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Re: s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917
Posted by: Michael Lowrey ()
Date: September 11, 2005 11:35PM

My National Geographic Atlas shows the waters in that area to be 400 fathoms or more deep. So it seems that rather than admitting that a British merchant ship sank while trying to ram a German submarine -- which might scare merchant ship captains into not trying to ram in teh future -- the RN simply classified the Ryton's loss as non-war related (it's not in BVLAS or Lloyd's War Losses). Of course, it would be technically correct that Ryton sank after striking a submerged object...

Best wishes,
Michael

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s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917 Brian 09/11/2005 02:42AM
Re: s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917 Piet 09/11/2005 06:54AM
Re: s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917 Simon 09/11/2005 09:46AM
Re: s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917 Brian 09/12/2005 12:23AM
Re: s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917 Michael Lowrey 09/12/2005 03:29AM
Re: s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917 Dänemark 09/11/2005 10:36AM
Re: s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917 Yves D 09/11/2005 10:02PM
Re: s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917 Dänemark 09/11/2005 11:04PM
Re: s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917 Dänemark 09/11/2005 11:14PM
Re: s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917 Michael Lowrey 09/11/2005 11:35PM
Re: s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917 Ray Lloyd 09/13/2005 11:08AM
Re: s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917 Michael Lowrey 09/13/2005 02:16PM
Re: s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917 Dänemark 09/13/2005 02:47PM
Re: s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917 Ray Lloyd 09/14/2005 02:21PM
Re: target of UC 74 Brian 09/15/2005 04:49AM
Re: target of UC 74 Dänemark 09/15/2005 05:44AM
Re: s/s Ryton, 5 August 1917 Castell 09/13/2005 01:41PM
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