Tuesday, 25 July 2017

French torpedo boat No. 79 heavily damaged after hitting the rock Ourial according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1903-1904 no. 7

An item referred to the magazine Mitteilungen reporting that during the torpedo boat manoeuvres the French torpedo boat No. 79, part of the mobile defence of Lorient, France, hit the rock Ourial, With a bended bow and water streaming into the sailors accommodation could she thanks to the watertight bulheads kept floating and be brought towards Brest, France.