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Date: 18 June 1918.

Mercantile Cruiser Sunk.


The Secretary of the Admiralty made the following announcement last night:—H.M. armed mercantile cruiser Patia, Acting- Captain W. G. Howard, R.N., was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine on the 13th inst. One officer and 15 men, including eight of the mercantile crew, are missing, presumed drowned. The next-of-kin have been informed.

Source: "Mercantile Cruiser Sunk. 16 OF CREW MISSING." Shields Daily News. 18 June. 1918. 3.

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