Report: HMS King Edward VII sunk by mine

On the 6th January 1916, the HMS King Edward VII struck a mine whilst travelling towards Belfast. The mine had been laid by German cruiser SMS Möwe. After initially trying to tow the ship to safety, the Captain gave the order to abandon the sinking King Edward VII and the crew were transferred to destroyers Fortune and Marne. All but one of the crew were safely evacuated.

HMS King Edward VII

HMS King Edward VII in 1907 via Wikipedia Commons

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