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Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918
Date: May 17, 2004 08:18AM

My hobby is following the history of U. S. Navy 110 Ft. submarine chasers of World War One. In this activity I have accumulated an extensive file on these vessels.

I have been following the conversation begun by Lee Edwards about the UB 87 torpedoing the Persic in British Home Waters on September 6, 1918. I have a copy of the official U. S. Navy report of nine U. S. Navy submarine chasers attacking and disabling an unidentified submarine in that area on that date.

After about thirty hours of constant hunting and dropping numerous depth charges, three of the submarine chasers reported hearing twenty five sound they identified as gun shots, and then total silence. It was then assumed that the submarine's crew were either shot by someone on board or that they commited suicide (apparently a case of euthanasia/suicide). After a period of no more noises the task force departed, convinced that they had "killed" the submarine.

However, Michael Lowry and yourself have shown that the Navy report seems to have made an inaccurate assumption that the U-boat had been not only disabled, but destroyed. Apparently the wily Kapitan out-smarted his assailants and headed for home after the attackers had left the area.

I will be glad to send both Michael Lowry and yourself copies of this Navy report, including a battle diagram, (no charge) All I ask is that in return you send me copies of your sources of reference. All I need for my files are copies of the title pages and of the pages containing information about UB 87 and about the attack of September 6 and 7. If you do not have this information in English, perhaps I can arrange for translation nere in the U. S. I have offered to send a copy of the Navy report to Lee Edwards, but he has not responded.

All of this confirms my opinion that in time of war, the first casualty is Truth. Here is an opportunity to set the record straight.

Any help you can provide will be appreciated.

Franklyn

PS Persic was not sunk. It was beached and repaired, and ultimately returned to White Star's Australian Service. There were no casualties resulting from the torpedoing.

F.


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Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Lee Edwards 05/09/2004 08:59AM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Michael Lowrey 05/09/2004 09:17AM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Lee Edwards 05/09/2004 09:41AM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Dänemark 05/09/2004 10:00AM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Lee Edwards 05/11/2004 08:36AM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Dänemark 05/11/2004 10:46AM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Dänemark 05/12/2004 07:11AM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Lee Edwards 05/14/2004 05:11PM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Dänemark 05/21/2004 02:45PM
Re: Persic attacked September 6, 1918 by UB 87 Franklyn K. Brown 05/22/2004 03:28PM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Franklyn K. Brown 05/17/2004 08:18AM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Stephen 02/02/2012 06:37AM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Stephen 02/02/2012 06:54AM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Dänemark 05/09/2004 03:40PM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Lee Edwards 05/09/2004 09:49PM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Franklyn K. Brown 05/15/2004 02:46PM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Michael Lowrey 05/15/2004 08:23PM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Franklyn K. Brown 05/16/2004 06:34AM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Franklyn K. Brown 05/31/2004 06:16PM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Franklyn K. Brown 06/01/2004 06:31AM
Position JP 05/27/2004 03:38PM
Re: Position Franklyn K. Brown 05/28/2004 02:29PM
Re: Position Franklyn K. Brown 05/31/2004 06:03PM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 John Chamblee 02/28/2012 03:11AM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Franklyn K. Brown 05/17/2004 07:16AM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Mark Carlson 11/22/2005 09:57PM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Michael Vazzana 11/21/2007 09:40PM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Elaine Dillin 02/26/2011 07:08PM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 eugene granger 03/28/2011 03:30AM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Raymond Lloyd 11/25/2007 06:37PM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 Elaine Dillin 02/26/2011 02:58AM
Re: Persic Sunk, September 6, 1918 TomM 05/08/2011 04:35PM
Re: Persic Damaged September 7, 1918 Michael Lowrey 05/09/2011 03:29AM
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