Bookseller: , New Mexico, United States. The work of surmounting such difficulties as escort- ing the blockships across the seas and locating their destinations would require the use of other units, and will, therefore, be described later. Now, in the case of the blocking attempt at San- tiago the MerrimaCy Lieutenant Hobson of United States Navy, failed to reach her desired destination after it had been located. Commander Ed- wards, standing near him on the gangway deck, was also shot down and completely incapacitated. Most recently updated: February 23, 2019. I afterwards visited one of the large German bat- teries near Ostende, called the Jakobynessen battery, which mounted fifteen-inch guns and fired projectiles weighing nearly one ton each — seventeen hundred- weight to be precise. Text contains maps, 39 photographs and fold-out map.
Diversionary measures in this particular case were not difficult to evolve. Such discovery would be immediately reported to the defences with the same result as that just described in the case of the submarine. Captain Halahan used to discuss every point of the coming enterprise with me; his insight and keen- ness were most marked. The shadows of the parapet wall and of the lighthouse at its extremity b. ? But how if she is closer? Our main diversion had certainly commenced, but at all costs we must have it fully developed before the blockships arrived at twenty minutes past midnight. The damaged portion must be repaired by divers unless the more elaborate method of building a coffer-dam — i. A storeroom of sorts did duty for a mess and I think the sub-lieutenant cooked the dinner.
Throughout the greater part of the war he had been in command of the naval guns on the northern front and within field-gun range of the enemy for no less than three years. The order was there- fore given to let go the starboard anchor. Nevertheless, the canal entrance was our objective. It was essential to render impossible the passage of the German naval craft out of the canal over the top of the sunken blockships. Trench system surrounded by barbefl wire d.
In recounting the preparations which followed nat- urally upon the main considerations connected with the problem in hand there has been a certain amount of unavoidable anticipation. Seven French torpedo craft and four French motor launches were included in the operation. The actual method proposed on December i8th by the latter for giving effect to his idea of a Mole attack was not followed, for it happened that Rear-Admiral Keyes took over the Dover Command, with the acting rank of Vice-Admiral, after his own plan had been submitted, and nearly four months before it could be carried out. Obviously, this necessitated the smoke drifting shorewards ahead of the approaching vessels; i. It is only after a great deal of investigation, correspondence with various departments, and conferences for co- ordinating the results of enquiries, that the details can be arranged. Cruisers with- out masts and another looking like a home for lost coal-tips.
It was largely due to his earnest entreaties that Admiral Keyes gave the command to the previous second-in-command, who was a Lieutenant of only one year standing. The whole area would thus be illumi- nated like daylight. We had also had picture post-cards and other illustrations at our disposal. Third, piecemeal removal by cutting aw'ay. The leader, there- fore, has a difficult problem to solve.
In these days of machinery and munitions, how- ever, we are apt to become ultra-materialistic in our imagination. Sixty men worked at this factory. The only other comparison between the places which calls for mention here is as follows. These were the blockships and Vindictive. Daffodil was then to drop alongside Vindictive and her parties were to climb over the latter and up to the Mole. Bookseller: , United Kingdom London: Herbert Jenkins, 1924, 1924. If the German High Seas Fleet had shown any ac- tivity it is a doubtful matter whether Sir David Beatty would have allowed his officers and men to leave the fleet.
First, bodily removal with the aid of some lifting agent. At night the attackers must be illuminated by star-shell, flares, or searchlights. The guns could hardly miss her — in fact, the gunners could select which particular portion of her should serve as their target. But in the ordinary course of events such an arrangement is impracticable. In this particular case the main obstacle admittedly constructed for the purpose was the German High Seas Fleet. Event- ually lots were drawn and the winners were greatly envied by their less fortunate confreres.
Correspondence was permitted, but strictly on the understanding that the letters would be retained at one of the mail offices until the operation had been completed. Philip Warner has talked with many of the survivors and corresponded with others, some of whom now live in distant parts of the world. The upper works and upper deck of the ship received the brunt of it. At Ostende, the work of the blockships, with regard to reaching their destination, was confined to that of nmning the gantlet of the shore batteries when once the entrance had been located, but the latter — i. We will now consider the mine problem. They did not set them- selves up on pedestals as men who could not fail — they left no stone unturned to ensure success.
Colonel Elliot, commanding the Marine storming forces, and his second-in-command. Their discovery would give the whole show away; the enemy would know that we were approaching; the whole element of surprise would be lost. The careful navigator always follows a similar procedure, but, in ordinary cases, he knows that a fault in position can probably be remedied in time to avoid untoward incident. The wall being at least twenty-nine feet above the water, no gun at a less height could fire over it in a downward direction. But we were quite mystified w'hen one of the officers produced a small chunk of iron and remarked that he had brought it on board in case we ran short of ammunition. This alternative was actually followed; it does not require much imagination to realise the diffi- culties and dangers in placing them in readiness for the operation and in removing them again on each occasion when the operation was postponed.