Report of Drifters off Cape Helles 22 January 1919

Report of Drifters off Cape Helles 22 January 1919

 

S.O. 9th Div of Drifters

D “Northesk” II

Cape Helles.

Jan 22nd 1919

Commanding Officer.

H.M.S. “Europa”

 

Sir,

 

I have the honour to report the following mine sunk by one of my Division while returning to Aliki Bay Imbros to anchor after completing her days’ escorting duties.

 

H.M.D. “Ten” No 1052. (local No 94).

Date: – January 17th 1919.

Position: – 400 06’ 30” N 260 00’ 00” E.

Depth of Water: – 24 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.

Lieut. R.N.V.R.

S.O. of Div.

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