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Below are a few photographs that have been kindly sent to me by visitors to this website and may be of interest to other readers.

Mainz sinks The German light cruiser SMS Mainz being watched by British seaman as she sinks at the Battle of Heligoland Bight on the 28th of August 1914.  From H.W. Wilson's The Great War, courtesy of Barry Slemmings.

A close up of the rear twin 8.2 inch gun turret of the German armoured cruiser SMS Scharnhorst.  Scharnhorst took part in the German victory at the Battle of Coronel off the coast of Chile on 1st November 1914 before being sunk by British forces at the Battle of the Falkland Islands on the 8th of December 1914.  From H.W. Wilson's The Great War, courtesy of Barry Slemmings. Scharnhorst guns

diadem British cruisers HMS Spartiate [foreground] and HMS Diadem photographed after 1910 when funnel bands were first introduced. Probably taken at Portsmouth between 1910 and 1914 where they served with Home Fleet and Third Fleet. Both ships survived the Great War. Picture courtesy of Durham Bubb who rescued the negative from a flat clearance.  Identification by Barry Slemmings, courtesy of the National Maritime Museum Library.

A picture of the British battleship HMS Hercules at Wilhelmshaven harbour in December 1918 after the German fleet had surrendered.  Picture courtesy of J. Burggraf from Germany whose grandfather, Robert Leffin, took it whilst a seaman of SMS Nassau. hms hercules

SMS Nassau Picture of the German Dreadnought battleship SMS Westfalen firing her 11inch main guns seen from SMS Nassau whilst both were part of the I Battle Squadron.  Picture courtesy of J. Burggraf from Germany whose grandfather, Robert Leffin, took it whilst a seaman of SMS Nassau.

A picture of the former British battleship HMS Canada. Thanks to Trish for the picture which was taken by her father and captioned on the back "Ex 'Canada' Now Chilean Navy".  the ship was built for Chile, taken over by the British during World War 1 and then returned to Chile post war. Canada.JPG (83459 bytes)

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