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Battle of Rufiji Delta - Sinking of SMS Königsberg

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On this day in 1915, the Royal Navy finally managed to severely damage the stranded SMS Königsberg after deploying monitors to the treacherous waters of the Rufiji Delta. The raider, gaining fame among other things by sinking British cruiser HMS Pegasus, was abandoned by crew and scuttled by a torpedo, her guns taken ashore and used as  field artillery by German army in Africa.


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