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1st submarine to be sunk by another...

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October 20, 1914

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Oct. 20, 1914

* HMS E3 British Royal Navy submarine
* Imperial German Navy U-27 U-boat
* 1st time a submarine was sunk by another

The front page has a banner headline in red lettering:  "GERMAN WARSHIPS SINK BRITISH SUBMARINE"  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 12 pages, 2 small library stamp within the masthead, a little irregular along the spine, generally very nice.

wikipedia notes: HMS E3 was the third E-class submarine to be constructed, built at Barrow by Vickers in 1911-1912. Built with compartmentalisation and endurance not previously achievable, these were the best submarines in the Royal Navy at the start of the First World War. She was sunk in the first ever successful attack on one submarine by another, when she was torpedoed on 18 October 1914 by U-27.

Category: World War II