HMS Pegasus -- 20 September 1914

HMS Pegasus -- 20 September 1914

In the early morning of 20 September 1914, HMS Pegasus was anchored in Zanzibar harbour, having left her battlegroup, which included Hyacinth and Astraea, to attend to boiler and engine problems. The German light cruiser SMS Königsberg launched a surprise attack on the ship. Outranged and outgunned, Pegasus was incapacitated within eight minutes, and the captain—Commander Ingles—struck the colours to avoid further bloodshed. The ship sank later that day, with 38 lives lost and 55 wounded.

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  • Born 1892

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy J521 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1895

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy J15443 (Dev) Ordinary Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1895

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy J15969 Ordinary Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1886

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy K5600 Stoker 1st Class HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1891

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy K13538 Stoker 1st Class HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1885

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy K13867 Leading Stoker HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1894

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy K14411 Stoker 1st Class HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1889

    Royal Navy SS107578

  • Born 1883

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 301157 Stoker 1st Class HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1888

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 311808 Leading Stoker HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1886

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 219216 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1886

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 220217 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1886

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 221187 Petty Officer HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1892

    Royal Navy K13254 Leading Stoker

    Royal Navy K13254 Stoker 2nd Class

    Royal Navy K13254 Stoker 1st Class HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1896

    Died 1960

    Royal Navy J15510 Able Seaman

    Royal Navy J15510 Ordinary Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1896

    Died 1930

    Royal Navy J15174 Able Seaman HMS Vivid I

    Royal Navy J15174 Ordinary Seaman HMS Pegasus

    Royal Navy M19148 3rd Writer

  • Born 1894

    Died 1969

    Royal Navy J15731 Ordinary Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1879

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 180994 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1887

    Royal Navy 227825 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1878

    Royal Navy 180066 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus