British Submarine Flotilla in the Baltic

British Submarine Flotilla in the Baltic

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A British submarine flotilla operated in the Baltic Sea for three years during the First World War. The squadron of nine submarines was attached to the Russian Baltic Fleet. The main task of the flotilla was to prevent the import of iron ore from Sweden to Imperial Germany. The success of the flotilla also forced the German Navy in the Baltic to keep to their bases and denied the German High Seas Fleet a training ground. The flotilla was based in Reval (Tallinn), and for most of its career commanded by Captain Francis Cromie. The flotilla originally consisted of six E-class and five C-class submarines. The smaller C-class submarines reached the Baltic Sea through canals in Russia; the long-range E-class submarines managed to enter the German backwaters by passing undetected through the narrow and shallow Danish Straits. Two of the subs were lost to stranding and one went missing, now presumed sunk by a mine.show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136699389
  • 9786136699387