The ‘terror ship’ was finally destroyed (1914)


The New York Times ran a lengthy story on how the terror perpetrated by SMS Emden finally came to end. It was intriguing and astonishing perhaps that a single naval ship was able to do so much damage to ships and port settlements around the Indian Ocean region and all efforts to hunt down the ship was futile. However, it took scores of casualties and 2 Allied warships that very serious measure was finally needed to end the terror. Finally, the terror ended after the Emden ran aground at Cocos Islands during a battle with HMAS Sydney.

Article source: The New York Times, 11 November 1914

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