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War Name : The Guendolen v Hermann Von Wissmann

Date(s) : 13 August 1914

Part of :First World War, East African Campaign

Summary : On the outbreak of World War 1 the Nyasaland Administration Gunboat was ordered to "sink, burn or destroy" the German gunboat which presented a threat to shipping on Lake Nyasa.. Finding her hauled out at the German port of Sphinxhaven on the 13th August 1914 the Guendolen rendered her inoperable in the first maritime engagement of World War 1.

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