The Seydlitz weathering the storm that struck while she was being towed to Rosyth. She arrived there despite the loss of both equipment and supplies in the raging seas. Notice one of the passage or runner crew at the starboard side on the far front.
September 1916. "Kron Prinz Wilhelm, German ship, interned in U.S. in tow." The former passenger liner, pressed into service as a commerce raider by the Imperial German Navy at the start of World War I, being towed from the Norfolk yards to Philadelphia. During its eight months on the high seas -- after leaving New York Harbor with 2,000 tons of coal -- the converted 15,000-ton cruiser sank more than a dozen Allied ships and took hundreds of prisoners.
Adolf Hitler came to power a few months before the Von der Tann was towed to Rosyth. The Nazi Swastika flies over the tugboat Parnass on the von der Tann's starboard side. Many sightseers were in Rosyth to see Cox deliver his last salvaged German warship. They were also among the first to see this Nazi emblem in British waters, which six years later would be a common symbol of evil throughout the free world.
One hundred and fifty-one years after the Civil War ship the USS Monitor sank off the North Carolina coast, two unknown crewmen found in the ironclad’s turret were buried Friday evening at Arlington National Cemetery. This 1862 photo provided by The Mariners' Museum shows crew sitting on the deck of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor.
A WW1 submarine with a hull number of U-118 was found washed ashore on the beach at Hastings, Sussex, England. After the surrender of Germany, its towing cable snapped as it was being towed to France for dismantling.
Critically damaged 11 in battlecruiser SMS Seydlitz making her way painfully to port after the battle of Jutland on 1 June 1916 (a further photo nearby). Despite the near fatal extent of the damage she suffered more casualties at the battle of Dogger Bank the preceding year, when the entire crews of both her stern turrets perished.