World War: Bulls and Beats

For its accidents as well as its accomplishments is the British Navy noted. On the same day last week that three British cruisers brilliantly defeated the Admiral Graf Spee (see above), two of the Navy's warships collided somewhere at sea and the destroyer Duchess went to the bottom with 129 men. The Admiralty refused to divulge either the place of the collision or the name of the other ship, but it could not conceal the fact that this was Britain's fourth largest naval disaster of the war.†

Coming on the heels of the Bremen's escape, this made two bulls to one...

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