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Honour - 'Konigsberg' 1915


Date - 15-July
Type - Single Ship or Boat Service Actions
Conflict - World war 1; 1914-18

 
Description The action took place on the Rufiji River in German East Africa.

The German light cruiser Konigsberg (3,350 tons 10 x 4.1" guns) had carried out a series of raids along the river when she was found by reconnaissance aircraft.

Two monitors, HMS Mersey and Severn (each 1,260 tons, 2 x 6" and 2 x 4.7" guns) engaged and destroyed the cruiser.

 

 
 
HM Ships
Mersey  Severn       
         
 
This page last edited - 14 June, 2012.

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