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Picture No 11039923
Date 13 August 1915
Description Royal Edward torpedoed August 1915
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The first British transport ships to be sunk in the First World War, 'Royal Edward' owned by the Canadian Northern Steamship Company. While transporting Commonwealth troops, was hit on the 13 August 1915, by a German submarine in the aegean, sinking within six minutes with a large loss of life.
Source Photograph in 'The Illustrated War News', 25 August 1915, part 55, page 33
Credit Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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Mary Evans Picture No 11039923 - The first British transport ships to be sunk in the First World War,  'Royal Edward'  owned by the Canadian Northern Steamship Company.  While transporting Commonwealth troops, was hit on the 13 August 1915, by a German submarine in the aegean, sinking within six minutes with a large loss of life.

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