships [„,,. e and Y\'e actually jias.-ed over I the spot. v. In-re tii" l'ir.-L ves.-el lian ptmk. j and just- for a space ~f a couple of second--. as we were t"a;iu;» throuch the water at ! over 30 knot- an hour, we cviphl sight of 1 scre.s of poor wretch'-s i'.oatin- almi.t, : and climriu-: t., chaned and biac!:eneJ • debris .and week nee. | S.VATNG OK LIFE. ■'■ This vas truly a pitiable sifiht, but. •is i'.e ico'i t-.'o) nioio cijiiibiibalits !o put out of action, to stop at such clo.-e ran.-e. even to sa'.e, life, woiild have ln-oi cooi;ins di.-aslei-. We sie-uld me:eiy !;av ■ ! been exposin:; o-,n sel'.-es-to t r.rj ,eij.,es. Wo j had to tii-ar" alone;, mid try ami l'oi„"t ; tip- "iiiioeine result, of icir work. Tic ; svioud ship «S' I!"", a m.-ir-s of -eetilin ? j fimnes. sunk quite k-'.-I witii the valor. ! nnd '•'•" soon liaii tiie two ! literally holed and mainied. I'urins ..f the de-trovers and phaced her ! bors de combal. Tla- Legion had two | ]-:, :i wounded. Tv :■■ o0 th» action v...i 1 ~v. r and th" Germa.-i i'eet hud beeii ;e. ! f :„c"d liv four units. 'limn came. th--. I order to' lower b-.ais ami ,iiv- i.f'v Al- - •'''■ >!'•'■'•■' ■■•" o!b-ers a:;it 20 men. I dim of th.- c-m-.-iv. lie- ~- j.t-.--.11 of the d»j .trover S lin. Ma-; .-o La :iy d that |;V.; i . r lrn,.-n^o^.!.-';.-r' , d»-<r,-.-er, ninst !,:,...■ bee l; aboi.t ir'-u. :'■ over .md j ~p , u i, c ,j ~, ,),,, „r-;,so:-;b --ladi Last- d ; pf',,"' Tho— •■• nil !.,-d Ti it',l.o mad-- a

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THE UNDAUNTED'S ACHIEVMENT, Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

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THE UNDAUNTED'S ACHIEVMENT Issue 15685, 26 December 1914

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