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 1891

    Royal Navy SS3322 Ordinary Seaman

    Royal Navy SS3322 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1875

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 345905 Armourer's Mate HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1884

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy Naval Cadet

    Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander HMS Pegasus

  • Profile picture for Geoffrey Alban Hattersley-Smith

    Born 1889

    Died 1915

    Royal Navy Lieutenant HMS Pegasus

    Royal Navy Lieutenant HMS Lark

  • Born 1880

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy Midshipman Royal Naval Reserve

    Royal Navy Sub Lieutenant Royal Naval Reserve

    Royal Navy Lieutenant Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1890

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 14645 Corporal Royal Marine Light Infantry: HMS Pegasus Plymouth Division

  • Born 1886

    Died 1978

    Royal Navy 222576 Leading Seaman

    Royal Navy 222576 Petty Officer

    Royal Navy 222576 Chief Petty Officer

  • Born 1882

    Royal Navy 199506 Stoker Petty Officer HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1893

    Royal Navy J11886 Ordinary Seaman HMS Commonwealth

    Royal Navy J11886 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus

  • Other Empire Force Canteen Manager Admiralty Civilian, HMS Gloucester

    Other Empire Force Canteen Manager Admiralty Civilian, HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1881

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 8638 Private Royal Marine Light Infantry, HMS Pegasus Plymouth Division

  • Born 1890

    Royal Navy 236013 Leading Signaller HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1885

    Died 1918

    Royal Navy 347533 Cook's Mate HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1887

    Died 1966

    Royal Navy Sub-Lieutenant

    Royal Navy Lieutenant HMS Pegasus

    Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander

  • Born 1874

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 340351 Blacksmith HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1877

    Died 1952

    Royal Navy Commissioned Shipwright

    Royal Navy 343056 Carpenter HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1879

    Died 1948

    Royal Navy 175001

    Royal Navy Gunner HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1879

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 184201 Petty Officer HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1893

    Royal Navy K14406 Leading Stoker

    Royal Navy K14406 Stoker 2nd Class

    Royal Navy K14406 Stoker 1st Class HMS Pegasus

  • Born 1886

    Died 1953

    Royal Navy 301646 Petty Officer Stoker HMS Pegasus