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K Boat Catastrophe : Eight Ships and Five Collisions.

Author: N S Nash
Publisher: Havertown : Pen and Sword, 2009.
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On 31 January 1918 nine K Class steam-powered submarines sailed with the Grand Fleet to Exercise in the North Sea. The ships left the Firth of Forth at a speed of 21 knots on a cold winter night with the flagship HMS Courageous leading the way. Following in her wake was HMS Ithuriel and the K Class submarines of the 13th Submarine Flotilla and then 5 nautical miles astern of them, four more capital warships. As they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nash, N.S.
K Boat Catastrophe : Eight Ships and Five Collisions.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: N S Nash
ISBN: 9781783374847 1783374845
OCLC Number: 905992961
Description: 1 online resource (154 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Setting the Scene; Chapter 2: At Anchor; Chapter 3: Under Way; Chapter 4: Court of Inquiry; Chapter 5: The Reckoning; Chapter 6: The Verdict --
Who Was Really to Blame?; Chapter 7: Whatever Happened to ...?; Appendix 1: The K Boats; Appendix 2: The Roll of Honour; Bibliography and Sources; Index.

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On 31 January 1918 nine K Class steam-powered submarines sailed with the Grand Fleet to Exercise in the North Sea. The ships left the Firth of Forth at a speed of 21 knots on a cold winter night with the flagship HMS Courageous leading the way. Following in her wake was HMS Ithuriel and the K Class submarines of the 13th Submarine Flotilla and then 5 nautical miles astern of them, four more capital warships. As they approached The Isle of May navigational confusion broke out, caused by the misinterpretation of ship's steaming lights and mayhem followed. During the next couple of hours five coll.

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