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HMS NOMAD

 

KILLED
1 Officer
7 Men
TAKEN PRISONER
4 Officers
68 Men

 

(HMS Nomad, launched on 7th February 1916, was an Admiralty M class destroyer.)

 

There is no better account of the final moments of HMS Nomad than that given by its Captain, Paul Whitfield, in a letter written home from his bed in a German Naval Hospital on 8 June 1916. Badly injured, rescued from the sea and taken prisoner by the Germans, he seems to have been treated humanely by his captors. His moving letter is preserved in the National Archives and can be read by going to

 

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/firstworldwar/battles/p_captainsletter.htm

 

 

 
 
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