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THE EMDEN

) AX IXSI DIC VIKW, FROM A HHR MAX'S DIARY. Th> IT 1 bovine' diarv notes are of into res'. as they were written by a German ahea d the Eimlen. The writer was taken prison'!' after the fight, sent to Colombo, and I ransi'erred to Tahiti. The eomjn;e;r translate*!.! it to an engineer on the Tahiti, who wrote it down as dictated. The Linden left Tsing-tao on .Inly 31, dodging down in the, direction of Japan. Received by wireless on August, 5 news of war between Russia and Germany. Keeping out of the way of vessels, she steanie;'! into tire Sea of Japan, and the r e fell in with the Russian steamer Rat/a-n. Then the diary tells of “ incidents ” in destroying many vessels of the mercantile tV-'-'c Li PtA, cxvc- Ctic stokers for the famous hclt!cd-up navy. August 4.—Captured Russian mail bon’ ■Raizan. A prize crew and "nns were transferred to the prize, widen was despatched to Tsing-tao. the Russians being sent 'to Vladivostock. Next day news of war with England was received, and the Emtlen returned to Tsing-tao, where, after eoaliny. she went to sea, accompanied hy the M arcomannia. carrying 6.COR tons of coal. Going south, she coaled from her tender at Timor, and made her way into the Bay of Bengal, by unfrequented finite. On September the Em den captured tile (.’■reck steamer Pontaporons wiih 6.0C0 tons of Bengal coal. A prize crew was put aboard, and the prize accompanied her captor. On the same day the british ship Indus was sunk, her crew being transferred to th** M arcomannia. At 4 p.m. the following day the British ship Lovat was sunk, the Indus and Lovat being fitted as Indian transports. At 11 p.m. on September 12 the British .ship Kabinga

was captured and taken with the Kniden. September 13 was a busy day, the British ships .Kiiiin and Diplomat being sunk, the latter having on board 6.OCQ tons of cargo for England from Calcutta. Both crews were placed on the Kabinea. as was also the crew of the British ship Trabhoch. wlrrh was sunk at 5 p.m. the following day. The Kabinga was tir-ii sent to Calcutta, At 11.35 o’clock the same might the Clan MaDicr-on was cent to the bottom, her crew being transferred to the Marcoinannia. The Clan Mathevon had racehorses aboard for Calcutta. The Pontnporous, which had been previously petit away with a prize c-?w, was on September 16 eaptiir ii hy H.M.S. Yarmouth and taken to Singapore. On September 18 tiie Linden disposed of some <f her guest.? by transferring the Clan Math-.v-on’s crew to the Norwegian ship Dank:, the Linden's skipper paving Die.? fares to Rangoon. The diary is distinct about p*iy : in> the fares. The shelling of .Madras is noted in the diary in these words : " September 22--From 9.56 p.m. till 9.47 p.m. bombarded naval oil tanks at .Madras: shore battery replied, but failed to hit Linden.”

The Enidrn then slunk off. and. judging from the entries in the diary, she must have practically run into a Heel of British steamers, which are merely described as ''phips.” On .'•’enti'iulier 25 the King Lud ami the Hynnivk wore sunk, the crews being placed on tim Man omannia. On the 2kth the Hrvfcvak* .was captured and taken along. The following day the Burosk. with 6,000 tons of Cardiff coal for the Xkivy, was captured and also taken with the Linden. Thai was at 1 a.m. At 7.20 fi.ni. the I>Mna was sunk and her crew placed on the Gry ft*vale, as was also the crew of the Foyle. winch was sunk two hours iatrr. The accinn.iilal'-.d British crews were now put on t li:• Hrytevale and sent to Colombo, win re five arrived alter hging captured and rel eased hy the Koiii.gsberg cn rout;*. Hu September 50 the Maremrmnia. having supplied all her coal to the cruiser, was sent away. The next entry is (tetohr-r 9. when the Linden calhd at the Island of Diga (!ab:a and the officers and men went ashore. The next eaotnre was the (Tan Hra'it. on

i the I6DI. which, with her large cargo of 1 Doits, m;is mink and the crow placed -mi | the Lured:. The following flay 'he Ta ■ 1 1 nit ii ia n dredge t'arrauiaUa was funk, the I crew j.lining the (T in GrantV. 1 hey being ! I’lirlln-i- .an.;;iienled Dial day hy the '.-eo. | of tha Bt :am;;;r, v. Idea wa.- f tiiik at 'MO J p.m. On Octohe" 13 the Bine 1* impel 1 lilts* r Tio.Tn,s was eatilnrcd. the p.az.se!i.a,'’r.'s i including a lady. They were placed on 1 t !i- ■ St, Egbert, which we? capture I a; j 9.20 p.m.. and the T'roiins ;;iiik. (in 1 ’.'.i'll 6.€09 furs of ( ardifl coal, wa? cap--1 inred ami tak-'-u along to Lmden. At 8. 459 p.m. Die ( htlkana. with he.'*--' i rpiniititiea of rf-re.'. was ."link, and tim 1 crew put <ni tbg St. Egbert. wVch v.n? ■ <lc.«p»tc!i..*d to an liiiknov. n 1,1 :-t. j Tim next is a significant entry l'::d I | probably ha* ~ n ;nv ndation to Adndrrd. j I Murdce's notable r.iynar ainmt piuriot i?:n | I; ami profits. TTic cin ry read? : ■' ( l< t,„krr 1 ; 21- -'-■ic Ex fort a way to be pich'al up.’ | ; TTi-" w. r; 1 " again ” h;; 5 )ire»nina :*!/ lean, j : omitted. T:;e Bnrw; wan rent ,wvay c; j Lie 25th. and "II the 23*. !l t!w E’l -Ml | i went to Rcnang, where siie ; m!: 1 h'* j narrowly e’eap.-d f.mni torpedo-s Man a | Eren-h dectrcyc:-. Two torju d-;er. v.m ! : lined. Tin; Eimlen had to g*> full ;q eed ! ■ astern to c.-ar tin- first ami tim p-v-md. j Lioiigi; rile lino* a <bnt ahead. g";’zing lac;- I ! .'"ern. The Einden 1 l;,*.i e}wiK-.l fir-* ;e"i 1 i Haiti; tin"' .Test r-y-■;■ f,d oumiiicl i.30 of in- ’ crew !?-;;ig .‘aw.l. ami two days hit* 1 , sent, to F-miang. The Btircsk •rrll •• ! ; [ with rad on Xovcnilier 1. am! afar wai | ! ing tha Eind-en wait'd in the > trait; ol ; i snndn on the 4th and sth mi the lank out I I for Aiistraiian shipping, kor. v tfiou! r- | ( suit. On Xovemlior y t in* Fa fori wa l picked up ami again sent away. j • The m*xt entry i? October 9. which is j : dez.cr'.hed as •• me fat *1 flay for Linden.” j ; When the look-out f'-.'seried smoke on the | ■ horizon at 9 a.in. Die Kmden harl only I i eight of law twelve boiler.: nmler et'T.m. j : As roon as tlm ;Sydney \> :■ ? *o■-gnl; *d 1 i '•all rteam was made” and the anclmj', I 1 wmch’d. H-i 1 cadv for action, '-teamril towaiai? Sydney, and ~p.‘iK’d fi'"' r.i 5.Ci,( ! yard?. Tiie cdlier BnreL;. vi:i'; Hcniian t ’craw aboard. *t ~ I r-nt t<> c.a. and ! nailed back D** resuit of tin- KnnlenT 1 fire. About the third shot the SydneyV - ra.nge-fiiul a. - wr.« ."tiiashed. .'-t eamn:.; on; 'of nag:' „f 1 1 ■:• kiag'n'? 4.5 011:1?. the ■ Sydney opened a o'evaat.i! ing fire Lwm S her Pin. •• Kiwi shot hit !.■"-* funmfi. i Ihj ■; 1 foremaal, and ail oilier funnel*, fell.” : W i!**n In-* Lindau’? torpedo imtu -ax i p!i:<i.;.:l s'*!•:> wa? hr ache'l. ' T Is? Sydney ll'cn cic-sed tin- L:r'-;-h. • bn: L;a crew opemd tin: ami e; el;? ami I left her. in live heats, and were picked i np. The F;;k!-:i v,a? !1;-: 1 < rd.-.r,/ to i haul down the G-erman bag. bin r.-rus- i. j After the : yelney r.-ajiem d fi-,e ; -■* iwn- : don In 1 *•;•/,* into flame, site bnrmd ligid 1 ito th- fc g'c'i.-tI? else!:, win r- tlit? Wonmi.-.j j j i were lying. i The diary then dost rihr.t La- pa *.*•, g(.’oioni’oo and th- transfer of an engine.-?, a s-r.r nit, and four stokers to the Tahiti. The Kaiser’.! mph-w wa? id;*--,- | ."bin"-! the Drvioto. Fritz liD **.■ ■ ’.. mm c{ tim crew, wna a nephew of th*’ inventor of the Dnes-.e! engine. I n.?t'amLom; were M sned by th.? Admiigi.Ty tint tiie KmdcnV otlicers were to !>••> -iven all bon, r? of war. a:if| );i.- aliov od to reL.in t kwords. ’I h.e oirn-ev? hao 1 paeviouL l ,- Ihrown their swords ov-rlv :md.

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THE EMDEN, Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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THE EMDEN Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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