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The Battle of the Dogger Bank

Contributed by Rochelle Mortimer Massingham

Reminiscence of the Battle of the Dogger Bank

In March 1915 Rev Hamilton wrote in the Cromer Parish Magazine that he had been talking to Tom Bacon who had given him a most interesting account of his experience in the Battle of the Dogger Bank.

Before the Blucher sank she fired two torpedoes at the Indomitable, both of which narrowly missed. Tom was down below in the wireless room and suddenly got an order to send out the signal Standby to rescue the survivors of the Indomitable. The captain thought the torpedoes were going to hit the ship, and it must have been a thrilling moment for Tom as he sent out that wireless, knowing that he had practically no chance of escape if the torpedo sank

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