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26 November 1914 - HMS Bulwark Torn Apart - 14 survivors out of 750 #maritimehistory #OTD


HMS Bulwark – On 26 November 1914, a powerful internal explosion ripped her apart at 7:50am while she was moored at Number 17 buoy in Kethole Reach, 4 mi (6.4 km) west of Sheerness in the River Medway estuary.

All of her officers were lost, and out of her complement of 750, 14 survived; two of these subsequently died of wounds in hospital.

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