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 1895

    Died 1940

    Royal Navy J17386 Able Seaman HMS Vivid I

    Royal Navy J17386 Ordinary Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1894

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy J9487

    Royal Navy M6421 Armourer's Crew HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1890

    Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander

  • Born 1890

    Royal Navy 238871 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1894

    Died 1976

    Royal Navy J17340 Ordinary Seaman HMS Prince of Wales

    Royal Navy J17340 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1894

    Royal Navy J16416 Ordinary Seaman HMS London

    Royal Navy J16416 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1880

    Royal Navy 185044 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1889

    Died 1974

    Royal Navy 235463 Telegraphist HMS Carnarvon

    Royal Navy 235463 Leading Telegraphist HMS Vivid I

    Royal Navy 235463 Ordinary Seaman HMS Carnarvon

  • Born 1881

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 10266 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry: HMS Pegasus Plymouth Division

  • Born 1892

    Royal Navy J1193 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1894

    Royal Navy J13932 Ordinary Seaman

    Royal Navy J13932 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1886

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 12483 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry: HMS Pegasus Plymouth Division

  • Born 1874

    Died 1947

    Royal Navy Surgeon Commander

    Royal Navy Staff Surgeon HMS Pegasus

    Royal Navy Surgeon Captain

  • Born 1876

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 162971 Petty Officer HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1894

    Royal Navy SS112879 Stoker 2nd Class

    Royal Navy SS112879 Stoker 1st Class HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1886

    Royal Navy 224914 Leading Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1886

    Died 1960

    Royal Navy 229709 Leading Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1886

    Died 1958

    Royal Navy 346004 Shipwright

  • Born 1883

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 344527 Chief Ship's Cook HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1886

    Died 1965

    Royal Navy 220275 Able Seaman

    Royal Navy 220275 Ordinary Seaman

    Royal Navy 220275 Leading Seaman