Publication Volume 1

Publication Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...News, Va., via Plymouth, England, on January 11, 1919. On August 5 the Stanley M. Seaman, a four-masted schooner of 1,060 gross tons, bound from Newport News to Porto Plata, San Domingo, with a cargo of coal, was halted in latitude 34 59' N., longitude 73 18' W. by a shot from the V-tJfl. The crew of the schooner took the boats at once and rowed to the submarine, where they delivered their papers. They informed the German officers that they "had left the schooner in a hurry and were without sufficient food and water," whereupon the submarine took their boats in tow and returned them to the schooner, where they were permitted to provision. They were ordered to run a line from the stern of the. schooner to the bow of the submarine and after so doing were permitted to leave the vicinity. The day following the sinking of the Stanley M. Seaman the V-lJfi sank the American steamship Merdk (formerly Dutch), 3,024 tons gross, 4 miles west of Diamond Shoals Lightship. The Merdk was proceeding at about 8 knots an hour, when at 1.40 p. m. a shot from the submarine crossed her bows. The weather was so hazy that the submarine, which was 4 miles off the port bow, was invisible, but the flashes of her guns could be seen. The Merdk put about at once and made for shore, steering a zigzag course. The submarine pursued, firing at intervals of about a minute. The Merdk, which was not armed, ran aground after the submarine had fired her thirtieth shot and the crew took to the boats. The Germans drew up to the steamer, boarded her from the deck of the submarine, placed their bombs, and as soon as these had exploded, called the lifeboats alongside and questioned the captain of the Merak. After checking up the captain's answers in Lloyds, the submarine officer...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549120
  • 9781236549129