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British Irresistible and Ocec
by Floating Mines While
THREE BATTLE SHIPS?handset?
I^ondon. March 19.?<The British bat- \
tleships Irrisictfblo and Ocean and the \
Frenca battleship Bouvet were blown;
up by floating mines w:ile engaged |
with the remainder of the allied fleet
in attacking the forts in the nar-1
rows of the Dardanelles Thursday.
Virtually all the crews of the two !
nKirvn c-nnaA liorillo- VlOfin !
snips ?Cl c oavtu, uauug uv.vu
transferred lo ot?. er ships, under a
ho? tire, but an internal explosion
took place on board the Bauvet after
she bad fouled the mine and most of j
her crew was lost. The Bouvet sank
three minutes after she hit t'.ie mine. j
The waters in wr.ich the ships were j
lost had been swept of mines but the !
British admiralty asserts that ti'.ie |
Turks and Germans set noanng con-;
tainers of explosives adrift, and these '
were carried down by the current on j
to the allied ships gathered inside the j
entrance of t?':e straits.
All Old Ships.
All the ships sunk were old ones, j
Tho Rouvet was built nearly 20 years
ago and the Ocean and Irrisistibie
in 1898. They were useful, however,
for the work in which they were engaged
in the Dardanelles. Tine sunken j
British ships are being replaced by
the battle snips Queen and Implaca-j
ble, vessels of a similar type. They j
are said to have started some time ago j
in anticipation of just such losses as |
have now occurred. Two other ships, j
the Britis: battle cruiser Inflexible,
and the French battleship Gaulois,
were Sit by shells and damaged. British
casualties, according to the Britisii i
official report, "were not heavv con-1
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sidering tne scale 01 operations.
The damage done to tfce Turkish :
forts by the heavy bombardment has J
not been ascertained. It is said that
operations against them are continu- |
ing. The forts attacked are those on !
each side of Kephez bay and on
Kephez point outside the narrows and <
ticse on Kalidbahr and Chanak in 1
The Kephez forts replied strongly
wtien the battle ships advanced up the
Dardanelles and all the ships were hit. ;
It is asserted that these forts finally j
were silenced and a bombardment of j
t.ose in the narrows was under way ;
w&en the three battle ships hit the j
mines. TY.-.e blowing up of ihe ships j
did not cause a cessation of the fight- !
ing, which continued until darkness !
. intervened. It is understood the en- j
gagement was resumed today.
The admiralty tonight gave out the '
"An account of the operations at
the Dardanelles on the 38th of Maran>j
"Mine sweeping having been in ;
progress during the last ten days in- :
side the straits, a general attack was j
delivered by the British and French !
fleet yesterday (Thursday) morning
upon the fortresses at the narrows.
At 10:45 a. m. t'-ie Queen Elizabeth,
Inflexible. Agamemnon and x ord Nelson
bombarded Forts J. L. T. U and !
V, while th? Triumph and Prince !
George fired at batteries F, E and H.
A heavy fire was opened on the ships
from howitzers and field guns. At!
12:22"o'clock the French squadron,
consisting of toe Suffern, Gaulois,
Charlemagne and Bouvet, advanced.
up the Dardanelles and engaged t?e !
forts at closer range. Forts J, U, F i
and E replied strongly. Their fire was j
^ilcnce by the ten battleships inside |
the straits, all the ships being hit
several times during this part of the
."By 1:25 p. m. all the forts liad :
ALLIED WARSHIPS RETURN TO J
Find Conditions Too Had to Accomplish
Much Against Powerful
Forts of Dardanelles.
London, March 20.?Six battleships j
re-entered the Dardanelles straits Fri- j
day, according to a dispatch received !
here by the Reuter Telegram com- j
pany from the island of Tenedos.
This resumption of the action after
the loss Thursday of the French battleship
Bouvet and the British battleships
Irrisistible and Ocean, failed to
accomplish anything for the reason
that the unfavorable weather conditions
made operations impossible.
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to the Bottom
in and French Bouvet Sunk
in Terrific Attack Upon
v of Last Named Losl
ceased firing. The Vengeance, Irresistible,
Albion, Ocean, Swiftsure and
Majestic then advanced to relieve the
six other br.ttlcships inside the straits.
As the French squadron, which '".ad
engaged tre ions in a most uniuam
fashion, was passing out, the Bouvet
was blown up by a drifting mine. She
tank in *36 fathoms, north ox" Erenkeu
village, in less than three minutes.
"At 2:36 p. in. the relief battleships
renewed the attack on the forts,
whici again opened tire. The attack
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operations of the mine sweepers continued.
"At 4:09 p. m. the Irrisistible qui.
the line, listing t'neavily, and at
o'clock sank, probably having struck
a drifting mine. At 6:05 o'clock the
Ocean, also having struck a mine,
sank. Both ti:e vessels sank in deep
water, virtually tr.e wv.ole of their
crews having been removed safely under
a hot fire..
"me tiauiois was aaiiiagru u> gun
fire. T'ne Inflexible had her forward
control position hit by a heavy si:ell
and requires repairs.
"The bombardment of the forts and
the mine sweeping operations terminated
when darkness fell. The damage
to the forts effected by the prolonged
direct fire of the powerful
forces employed can not be estimated
yet and further report will follow.
Tine loss of ti.e ships was caused by
mines drifting with the current, which
were encountered in an area hitherto
swept clear, and this danger will require
"The British casualties were not
tiMw fVm of ti_". e
operations, but virtually tfce whole of
the crew of the Bouvet were lost with
the ship, an internal explosion apparently
having supervened on the explosion
of the mine.
'"Ti.-.e Queen, and Implacable, which
have been dispatched ifrom England
to replace the ships lost in anticipation
of this operation, are due to
arrive immediately, thus bringing the
British fleet up to its original
strength. The operations are continuing
with the naval and military forces
available on ti're spot.
"On t-'a-e 16th inst., Vice Admiral
Garden, who had been incapacitated
by illness, was succeeded in the chief
command ov Rear Admiral John
Michael de Dobeck, with the acting
rank of vice admiral."
I lie ?>nii:;n Uitcucsiup invaisnuic
was commanded by Capt. the Hon.
Stan.iope Hawke and in time of peace
carried a complement of 780 men.
She was the largest of the three allied
battleships sunk, being of 15,000 tons
displacement and 430 feet long. She
carried four 12-inch and 12 6-incli
guns, 16 12-pounders, 6 3-pounders. 2
mixims and 4 submerged tornedo tubes
and was protected by Krupp armor.
Her speed was 18 knots an i':our. She
was built in 1898 at a cost o;f $5,000,000.
The Ocean was commanded by Capt.
Arthur Hayes-Sadler and L:ad a crew
of 750. She was 418 feet long and
of 12,950 tons displacement. Her armament
was composed of four 12-inch
guns and 12 6-inch guns, 10 12-pounders,
six 3-pounders, two maxims and
four submerged torpedo tubes and her
armor was of Karvey nickel make.
She was of 18 knots speed and was
built in 1898?
The Bouvet, 12.000 tons, was laid
down in 1898. Her complement was j
621 men and her armament consistel'
of two 12-inch guns, two 10.8-inco,
three 5.5-inoh, eight 3.9-inch, ten threepounders
and ten one-pounders, besides
two torpedo tubes.
NOTED SPEAKERS FOR
SIM)AY SCHOOL CONTENTION
Plans of Last Sunday School Superintendent
Will he Followed to the
Letter, Says Commit ire.
Spartanburg Heralt', 2<>;ii.
Several men of national prominence
will make addresses at the So:.i.a Carolina
school convention * o be held in Xewnouncements
yesterday from the Rev.
W. H. K. Pendleton, acting secretary.
Among tne speakers announced so
far are Richard I. Manning, governor
of South Carolina; Dr. Joseph Broughton,
of Atlanta, president of the CJecrgia
Sundaiy School association, and
Dr. William iA. Brown, of Chicago,'miscinnorv
eo/>rcitQrv nf thf? in f pr llfl tj(Mi 3.1
association. A detailed program for
the convention will probaba be an
nouncea wnmn me next i?-w uii.ve.
Members of the central committee
said last night that there had been
some feeling of apprehension that,
since the death of the Rev. John C.
Carman, secretary of the convention,
there might possibly be some fhalt in
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A meeting of the central committee
was held Thursday to take steps for
a prosecution of the work planned by
the late secretary, Rev. John C. Carman.
At tibis meeting it was determined
not to fill the ivacancy caused
by the deatu of Mr. Carman until tlie
meeting of the full executive committee
at the convention to be held
in Newberry April 20 to 22.
Mr. Pendleton to Serve.
In order to meet the present emergency,
the Rev. W. H. K. Pendleton,
upon motion of the Rev. W. I. Herbert,
accepted the appointment of acting
general secretary, without salary, until
tir.-e time of the convention. The
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retary until the time of the convention. j
Mr. Pendleton and Mrs. Burts, with the \
assistance of the rest of the commit-.
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secretary, are pusuiug siwuu; ivi - j
ward in plans for the coming convention,
which promises, o'n-ey stated last
night, to be one of tine best ever held
in the State.
In recognition of Mr. Carman's faith- j
tu 1 services to me association, uic: j
committee unanimously ordered his j
salary for the month of Mara* to be !
paid in full to Mrs. Carman.
Work >ot to Ke CliecKeu.
"The plans for the convention, upon
wtiich Mr. Carman ha-d set his heart.
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will be carried out to the letter," said
Mr. Pendleton last nig;:t. "by ti'.iose
who have assumed this responsibility,
lnua nn iflpa nf phppkinor thf? work
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Mr. Pendleton and Mrs. Burts visited
Xewberry a few days ago to make
preliminary arrangements for the convention,
and found the people hospitably
inclined and ready to do all in
t eir power to make the convention a
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of the old equipment. Tie Hamilton
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us regret all the harsh things we fcave ' '
said about legislatures.?Jacksonville