1915, Besika, bombardment, Dardanelles, Dover, English Channel, Germany, Great Britain, Gulf of Adramyti, HMS Prince George, HMS Sapphire, Imperial German Navy, Kent, landings, mines, Ottoman Empire, prisoners of war, Royal Marines Light Infantry, Royal Navy, sinking, SM U-8, submarine, Turkey, weapons
German submarine U.8 sunk off Dover at 5 p.m.; 12 destroyers took part in the hunt. The Admiralty decide that the 29 officers and men cannot be allowed “honourable treatment” or to mingle with other prisoners of war, as the submarine had probably been guilty of attacking unarmed ships. Sweeping and bombarding operations in the Dardanelles continue. Meanwhile demolition parties land to continue the clearance of the ground at the entrance to the Straits. H.M.S. Sapphire silences a battery of field guns in the Gulf of Adramyti, and the defences of Besika are shelled by H.M.S. Prince George.