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During its passage from Devonport to Hong Kong during the First World War (1914–1918), the troopship SS 'Tyndareus' was due to put in at Table Bay, South Africa, for fuel and fresh provisions. However, on 6 February 1917 while rounding Cape Agulhas, some 108 miles (173 km) south-east of Cape Town, the 11,000-ton troopship struck a mine laid by the German raider 'Wolf', with a terrific explosion. The ship rapidly began to fill with water and started going down by the head.
oil on board
H 54.2 x W 34.3 cm (E)
purchased from David Cohen Fine Art Ltd, 2001