SOUTH AFRICAN OWNED "KIL" CLASS SHIPS

W.M. Rice

Abstract


With the First World War came the "Submarine Menace." U-Boats wrought havoc in the shipping lanes around the British coast and the Royal Navy was faced with the task of locating and destroying a hidden foe. In the early days of the war the principal method of attacking U-Boats was to lure them to the surface where their thin hulls were vulnerable to the four inch and larger guns mounted aboard naval vessels.


Keywords


the First World War; "Submarine Menace"; U-Boats; British coast; the principal method of attacking U-Boats; thin hulls

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5787/21-4-335

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