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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