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Fighting in the Gulf of Riga; Germans having forced Irben Strait, the southern entrance, press Russian naval forces back to Moon Sound with loss of Russian battleship, Slava; two enemy trawlers destroyed by fire, and two torpedo-boats blown up in Russian minefield. Two British destroyers, Mary Rose and Strongbow, convoying 12 Scandinavian merchantmen, attacked by two fast and heavily armed German raiders between Shetland and Norwegian coast and sunk with nine of the escorted vessels; 88 lost on the Mary Rose and 47 on the Strongbow. American transport, Antilles, homeward bound, torpedoed and sunk; 67 out of 167 on board lost.