Popularising account of the work of the patrolling and mine-sweeping flotillas stationed at Harwich, by E.F. Knight, a British war correspondant.
THE HARWICH FORCE
The Opening of the War: p. 5
The light cruisers and destroyers—Harwich in war time—The Harwich Force goes out—The first shots of the naval war—Sinking of the Königin Luise—Loss of the Amphion.
The Heligoland Bight Action: p. 23
The plan—The sweep by the Harwich Force—The destroyers in action—Arethusa’s duel with the Frauenlob—Off Heligoland again—Action with German light cruisers—The Mainz sunk—End of the Arethusa.
Other Actions: p. 45
The battle of the Dogger Bank—The sinking of the Blücher—The Lowestoft raid—The action off Texel.
The Convoys: p. 55
The Beef Trip—Escorting mine-layers—Encounters with enemy mine-sweepers—Sinking of the Meteor—The Centaur mined.
Escorting Seaplaness: p. 73
The Cuxhaven raid—The Sylt raid—Enemy patrol boats sunk—Loss of the Medusa—The flagship rams an enemy destroyer—Saving of the Landrail.
The Patrols: p. 97
Raids on enemy trawler fleets—The unsleeping watch—Patrolling the Channel barrage—Patrolling the mine-net barrage—The patrols in action.
THE HARWICH SUBMARINE FLOTILLA
Composition of the Flotilla; p. 113
The shore establishment—Heavy losses of the flotilla—Humorous incidents—Drowning the mascot—Bluffing the Huns.
Reconnaissance and Mine-Laying: p. 127
The eyes of the Fleet—The Westphalen torpedoed—Mine-laying submarines—Destruction of U boats.
Fine Submarine Records: p. 145
Some narrow escapes—Sinking a Zeppelin—The doings of the E9—Sinking of the Prince Adalbert—The decoy trawler.
German Crimes: p. 163
Loss of the E 13—Inhuman Hun methods—Stranding of the U.C. 5—German traps—Risky salvage work.
THE HARWICH AUXILIARY PATROL AND MINE-SWEEPING FORCE
The Royal Naval Trawler Reserve: p. 181
Mine-sweeping trawlers—Captains courageous—Scotch drifters—The motor launches—Keeping open the swept channels.
Work of the Auxiliaries: p. 207
Mine-sweeping methods—Indicator nets—Heavy losses—Brilliant rescues.
CONCLUSION: p. 231
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1919.
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