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1914 Sinkings

Appeared in DIVER August 1914

World War One broke out 100 years ago this August, and the remaining months of the year saw a pattern set in terms of the war at sea that has left a rich legacy for today’s divers.
JOHN LIDDIARD looks at the key sinkings

Shell-cases on the wreck of the cruiser HMS Pathfinder.
Shell-cases on the wreck of the cruiser HMS Pathfinder.
  • HMS Amphion sank after striking a mine
    HMS Amphion sank after striking a mine
  • The German cruiser SMS Emden
    The German cruiser SMS Emden
  • gun breech fallen to the deck on the port side of HMS Pathfinder
    gun breech fallen to the deck on the port side of HMS Pathfinder
  • the Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney.
    the Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney.
  • The light cruiser HMS Hogue
    The light cruiser HMS Hogue
  • The Turkish battleship Mesudiye
    The Turkish battleship Mesudiye
  • HMS Audacious
    HMS Audacious
  • The blockship Doyle in Burra Sound
    The blockship Doyle in Burra Sound
  • HMS Hood
    HMS Hood
  • HMS Hermes sinking
    HMS Hermes sinking
  • John Liddiard
    John Liddiard

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