Sunday, 22 January 2017

British protected cruiser HMS Hermes sunk by German submarine U-27 according to the Dutch newspaper Nieuwe Tilburgsche Courant dated 3 November 1914

An item dated Copenhagen, Netherlands 2nd referred to the British magazine Poliken that in London, England everybody was in miner after the loss of the Hermes. At Dover, England were all flags at half-mast while most of her crewmembers came from Dover.(1)

1. Of the Highflyer-class protected cruisers, laid down by Fairfield Shipbuilding&Engineering, Govan, Scotland on 30 April 1897, launched on 7 April 1898, completed on 5 October 1899, fitted out as a seaplane tender in 1913 and sunk by the German submarine U-27 underway from Dunkirk, France to England off the Ruylingen Bank in the Straits of Dover with a loss of 22 men on 31 October 1914.