1915, Amsterdam, Beachy Head, Dover, England, English Channel, flags, Germany, HMS Aboukir, HMS Cressy, HMS Hawke, HMS Hogue, HMS Teviot, Imperial German Navy, Kent, merchant shipping, Netherlands, Otto Weddigen, sinking, SM U-28, SM U-29, SM U-9, SS Medea, submarine, Sussex
German submarine-the U29-sunk with all hands. It was, according to the German Press, commanded by Captain Weddigen, who in the U9 sunk H.M.S. Hogue, Cressy, and Aboukir, and later H.M.S. Hawke. This morning the Dutch steamer Medea, flying the Dutch flag, with a Dutch crew, and with the name “Medea, Amsterdam,” painted in large letters on her side, was stopped by the German submarine U 28 off Beachy Head. The crew of the Medea were ordered into the boats, and the ship was sunk by gunfire. The return of the ship’s papers was refused. Crew taken to Dover by H.M.S. Teviot.