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A MODERN SEA FIGHT

SUBMARTN E DESTROYER-BIPLANE VERSUS CRUISER. The captain and crew of a modern nan-r-f-war ha!\ e to keep th"ir wits about them nlier, an ene;a.gement is on. .nvordmg to the account, given to the ' Evenim; Standard' and 'St. James's Gazette ' by a mid*h:nman of a three-cornered action, in which the French cruiser Waldeck-Eous-seau was tin- centre of attraction in the .Adriatic. The .nn.-er was heading .for t'.tttaro in the small bonis ox the morning, and was warned that three submarines had stolen out to meet her. The dav had scarcely broken when an .Austrian hit lai:o , ante sailing through the iir straight towards, tin cruiser, lloverinu at certainly not more than l.oCOli ibove the .-hip." and uumo\cd appaiently i-v the hail of .-hot aimed at it by the qui, k-firers the biplane let tall, a bomb, v.hi, hj splashed into the ,-ea about oOtt only to .-tarixiard, abaft the bridge. A second bomb jnst mls.-ed the poit qiiaitoi. At th" same moment the look out signalled a submarine onlv SCOyd.- to .-tarbo.ird. The s'ibmaiine discharged a tequdo almost as soon as she was sighted, but the ship had had time to shift her helm, and the cieadly si'att went swirling by i >• more thai: -,- t v- UI vi. i-ii o tfotH P.eiuru it could make a second siiot the cruiser h-j-l Mown away peristole, and aimrho: or vol.-ide jimst K-.re ; iii:k her. for site -a- never seen again. An. ther submarii:-' ...nie sneaking uii n:i the other side. A destroyer endeavored to draw the (.rui.-'i's hie while the. submarine <.rept in and Je.dt a deadly blow. Th-- WaldcLk-lioiis-.ji was easny a match for the two of mem. and shortly atVr t>'t? dcstiover inru.d and ran for haihor with a. uastv ii-; :<■ post, while the Mibituane di\td :-> .-,.,; e a --t' ,rm ot shell, and did not show itself again.

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A MODERN SEA FIGHT, Issue 15695, 8 January 1915

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A MODERN SEA FIGHT Issue 15695, 8 January 1915

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