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i- CAUGHT!  I MOST OF THE ENEMY LOST? I VIVID STORY FROM 1 YMUIDEN. I Mr. C. E. Tripp, the "Daily Chronicle" correspondent at Ymuiden (Holland) sends the fullest account to his paper of the raid I from Dutch and German sources. He says — The harbour of Zeebrugge was becoming frozen over so that the German flotilla oF torpedo-boats was in danger of becoming fixed in the ic?, and there would therefore i icive been great danger of destruction from the fire of British monitois or other essels. The German command therefore decided to send the entire fiotilla out of nort at mid- I night with,orders to "teal through the dark- ness. as near as was safe to the Dutch -coast, I and to make for a German harbour. The number of in the German flotilla is given as 14. though some say 12. All went well till at a point somewhere be- tween the Hague jnd Ymuiden. Here their luck Vanished. frn- Without warning, I they suddenly found themselves under a. ter- i rifie fire from a large number of British wa.r- ships which loomed up out of the darkness in the bitter morning. They say tlvit they were taken by sur- prise, knowing nothing of the nearness of | the British Fleet until a shot struck the bridge, f'hattering it to pieces an.,I the commander and two other officer? who were standing near him. The Captain had both legs cut off, iiij was carried below, where,he died in a I few minutes. Both officers were killed im- mediately. j The second shot struck close to the qu'ck- firing gun, killing the entire crew of five men. The third shot disabled the steering gear, and the fourth raked the vessel amid- | ships, tearing up the ironwork throw- i ing the after funnel almost down on the I deck. j After being thus complettlv disabled she bmed her ht?d towards HnUa?d. a??d fell ) in with the tu.g Eems. when i? was obvious she could not mak? a German port or Ger- man waters. She was seen at dawn lytM? almost helpless about five "miles out to &ea I off Ymuiden. Dutcb tugs and torpedo vessels werrt out I at full speed to render help and bring her in. In all she lost feii it-ieri dead and .16 wounded, but some of the wounded are not expected to Eve more than a few hf?:r?.. ) If th Zeebrugge flotilla consisted of 12 j If the 11-1 flotilla co,ilisted of 12 I ves"elJ; th (>r Cannot be many others left, ,¡ for the wounded say that seven of their boats Were certainly Sunk. Thus only five others are not accounted for. Of these five. one is in Ymniden. Another is said; -as I write, to be coming into Ymuiden, and a third, as already stated, was seen this morning steaming full speed northward. The fate of the other two is as tet un- known. I It would also appear that arto)g men landed from the V.69 w -ere some who were probably p'eked up from the water when the other boats sunk. This idea is borne out by the fact that on the caps of the Ger- man sailors on board some were shown to belong to the Hig/h Seas Fleet, some to the Home- W aters Fleet, some from the Sixth j Division, and some from the Twelfth Divi- sion. The wounded also say that the Ger- m?n flotilla was quickly sur:o n<ded by the i snperiorforce, so that there was little hope that many of the boats were able to escape I destruction. I The Wrecked V.69. Mr. Tripp thus describes the condition of the V.69: -One of her funnels—the after I funnel--lies almost horizontal with the I deck, twisted and bent. Her bridge is shattered, and metal, canvas, wood and iron han.g about it, and about her mast in I an inextricable tangle. Her steering-gear is smashed ] er decks are smeared with I' blood; her three guns still stand on their swivels but all the machinery adjacent to them is a mass of twisted iron. She lies almost under water astern, only being kept afloat with all possible devices. Her six torpedo-tubes are much knocked I about, and it indicates the sudden and severe nature of the British ships' attack that only one torpedo ha? been fired. Five I other tubes are loaded ready, but there was no chance of discharging them in the storm 1 of shot which must' have poured into her a few hours ago. I

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