French Battleship Suffren Sinking
French Battleship Suffren
Name Suffren, Type Battleship, Country French.
GRT 12,750 tons, Built 1899, Builder Arsenal de Brest.
Operator French navy
On the 25 Nov 1916, U 52 (Hans Walther) Sank the French Battleship Suffren, 90 miles West of Portugal (39.10N, 10.48W). There were no survivors with crew of 648 lost.
33rd Battalion AIF Special Order No.1 33rd Battalion AIF Special Order No.1
by Lieutenant-Colonel LJ Horshead Commanding, Waltres Farm near Steenwerke 25.11.1916.
1. The following officers and specialists will parade at Battalion Headquarters at 8:45 am on 26.11.1916, and will proceed to the trenches: Officers, Commanding Officer, Intelligence Officer, Adjutant, Quartermaster, Transport Officer, Lewis Gun Officer, Signalling Officer, Scout Officer, Second-in-command Cos.
2. The CO, Adjutant, Quartermaster and Transport Officer will return to billets in the afternoon, the others will remain in the trenches and will take their Batmen.
3. Headquarters 12 Lewis gunners, 8 signallers.
4. COMPANIES 1NCO per platoon, 3 snipers, 1 signaller, 1 Gas NCO, 3 Scouts, 1 Runner, 3 Lewis gunners.
5. This party will proceed to Armentières in motor lorries.
6. The O's C Co's will be careful in the selection of their specialists for this advance party.
7. Officers will take their valises.
8. 2 companies of the Battalion will move forward to the trenches on the 27th inst., the remainder on the 28th.
(signed) RC Jones, Second Lieutenant
Adjutant, 33rd Battalion AIF
Copy no.1 to OC A Co.
Copy no.2 to OC B Co.
Copy no.3 to OC C Co.
Copy no.4 to OC D Co.
Copy no.5 to Intelligence Officer
Copy no.6 to QM
Copy no.7 to Transport Officer
Copy no.8 to Lewis Gun Officer
Copy no.9 to Bombing Officer
Copy no.10 to Scout Officer