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 KILLED IN ACTION
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"Thirteen Victims from German shell at Riga"

A recent exchange telegram from Copenhagen states that The British hospital ship Princess Margaret returned to Copenhagen from Riga with four wounded British sailors of the cruiser Dragon.according to "politiken" the Dragon was struck by a German shell at Riga killing 9 and wounding 4.

The Dragon left Chatham only a few weeks since for the Baltic after having escorted HMS Renown conveying the Prince of Wales to Canada.

For the past two weeks  there have been persistent rumours at Chatham of a disaster having occurred to the Dragon in Russian waters but no official confirmation could be obtained of the reports.It is understood now ,however,that one of the Dragon's 6 in guns was struck and the gun's crew practically wiped out.

Two of her boats stowed on deck were also destroyed.Eleven gunnery ratings left Chatham on saturday to replace the men killed and disabled in the crew and two new boats are also being sent out to the ship from the Dockyard.

as reported in the ROCHESTER AND GILLINGHAM NEWS -MILITARY AND NAVAL CHRONICLE dated  saturday November 15th 1919       



 
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