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HMS Hawke (1891) sunk by German U-boat... ...

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October 16, 1914

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Oct. 16, 1914

* HMS Hawke (1891) sunk in North Sea
* German SM U-9 U-boat torpedo attack
* World War I - WWI

The front page has a banner headline:  "BIG BRITISH WARSHIP IS SUNK BY GERMAN SUBLMARINE"  with subhead. (see images) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare as such.
Complete with 14 pages, 2 small library stamp within the masthead, a little irregular along the spine, generally very nice.

wikipedia notes: In October 1914, the 10th Cruiser Squadron was deployed further south in the North Sea as part of efforts to stop German warships from attacking a troop convoy from Canada. On 15 October, the squadron was on patrol off Aberdeen, deployed in line abreast at intervals of about 16 km (10 miles). Hawke stopped at 9:30 am to pick up mail from sister ship Endymion. After recovering her boat with the mail, Hawke proceeded at 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph) without zig-zagging to regain her station, and was out of sight of the rest of the squadron when at 10:30 a single torpedo from the German submarine U-9 (which had sunk three British cruisers on 22 September), struck Hawke, which quickly capsized. The remainder of the squadron realised anything was amiss only when, after a further, unsuccessful attack on Theseus, the squadron was ordered to retreat at high speed to the northwest, and no response to the order was received from Hawke. The destroyer Swift was dispatched from Scapa Flow to search for Hawke and found a raft carrying twenty-two men, while a boat with a further forty-nine survivors was rescued by a Norwegian steamer. 524 officers and men died, including the ship's captain, with only 70 survivors (one man died of his wounds on 16 October).

Category: World War II