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Newspaper clippings referring to Geoffrey Haggard and HMS IMPLACABLE

Date: 1904 - 1905
Dimensions:
Overall: 356 x 230 mm
Medium: Cardboard, ink
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Jennifer Smyth
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Scrapbook
Object No: 00015829
Place Manufactured:London

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    Description
    Newspaper clippings referring to Geoffrey Haggard and HMS IMPLACABLE, compiled by Mrs Haggard.
    SignificanceThe story of the AE2 her Commander Henry Stoker and First Lieutenant, Geoffrey Haggard, and their infiltration of the Dardanelles in World War I is a highly significant Allied military and Australian naval episode. Although the event did not ultimately alter the course of the war it did demonstrate to Britain that Turkish waters could be breached. Subsequent submarine activity there by E11 and E14 severely hampered Turkish efforts to reinforce and supply their troops engaged at Gallipoli by forcing them to take the more arduous overland route.
    HistoryCommissioned in September 1901, HMS INMPLACABLE was part of the British Navy's Mediterranean Fleet and served with there until 1908. From 1909 to 1912 she was part of the British Channel and then Home Fleet. Although IMPLACABLE had been refitted, she was outclassed by the later model of dreadnought ships.

    Upon the outbreak of WW1, IMPLACABLE continued her duties as part of the Channel Fleet and was then part of the Dardanelles Campaign who supported the Allied landings at Gallipoli. She then remained on duty in her familiar Mediterranean until mid-1917, then ended the war in English waters in service with Northern Patrol. After the war, IMPLACABLE was inevitably decommissioned and sold for scrap in 1921.

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