Tuesday 14 May 1918 We Lost 457

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HMS Phoenix

The destroyer HMS Phoenix (Lieutenant Richard Harter) becomes the only British warship to be sunk by the Austrian Navy in the Great War.  She is torpedoed by U-27 with the loss of two crew members.

  • ERA4 Charles Arthur Freeman age 28
  • Leading Stoker Thomas Roland Courtney

Corporal Robert Reginald Chapman DCM (Australian Infantry) is killed in action at age 30.