Battle of Heligoland (1917)
the second battle of Heligoland is a naval battle of the First World War which opposed the Royal Navy British to the Kaiserliche Marine, German imperial Marine in the North Sea, the November 17th 1917.
The archipelago of Heligoland, with the outposts of the German coast, was the object of another minor engagement after the Bataille of Jutland. The minesweepers German which released the English minefields wet with broad of bay were intercepted by the light Croiseur S Calypso and Caledon . The dredgers with the only sight of smoke of the cruisers on the horizon were folded up on both Cuirassé S in faction, the Kaiser and the Kaiserin , under the orders of the rear-admiral Ludwig von Reuter. While requiring by TSF the support of the first squadron of cruiser of battle ( Glorious , Courageous , Tiger , Renown , Repulse ), ordered by the Admiral to sir Charles Napier, the cruisers briefly engaged the battleships, before the Calypso does not receive an impact of 280 mm on its strong of before which shaved the footbridge and killed all the officers present. The second cruiser took down while the German squadron was folded up prudently with the sight of the black plumes of the squadron of Napier, through its own fields of mines, losing with the passage a Torpilleur.
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