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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    Royal Navy M1995 Ship's Steward's Assistant HMS Pegasus

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    Died 1923

    Royal Navy J15640 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus

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    Died 1982

    Royal Navy 235960 Leading Seaman HMS Vivid I

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    Royal Navy J15514 Ordinary Seaman HMS Pegasus

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    Died 1956

    Royal Navy K14421 Stoker 1st Class HMS Pegasus

    Royal Navy K14421 Stoker 2nd Class

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    Died 1966

    Royal Navy J8806 Able Seaman HMS Pegasus

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    Died 1953

    Royal Navy K14181 Stoker 2nd Class

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  • Born 1893

    Died 1956

    Royal Navy J9678 Able Seaman HMS Colossus

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    Royal Navy J9678 Ordinary Seaman HMS Mars

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    Died 1950

    Royal Navy 343641 Plumber's Mate

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    Royal Navy 343641 Plumber 1st Class

  • Born 1894

    Died 1970

    Royal Navy Paymaster Commander

    Royal Navy Paymaster

  • Born 1891

    Died 1950

    Royal Navy SS107578 Stoker

    Royal Navy K15294 Stoker 1st Class HMS Pegasus

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    Died 1914

    Royal Navy M899 Painter 2nd Class HMS Pegasus

  • Profile picture for John Alexander Ingles

    Born 1875

    Died 1934

    Royal Navy Naval Cadet

    Royal Navy Captain

    Royal Navy Commander HMS Pegasus

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    Died 1944

    Royal Navy 220793 Able Seaman HMS Victorious

    Royal Navy 220793 Leading Seaman HMS New Zealand

    Royal Navy 220793 Petty Officer HMS Pegasus

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    Died 1962

    Royal Navy K14398 Stoker 1st Class HMS Pegasus

    Royal Navy K14398 Stoker 2nd Class

    Royal Navy K14398 Acting Leading Stoker

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    Royal Navy Midshipman

    Royal Navy Sub Lieutenant HMS Pegasus

    Royal Navy Lieutenant