German East Africa. July 1915. An aerial view of the wreck of the German Navy cruiser SMS ...

Unit German Navy
Accession Number H12427
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Date made July 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

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Description

German East Africa. July 1915. An aerial view of the wreck of the German Navy cruiser SMS Konigsberg in the Rufigi River south of Dar es Salaam. The Konigsberg had taken shelter in the river in December 1914 and withstood a British blockade until finally destroyed by HMS Severn on 12 July 1915. The Australian cruiser, HMAS Pioneer, also took part in the blockade. HMAS Pioneer, dating from pre-federation years, saw "more actual fighting and probably fired more rounds in the cause of actual hostilities than any other ship of the Australian Squadron." (Donor Imperial War Museum SP989)

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