March 1941

Who Sunk the Hampshire?

Volume 25, Issue 1

Twenty Five Years Ago the Armored Cruiser Mysteriously Disappeared

AN official communication from the Lords of the Admiralty under date of June 7, 1916, staggered the allied nations. It read: "The Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Fleet reports with deepest regret that the cruiser Hampshire, bearing Lord Kitchener and his staff to Russia, was sunk last night by a mine or possibly a torpedo, west of the Orkney Islands. The sea was very rough and despite every effort at a speedy rescue there remains, it is feared, little hope of any survivors."

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Peter Rodyenko