Sunday, 23 July 2017

French torpedo boat No. 72 heavily damaged in collision with tug according to the Dutch magazine Machineblad dated 1903-1904 no. 5

An item referred to the magazine le Yacht reporting that the French torpedo boat No. 72 was heavily damaged in a collision with a tug off Cherbourg, France. Several hull plates were pressed inside and in the boiler room killed one men and 3 men badly burned. The torpedo boat was towed towards Cherbourg but probably no longer to be used for war purposes.