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GERMAN RAID ON TRANSPORTS fWO ENEMY CRAFT SUNK r IAS. FLIRT'S PLUCKY FIGHT WITH FOUR DESTROYERS. AD.WIKA1.TY, Friday, 4.15 p.m. During lost night tho enemy attempted a raid with ten destroyers on our, ross- Channel fan-port service. The Ht.empci faikd, One empty transport, the (Jueen, was. iiit-yk. The whole of her crew were saved, Two of the enemy destroyers were sunk and the rest driven off- H.M. torpedo-boat destroyer Flirt (Lieu- tenant Richard P. Kelletf, R.N.) is ing. ;ind it is feared she may be, lost, but nine of the crew have been saved. R.M. torpedo-boat destroyer Nubian k Coiuumnder Montague Bernard, It 17 was disabled by a torpedo and taken in ton, but, owing to the had weather, the toy parted, and she grounded. THE LOST SHIPS. The Nubian is a destroyer of 985 tons, ^nnpletcd in 1!109. She carries two four-; indv guns and two torpedo tubas, and her -oiiipleinent is about seventy. The Nubian took part in the c-hase which ended in tho -Ips,lritction of the German submarine U8 Dover on March 4 last year. The Flirt displaces 380 tons, and car- ri#s one Impounder, five 6-pounders, and two torpedo tubes. Her complement is ittv, The Queen was the first turbine-driven -foanier in the Channel service. She was hmlit in 1903 by W. Denny and Brothers, Dumbarton, for the So nth-Eastern and Chatham Rail way. Her speed was twenty-two knots, and she was licensed t,o carry 1,250 passenger*. On October -V 34âtwo years to the iay before she was sunkâthe Queen 'ftscued 2.500 Belgian refugees from the French transport Aclrn iril, Ganteauroe, after she had been torpedoed in the I Channel. FLIRT'S PLUCKY FIGHT. I The Press Association correspondent -eltgr.iph,s:- The first Channel sea-fight took place on Vhumlay night, when German destroyers between midnight and one a.m. made an ittack on the Channel transport service. The transport Queen is one of the famous South Eastern and Chatham Railway ^ross-Channfel boats, and most of the men belong to trover. All were saved. The Nubian, having been put out of iction, was t-aien in tow. but owing to the heavy gale and rain which sprang up about midnight the tow-rope parted, and -hp- drifted ashore. It is stated that the lestrover Flirt, which is missing, when last seen was attacking four of the enemy ships. Nine of her crew were saved. It is believed that the flotilla came from Zee- brugge. and are some of Germany's fastest boats, and are heavily armed.

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