- Letter Writer
- History - WW1, Letter to the Editor
- RAN Ships
- None noted.
- June 2015 edition of the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved)
Errol Stevens from Woolgoolga, NSW offers a well founded correction.
Perhaps it may just be semantics, but I query the statement in the NHR March 2015 page 28 when discussing the sinking of HM Ships Aboukir, Cressy and Hogueon 22 September 1914 with the loss of 1,459 lives that ‘This was the worst single maritime disaster suffered by the Royal Navy during WWI.’
Dr David Stevens the noted Naval Historian in his recently published book on WWI naval matters In All Respects Readynotes that in the Battle of Coronel on 01 November 1914 the RN lost HM Ships Good Hopeand Monmouthwith over 1,600 men and that in the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916 the RN lost 14 ships and 6,094 men.