Report of Drifters off Cape Helles 14 January 1919

Report of Drifters off Cape Helles 14 January 1919

 

 

S.O. 9th Div of Drifters

D “Northesk” II

Cape Helles.

Jan 14 1919

Commanding Officer.

H.M.S. “Europa”

 

Sir,

 

I have the honour to report the following mines sunk by vessels in my Division during passage from Mudros to Chanak.

 

H.M.D. “Northesk II” No. 2022. (local No 91).

Date: – Dec 22nd 1918.

Position: – 390 49’ 00” N.  250 28’ 00” E.

Depth of Water: – 51 fthms.

Description: – Floating mine (French) bottoms upward, spherical with lever             running down one side.

Name of Mine: – French Mine “B” (Fig 61. Book of Mines).

How sunk Rifle Fire (Mark VII).

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H.M.D. “Ten” No 1052. (local No 94).

Date: – Dec 28th 1918.

Position: – 390 57’ 00” N 250 31’ 00” E.

Depth of Water: – 12 fthms.

Description: – Floating mine, (British) spherical bottom upwards with bar    across.

Name of Mine: – British Elia (Fig 36 Book of Mines).

How sunk: – Rifle Fire (Mark VII).

 

 

I have the honour to be

Sir

Your obedient servant

 

Reginald H. Palmer

Lt. R.N.V.R.

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