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2 TTTE MORNING OREGON! AN. TITUIISDAY, AUGUST 12, 1915. '
GERMAH TELLS HOW
MAP SHOWING POINTS OF ALLIES NEW OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS ON GALLIPOLI PENINSULA
HE SUNK GOLIATH
Today , Friday and Saturday
Venture of Turkish Torpedo
boat Made Into Heart of
V British Fleet.
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V iff ri 'ti-
SIGNAL ELUDED BY RUSE
Bombarding Warships All Alight as
If on Itegatta Ia j Three Mis
siles IHschargfd Against
Broadside at Short Range.
CONSTANTINOPLE, July J. (Cor
respondence of tho Associated Free.)
Captain-Lieutenant Rudolph Flrle. com-
rnudar or the Turkish torpedo-boat
Mauvenet J Millet which aen the Brit
ish Unaahlp Qollath to the bottom of
alorto Bar o3 Sld-cl-Babr. in tho Dir
danellea. haa told hla own full story
of hla exploit to the Associated Press
correspondent, amplifying witn aorae
Interesting details tho earlier accounts.
Captain Flrle la a young man of 13
jreaxa, but looks no mora than 2C lie
ta a Rhlnelander. slight In build, and
apeaJca Enslisb almost without foreign
accept. The torpedoboat he commanded
waa one of four Teasels of tho mama
class which were transferred from Ger
man to Turkish ownership several years
ago. Before her change In ownership
ana waa known as the "8-Hi."
When asked to relate his experience
la slaking the Goliath, captain f ine
proceeded with tbta straignuorwara.
-The British ahtpa off the Dardanelles
entrances were causing the Turkish
troops near 8ld-el-Bahr some trouble
It was decided that something would
hare to be done to remove a little of
the one-stdedness of the anair.
British fleet IllasslaateeV
Shortly after midnight. May 12-1S,
the Wauvenet slipped through the
Turkish minefields and approached me
British fleet of warsblpa and trans-
porta which waa lying In and south of
-As we passed one of the last pro
montories the British fleet, with every
- port-hole lit ad projector playing, gave
all the Impression of a large city-
let mo say like Kiel on reatta day.
-The British ships had on that day
kept up the bombardment of the Turk
ish positions until after 11 o'clock at
night. On the way down I held a
council with my two lieutenants aa to
the time of night we were to make
our attack. tVe thought at first that
the noise of the bombardment which
waa then still going on would -aid us.
Later we decided to wait until the
weary crewa had turned In expecting
that after so strenuous a day'a work
they would be too tired to exercise
more than a perfunctory vigilance.
Trip Made at Slew Speed.
Tt waa proved shortly afterwards
that thta theory waa correct.
-We continued down the strait at a
leisurely gait of from seven to eight
knots an hour. I ordered thla because
I wanted to get as close to the Brlush
as possible before they would discover
the presence of an enemy's craft. Driv
ing a torpedoboat's machinery at full
tilt causes a great deal of noise and.
what la worse, blows too many sparks
out of the funnela
"It was about 11:30 midnight when
I saw ahead of me the outlines of two
British destroyer. They were patroll
ing the strait. I am aura that they
must have seen na But our low speed,
evidently, fooled them. They held to
their course and I let the Mauvenet
glide through between them.
"Beyond the destroyers we sighted
eight torpedo-boats churning through
the F.-ienkol Bay In pairs, each two
keeping In a sort of echelon position. 1
admit that things began to look Inter
esting. "But the eight torpedo-boats, like
the two destroyers, kept looking after
their business, whatever that may
have been. So on we went at the same
Two Battleship la View.
"Just aa we rounded the northern
promontory which helps to form Morto
Bay. the silhouettes of two British
llneshlps came Into view. I held the
Mauvenet for the bow of the nearest,
and kept this course until we were
rlose to her. Naturally. I expected to
have my boat detected each Instant
and have a few shells come her way.
Mottling of the sort occurred, however.
To have a torpedo strike surely It
Is necessary to have lta course run as
closely at a right angle to the aide of
the target as possible. This obliged
me to steer to port in a slight curve,
because I had decided to torpedo the
British llneshtp on her starboard side,
which was nearest to the open water
through which the Mauvenet would
hare to escape.
"The Mauvenet waa discovered Jut
aa her broadlde became visible to the
lookouts on tho British line ships. A
night signal flash began to work. Its
long and short blinking spelled out
what ordinarily Is the Morse letter XV
Reply Galas Ttaae.
"I wasn't quite prepared to give an
Intelligent answer to that, but felt
that the Inquiry waa for me. I got
to work with my own night lantern,
and also spelled 0.' taking It for
granted that a repetition of the signal
on my part would at least delay some
other action or prevent for a few
momenta the making of another la
aulry. "The rase auccedeod. After a few
seconds delay the algnal man on the
Oollalh again flashed 0.' I replied
with the same number of dots and
dashes, and. having now come wlt'nn
lie to toe yards of the British vessel,
amidships, made up my mind to fire
the three torpedo tubes,
"The third xy of the OollatVs signal
tnaa came more speedily than te pre
ceding two. I launched una torpedo,
then numbers two and three ten sec
-The first torpedo hit tie Oollath
well forward. I saw a blinding flash
and a cloud of smoke. Before tae sec
ond torpedo struck near the forward
mast the vessel had already listed to
-By the second torpedo an explosion
la the interior of the Go. lath was
caused. Before the third torpedo hit
the vessel waa aa good aa tot.lr lost.
-We started on our return trip with
a little better speed, out kept the fires
down, because I didn't want to have
' the sparks from the funnels show
where we were.
ALLIES MAKE ADVANCES
fCent'.naed Vrom Tlrt Pase
caa meet every situation the allies can
-Of course, we regret the loss of the
battleship Barbaroesa. but we have the
consolation that almost two-thirds of
the crew were saved. I don't attempt
to minimise the losa but we are able
to get along without her."
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lavadlaa Araay of Allies. t2 Mae Held by AsurtraIU-w Kealaad Corps, Which Haa Trebled the
Area Held a Few Days Axe. 13) Line Held by Franco-British Troops.
12 VESSELS SUNK
German Submarines Redouble
Raids Around England.
PORTLAND CARGOES LOST
Two of Barks Wheat-Laden From
Columbia IUer, Ouo Steamer on
Way Here IVench, Norwe
gians and Russians Suffer.
vnssBLs or Portland
CRAI FLEET THAT II A VIS
FALLEN VICTIM OF
French bark Francois, with
lll.:93 bushels of wheat, valued
at I17S.0TO. Sailed from Colum
bia River March 21.
Norwegian bark Morna, with
tl.7 bushels wheat, valued at
I131.03T. Sailed from Columbia
Brltlxh steamer Rosalie, bound
from fchlelda. England, to Port
land to load grain for England.
LONDON, Aug. 11. Two British
steamers, a French bark, a Norwegian
bark, aa Russian bark and seven trawl
ers ware reported today as the most
recent toll ot German aubmarlnea. The
steamera were the Oakwood. Londoc
owned. and the Rosalie. The Oakwood
waa sunk and a boat containing the
captain and seven members of the crew
has reached land safely. No mention
la made of the other members of the
crew. The Rosalie, which was beached
near Shields, from which she had sailed
on Tuesday. Is presumed to have been
torpedoed. She waa bound for Port
land Or., to load grain for Kerr. Olf
ford & Co., for shipment to England.
he waa a new steamer, having been
launched from the West Hartlepool
yarda In December. She waa owned
bv Cory Co., of Letth. The vessel
was of 282 tins net register. S7 feet
long. S2 feet beam and 24.T feet depth
The Oakwood waa a steamer of 4273
tona gross and waa 2(0 feet long. She
waa built In 1903.
The French bark Francois vra bound
from Portland. Or., with a cargo of
wheat, and the Norwegian bark Morlna
also had wheat from the same port.
The Russian bark Raltxer was owned In
Cigarettes fifteen years ago
Cigarettes today t
ans'r Cruras atArRortf
Riga and waa reported to have sailed
June It from Gulfport. Miss., for Cork.
The trawlers sunk were the Toung
Admiral. George Crabbe, niiutrloua.
Colin. Trevlre, Welcome and Utopia.
All the crewa were saved.
ROSALIE'S CREW IS CXIQCE
Vesael First Bound Toward Por
land to Be Torpedoed.
In the reported attack on the British
steamer Rosalie yesterday by German
submarines is the first case since the
outbreak of the war in which a vessel
leaving England for Portland was se
lected by the undersea fighters. The
vessel sailed from Shields Tuesday for
San Francisco, and on discharging gen
eral cargo there was to have proceeded
to Portland to load grain for Kerr.
Olfford Co., which firm recently
chartered the vessel at SS shillings. She
waa of 2725 tona net register, and was
launched in December at West Hartle
pool. On her last previous voyage she
sailed from Buenoa Aires June 12 for
Lelth and was reported at Brlxham
July U. Under the terms of tho char
ter party her owners. Cory & Co.. of
Lelth. will aubstitute another carrier.
The Norwegian bark Morna, also tor
pedoed, sailed from the river March 26
and had been cleared with 81.897 bush
els of wheat valued at 8131.037, which
waa dispatched by M. H-.Houser, and
the cargo la said to have been sold soon
after the bark beaded south from the
Columbia River. In these days of scarce
tonnsge the Morna was valuable, but In
normal times she would not be regard
ed a prise aa she was built In 1877 at
Birkenhead and waa of 1421 tons net
register, being 23 J.7 feet long with a
beam of 37.9 feet and depth of hold of
23 feet. When here the-vessel was
given a general overhauling and be
sides being drydocked for cleaning and
painting, moat of her deck waa re
placed, hatch coverings renewed and
considerable other work performed.
It waa reported that the French bark
Francola was also sent to the bottom
by a German torpedo yeaterday. She
was cleared March 22 by Mr. Houser
with 111.13 bushels of wheat valued
at 1173.070. and that Is said to have
been sold shcrtly after she sailed March
34, one day In advance of the Morna.
Siberia offers a new field for the avlo
ment of electricity and the sals ot electrical
RAIDER IS SELF-SUNK
German Sinks Foe, -Then
Blows Up Own Vessel.
PURSUERS SUFFER LOSS
Brltlsb Prisoners and Crew of Sail
ing Vessel, as Well as Entire
Crew of Teuton, Said to
Have Been Saved.
LONDON. Aug. 11. The British war
ship Ramsey has been sunk in the
North Sea By the German steamer
Meteor, it was officially announced
tonight. The Meteor, as she was being
chased by British vessels, was blown
up by her commander, the statement
Much interest was manifested in the
proposed operation by lumbermen of a
concern, tentatively organized, to be
known as the Douglas Fir Exploitation
& Exportation Company. D. B. Skin
ner, a mlllowner. who is interested in
the proposed company, argued that a
combine for the invasion of foreign
fields is entirely legal.
The Admiralty In a casualty list is
sued tonight said five officers were
lost in the sinking of the Ramsey and
that two were lost in the sinking of
Jhe torpedo-boat destroyer Lynx when
she struck a mine in the North Sea last
Both Former Merchant Tessels.
The Meteor was formerly owned
by the Hamburg-American Steamship
Company and was built at Hamburg in
1904. She was of 3612 gross tons, 328
feet long, 44 feet beam and 18 feet
The Ramsey was a merchant vessel
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AMSTERDAM, Aug. 11. via London,
Aug. 12. The German version of the
exploits of the auxiliary Meteor, which
3 hlnwn un bv her commander to
escape capture by British warships.
is contained in an oinciiu
issued by the Admiralty at Berlin.
British Patrol Evaded.
"The auxiliary vessel Meteor, after
having boldly broken through the
British watching forces, waged a com
mercial war," says the statement.
"Saturday night she encountered the
British auxiliary cruiser Ramsey,
which the Meteor attacked and de
.irnnil. sivlni 40 members of the
crew and four officers.
"The following day four British
cruisers surrounded the Meteor. As
battle was hopeless and escape Im
possible, Commander Behnke sank the
Meteor after the crew, British pris
oners and the crew of a sailing vessel.
which It had snnK as a prise, naa
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The report says that the Meteor was
a merchantman outfitted as a' mine
TOM TURKEY RAISES DUCKS
Feminist Impulse Leads Gobbler to
SEAFQRD, Del.,' Aug. 5. Evidence of
the growth of the feminist movement
Is ehown In the behavior of a Tom tur-
key owned by Carl Bislow. near Cen
terville. Md. The gobbler displayed
unmistakable determination to sit.
When efforts to dislodge him failed
members of the family determined to
test his sincerity by putting a setting
of duck tggs under him. Tom proved
faithful to his trust and a few days ago
came oft his nest, followed by a brood
of 16 ducklings. Tom is an ordinary
bronze turkey gobbler, weighing about
20 pounds, and was a year old last Fall.
He and his brood of ducklings will be
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