After 3 British steamers has been torpedoed by the U29 near the Scilly
Islands on March 12, the Captain of one of them found that he had lost
effects to the value of about £100. Being a member of the Society, he
reluctantly applied for the comparatively trifling sum to which he was
entitled, as his policy with an insurance company did not cover war risks.
He wrote again, however, shortly afterwards, withdrawing his claim against the Society, as he had been awarded a prize of £100 by the Daily Mail for two
photographs he took of the incident, one of which (of the submarine approaching his ship) being specially illustrative of the sangfroid of a British sailor.
|Item Date||March 1915|
|Creation place||Scilly Islands|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|