The Raid on Yarmouth, which took place on 3 November 1914, was an attack by the German Navy on the British North Sea port and town of Great Yarmouth. Little damage was done to the town since shells only landed on the beach, after German ships laying mines offshore were interrupted by British destroyers. [5] Also, according to First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill, the British could not believe there was nothing more to the raid than briefly shelling Yarmouth, and were waiting for something else to happen. This is a report of the raid by Major General Ferrier, Commander of the Humber Defences. Another was to pick off any small ships encountered, or to entice larger groups into giving chase and lead them back to where the German High Seas Fleet would be waiting in relatively safe waters near to Germany. The British had adopted a strategy of keeping the greater part of the Grand Fleet always together, so it would always have superiority whenever it engaged the enemy. The privateers intended to stop the export of supplies being sent from Nova Scotia to the loyalists in Boston. At 09:55, Admiral Beatty was ordered south with a British battlecruiser squadron, with squadrons of the Grand Fleet following from Ireland. Cape Cod Fentanyl Raid: 3 Arrested, Home Condemned - Barnstable-Hyannis, MA - Barnstable and Yarmouth police teamed up and arrested Inga Washington and Denise Rogers on fentanyl and cocaine charges. The Floating Fortresses -Raid on Yarmouth(In dev)-Post by afjklol » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:50 pm. In October 1914, the German Navy was seeking ways to attack the British fleet. The submarines HMS E10, D5 and D3—inside the harbour—moved out to join the chase, but D5 struck a just-laid mine and sank. At 16:30 on 2 November 1914, the battlecruiser squadron left its home base on the Jade River. Above: the SMS Seydlitz, the battlecruiser which led today's operations. The raid involved American Privateers from Salem, Massachusetts attacking Yarmouth, Nova Scotia at Cape Forchu. The response came in the form of shellfire, first small, then from larger calibre guns. On Wednesday, October 28, 2015 a Knock and Announce search warrant was obtained from First District Court of Barnstable authorizing the search of 9 Vacation Avenue West Yarmouth, Massachusetts authorizing Police Officers to search for Heroin and evidence related to the distribution of Heroin. YARMOUTH – Yarmouth Police report that on Thursday at approximately 4:48 PM, they were dispatched to the Cape Sands Inn Motel in West Yarmouth for a report of a motor vehicle crash. It had been the target of a raid by surface ships on 3 November 1914. One of these schooners had prisoner Acting-Governor Phillips Callbeck, having been captured in the Raid on Charlottetown (1775). The Raid on Yarmouth, which took place on 3 November 1914, was an attack by the German Navy on the British North Sea port and town of Great Yarmouth. Our planes we were having some manoeuvres when fifty Jerry planes came over. It was a nasty raid with thirteen killed and forty-seven hospital cases. The raid involved American Privateers from Salem, Massachusetts attacking Yarmouth, Nova Scotia at Cape Forchu. The privateers intended to stop the export of supplies being sent from Nova Scotia to the loyalists in Boston. The Raid on Yarmouth, which took place on 3 November 1914, was an attack by the Imperial German Navy on the British North Sea port and town of Great Yarmouth. The Royal Navy had more ships than Germany, so it was felt inadvisable to enter into any direct fleet to fleet engagement. The Yarmouth raid was carried out by the German battlecruiser squadron commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper with the battlecruisers SMS Seydlitz, Von der Tann and Moltke, the slightly smaller armoured cruiser SMS Blücher and the light cruisers SMS Strassburg, Graudenz, Kolberg and Stralsund. In Yarmouth a shoemaker named Sam Smith and an elderly lady called Martha Taylor were killed instantly by a bomb that fell in St. Peter’s Plain, a working class district of the town. I am told there was damage to the Market Place, Arnold's and Palmer's, with … Shortly before, a raid on Yarmouth had produced few results but demonstrated the potential for fast raiding into British waters. The intention was to lay mines off the coast of Yarmouth and Lowestoft and to shell Yarmouth. SOUTH YARMOUTH – [DEVELOPING] – As you will see in the following HN Video, heavily armed police raided a residence at 5 Bryar Lane last evening at about [9:30] p.m.. (See official YPD media statement below) According to a police source on scene, three males were taken into custody in relation to a criminal drug investigation involving Fentanyl. The Raid on Yarmouth took place on 5 December 1775 during the American Revolutionary War. American privateers remained a threat to Nova Scotian ports for the rest of the war. By then, Hipper was 50 mi (43 nmi; 80 km) away, heading home. 03 November 1914 – Raid On Yarmouth Above: the SMS Seydlitz, the battlecruiser which led today’s operations. Two squadrons of German battleships followed them from harbour slightly later, to lay in wait for any ships which the battlecruisers might be able to entice to chase them back. Witnesses… At 07:40, Hipper ceased firing at Lively and instead directed some shells toward Yarmouth, which hit the beach. With military deadlock on the Western Front, the Germans decided to use them against towns and cities in Britain. Second Drug Raid at the Same Home in Six Days Results in Arrest of Family for Heroin. Under threat of death, the inhabitants of the town watched as the privateers pillaged their town. [9] For example, after a failed attempt to raid Chester, Nova Scotia, American privateers struck again in the Raid on Lunenburg in 1782. Little damage was done to the town since shells only landed on the beach after German ships laying mines offshore were interrupted by British destroyers. The Raid on Yarmouth took place on 1 December 1775 during the American Revolutionary War.The raid involved American Privateers from Machias, Maine attacking Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. It was a defended port, so was a military target, but not an important one, so was most likely chosen for geographical rather than military reasons. One was to lay mines which later might sink passing British ships. [3], Yarmouth coast was patrolled by the minesweeper HMS Halcyon and the old destroyers HMS Lively and Leopard. BOMBARDMENT OF YARMOUTH A FIVE MINUTE RAID FOUR PERSONS KILLED. A further consideration was that raiding British coastal towns might force the British to alter the disposition of its ships to protect those towns. The 1914 Raid on Great Yarmouth. 03 November 1914 - Raid On Yarmouth. In the fog, the armoured cruiser SMS Yorck—which was traveling from the Jade Bay to Wilhelmshaven—went off course and hit two mines. Thursday 29 May 1942 . By midnight, the squadron was sufficiently north to be passing fishing trawlers from various countries. Then, just before 11 o’clock, they were rudely awakened from their peaceful slumbers. American privateers devastated the maritime economy by raiding many of the coastal communities,[3] such as the numerous raids on Liverpool and on Annapolis Royal. The first raid took place on the eastern coastal towns of Great Yarmouth … German shooting was less accurate than it might have been because all the battlecruisers fired upon her at once, making it harder for each ship to tell where their own shells were landing and correct their aim. A Zeppelin bombed Yarmouth in 1915, Britain’s first attack from the air, killing two residents of St Peter’s Plain. People in Bow, Poplar and by Tower Bridge have reported hearing an air raid sirens, leading many to question why the "spooky" sound has been set off amidst the coronavirus lockdown Halcyon—out of immediate danger—radioed a warning of the presence of German ships. Find out the basic facts of the raid. Back at Great Yarmouth however, there was also the lack of reaction from the British, but this had been due partly to news, that same morning, of a much more serious loss at the Battle of Coronel in Chile; plus the fact that Admiral John Jellicoe, commander of the Grand Fleet, was on a train returning to his ships at the time of the raid. On this occasion, mines were to be laid off the coast of Yarmouth and Lowestoft, but the ships were also to shell Yarmouth. The unfortunate Samuel Smith was decapitated by a flying splinter when a bomb hit the house he was walking past. [5], On December 5, 1775 at 10:00 in the morning two American Privateers (80 men each) from Salem, each armed with eight Carriage guns and 16 swivels, landed at Yarmouth. [4] Sent to join Captain Jeremiah O'Brien in the Bay of Fundy, five vessels left Salem for Nova Scotia. [1], The raids had several objectives. Great Yarmouth is believed to be the first British town to suffer a fatality during an aerial bombardment. By 06:30 on 3 November, the patrol sighted a marker buoy at "smith's Knoll Watch", allowing them to determine their exact position and close in to Yarmouth. Although the results were not spectacular, German commanders were heartened by the ease with which Hipper had arrived and departed, with little resistance, and were encouraged to try again. 3, p. 121, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Raid_on_Yarmouth,_Nova_Scotia_(1775)&oldid=1000298460, Naval battles of the American Revolutionary War involving the United States, Naval battles of the American Revolutionary War, Privateering in the American Revolutionary War, Battles of the American Revolutionary War in Nova Scotia, Wikipedia references cleanup from February 2020, Articles covered by WikiProject Wikify from February 2020, All articles covered by WikiProject Wikify, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 January 2021, at 15:02. On the 19 th January 1915, two German Zeppelin airships known as L3 and L4 dropped bombs on the Norfolk towns of Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn in Britain’s first experience of an air raid. November 3 1914, Yarmouth —With the Grand Fleet still in Ireland, away from the action though not entirely out of danger, the Germans saw opportunities to make use of their temporary mastery of the North Sea. [6], Coordinates: 52°34′12″N 1°44′24″E / 52.57°N 1.74°E / 52.57; 1.74, Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, Naval battles of World War I involving the United Kingdom, Naval battles of World War I involving Germany, Raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby, Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Raid_on_Yarmouth?oldid=4639456. 3, p. 109, Naval Records of the American Revolution, Vol. The Floating Fortresses The Floating Fortresses, is a naval warfare game based upon the First World War. As a result, 82 inhabitants of Yarmouth signed a petition to Governor Legge to either withdraw to Halifax or New England or be able to remain neutral in the conflict, which was quickly rejected by Richard Bulkeley.[7][8]. – Norfolk Tales, Myths & More! The Raid on Yarmouth, which took place on 3 November 1914, was an attack by the German Navy on the British North Sea port and town of Great Yarmouth.. Little damage was done to the town since shells only landed on the beach after German ships laying mines offshore were interrupted by British destroyers. Instead, the Germans sought ways to attack British ships individually or in small groups. Six went to Yarmouth and our planes, all keyed up for the manoeuvres, went after them and shot down four, badly damaging the other two. According to Great Yarmouth at War, published in 1989 by Colin Tooke and David Scarles, more than 50 homes were so badly damaged in that raid that they had to be demolished. A number of the crew survived by sitting on the wreck of the ship, which had sunk in shallow water, but at least 235 men were killed (reports vary). Yarmouth was bombarded on Monday night, and for the third time the inhabitants heard the music of the guns. As if to answer the British Admiralty's charges yesterday that Germany has used neutral vessels to lay mines in the North Sea, today the minesweeper HMS Halcyon encounters a German force mining the… On 19 January 1915 the Zeppelin L3 attacked … Halcyon spotted two cruisers, which she challenged. On November 3, 1914, he led the abortive German raid on Yarmouth. WEST YARMOUTH — A raid Friday afternoon of a homeless camp on old cranberry bogs owned by Cape Cod Healthcare led police to a “shake and … At 08:30, Halcyon returned to harbour and provided a report of what had happened. I surprised my German host when I revealed that my mission to Friedrichshafen stemmed from that historic raid on Yarmouth and the aborted 1918 one on London. The emergency services toiled throughout the next day not only to provide emergency shelter for the homeless but also to do temporary repairs to another 200 dwellings. Arriving over Great Yarmouth at around 9:00pm, L3 dropped its payload of ten bombs on the working class area of St. Peter’s Plain. L3 crossed the coast at Winterton and turned south towards Yarmouth. It fell between the two nearest naval bases, on the Tyne and the Humber. One British submarine was sunk by a mine as it attempted to leave harbour and attack the German ships, while one German armoured cruiser was sunk after striking two German mines outside its own home port. However, the casualties resulting from the ill-starred raid on Great Yarmouth were not confined to the British side. Lively—some 2 mi (1.7 nmi; 3.2 km) behind—started to make smoke to hide the ships. [5], Admiral Hipper was awarded an Iron Cross for the success of the raid, but refused to wear it, feeling little had been accomplished. On 16 November, Rear Admiral Franz Hipper—commander of the German battlecruiser squadron—persuaded his superior, Admiral Friedrich von Ingenohl, to ask the Kaiser's permission for a raid. Tasks. Admiral Hipper (1863-1932), center, pictured with his staff in 1916. Once Stralsund had finished laying mines, the ships departed.[4]. Germany hoped to encourage Britain to split more ships from the main fleet for coastal defence, thereby giving Germany more chances to catch isolated ships.[2]. Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}43°48′25″N 66°09′29″W / 43.807°N 66.158°W / 43.807; -66.158, The references used may be made clearer with a different or consistent style of, American Revolution - Nova Scotia theatre, Learn how and when to remove this template message, Naval Documents of the American Revolution, Vol. MANY NARROW ESCAPES. A raid on Yarmouth on 3 November 1914 passed without incident, and Ingenohl began to plan for a more ambitious raid. The 1914 Raid on Great Yarmouth. Most of the residents had retired to rest for the night. 3, p. 3, Naval Records of the American Revolution, Vol. German ships returning home waited overnight in Schillig Roads for fog to clear to return to harbour. The privateers intended to stop the export of supplies being sent from Nova Scotia to the loyalists in Boston. These documents refer to a Zeppelin raid on Hull in June 1915. The attacks put an end to the trade relations between Nova Scotia and New England. The first raid was on Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn in January 1915. The Yorkshire coast was chosen as the target for the raid. 1. They overwhelmed the local militia and imprisoned all the officers. Yarmouth was attacked at 7.40am with planes coming in at low level with the sun behind them making them difficult to see. Two of the schooners went to Yarmouth. Up until the Second World War, it was called the Great War. The destroyer HMS Success moved to join them, while three more destroyers in harbour started to raise steam. The schooners took four prizes in the Bay of Fundy and sent three to Salem. The Raid on Yarmouth The raid took place on 3 November 1914, and was an attack by the Imperial German Navy on the British North Sea port and town of Great Yarmouth by the German battlecruiser squadron under the command of Admiral Franz von Hipper. 3rd November 1914 Yarmouth Raid - 3rd Nov 1914 The Raid on Yarmouth, which took place on 3 November 1914, was an attack by the German Navy on the British North Sea port and town of Great Yarmouth.Little damage was done to the town since shells only landed on the beach after German ships laying mines offshore were interrupted by British destroyers. The Raid on Yarmouth took place on 5 December 1775 during the American Revolutionary War. The Kaiser had given orders that no major fleet action was to take place, but small groups of ships might still take part in raids. 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