March 1941

Who Sunk the Hampshire?

Volume 25, Issue 1

Peter Rodyenko


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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