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By N.S. Nash

On 31 January 1918 9 ok classification steam-powered submarines sailed with the Grand Fleet to workout within the North Sea. The ships left the Firth of Forth at a pace of 21 knots on a chilly wintry weather evening with the flagship HMS brave top the best way. Following in her wake was once HMS Ithuriel and the okay category submarines of the thirteenth Submarine Flotilla after which five nautical miles astern of them, 4 extra capital warships.

As they approached The Isle of may perhaps navigational confusion broke out, brought on by the misinterpretation of ship's steaming lighting fixtures and mayhem undefined. in the course of the subsequent couple of hours 5 collisions happened concerning 8 ships and leading to the loss of life of one zero five officials and rankings. This fiasco and the ensuing naval research and court docket marshal have been protected against most people and saved in mystery records until eventually the entire information have been published in 1994. From this authentic document, the writer now tells the total tale of that dreadful evening and the lawsuits that undefined. heritage details at the evolution of the ill-fated and lots more and plenty hated ok classification submarines can also be integrated including the research and court docket marshal lawsuits of the occasions surrounding that tragic night.

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