INTRODUCTION, BY YOUR VIRTUAL CHAIRMAN
This Bulletin-20 is dated 22nd September 2023, the 109th anniversary of the disaster just off my Dutch coast. Next year it will be ten years ago that about 1,000 Members gathered in Chatham, at the Dockyard for the Centennial, the one and till now the only Remembrance Ceremony to honour these men. !!! See the message of The Historic Dockyard Chatham regarding 22nd September 2024. We will keep on remembering them!!!
In this Bulletin three stories from the local newspaper Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham Observer, October 3 1914. Remarkable that the eyewitnesses saw more than actually could be seen. The journal’s heading: SUBMARINE ATTACK
‘Stories by North Sea Survivors’
‘On the keel of the Cressy’
‘When the Cressy was torpedoed’
But I start with the message of the Chief executive of the Historic Dockyard Chatham Trust.
Henk H.M. van der Linden