HMS Maori


The Ship

Mined and sunk 7 May 1915

MAORI, 7th May 1915, southern North Sea, off the Wielingen Light Vessel, near Zeebrugge, Belgium - mined. "Maori" (Cdr B W Barron) and sister-ship "Crusader" were spotting for German batteries near Dunkirk, when "Maori" was mined and started sinking. Her crew abandoned ship and "Crusader" lowered her boats to go to the rescue. The German shore battery fire was so hot, "Cusader" was forced further off shore and after an hour and a half, had to leave the scene, leaving at least some of her boats behind. "Maori’s" 95 officers and crew and some of "Crusader’s" boats crew were captured by the Germans and taken to Zeebrugge as pow’s.

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