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  • BRITISH STEAMER ATTACKED. By German Aeroplane and Hydroplane. CAPTAIN FIRES ON ENEMY AIRCRAFT. ROTTERDAM, Monday.

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Date: 13 April 1915.

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BRITISH STEAMER ATTACKED.

By German Aeroplane and Hydroplane.

CAPTAIN FIRES ON ENEMY AIRCRAFT.

ROTTERDAM, Monday.

The incoming British steamer Serula was attacked by German aeroplanes near the Noord Hinder lightship. One of the aeroplanes disappeared in a southerly action.

AMSTERDAM, Monday. According to further details gathered by “The Telegraaf,” with regard to the attack on the British steamer Serula by a German aeroplane, it appears that a small machine appeared over the steamer near the Noord Hinder lightship and dropped several bombs which did not fall perpendicularly but with a whirling motion. Captain Sharp of the Serula, who is a good shot, fired at the hostile craft with a rifle. At this moment a German hydroplane arrived on the scene and also dropped bombs which fell close to the steamer.

The captain, however, was not to be deterred, and continued to fire at the first aeroplane when it again approached the steamer, and succeeded in hitting it several times, badly damaging one wing. Both machines then disappeared in the direction of Zebrugge. The Serula was hardly damaged, only a few bomb splinters were found on the deck.

Captain Sharp was convinced that the smaller aeroplane was unable to reach Zeebrugge.

Source: "BRITISH STEAMER ATTACKED. By German Aeroplane and Hydroplane. CAPTAIN FIRES ON ENEMY AIRCRAFT. ROTTERDAM, Monday." Dublin Daily Express. 13 April. 1915. 10.

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