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Re: Wessex

Postby Hornbeam » Wed Dec 15, 2021 3:11 pm

Too right with that amount of damage, on first looking I thought she had ploughed into a Dock Wall until I managed to read the handwriting, certainly good Damage Control saved her. Looks like she T Boned the other vessel which I suspect will have sank.
Interesting that there appears to be nothing on record although being Wartime their Lordships would want to keep it quiet which leads me to believe the vessel she hit was one of ours rather than German.
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Re: Wessex

Postby E28 » Thu Dec 16, 2021 7:13 pm

It may have been extreme damage to Wessex but certainly not as extreme as the destroyer on the receiving end of this encounter.

Admiralty W class Wessex was in collision with half sister, Admiralty V class Vancouver on 26 June 1918 with 2 and 5 dead respectively with Vancouver hit almost amidships. Both were back at sea in short order, Wessex on 3 August, Vancouver, much more seriously injured, 3 December.

http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/W-Ships/wessex1918.html
is here for the benefit of those who don't know what all of Wessex looks like, Vancouver from Beardmore was almost identical.
Thats all folks. Sean.
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Re: Wessex

Postby Whickham » Thu Dec 16, 2021 8:50 pm

Brilliant, thank you.

For VANCOUVER, see: http://clydeships.co.uk/view.php?year_b ... =VANCOUVER
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Re: Wessex

Postby Hornbeam » Fri Dec 17, 2021 7:58 am

Well done on the research E28, certainly uncovered a vessel (Vancouver) which went on as the Vimy to an illustrious career in which she interestingly did a bit of "Ramming" herself and lasted until 1948.
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