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"GOEBEN" AND "BRESLAU." - The "` Goeben' and ` Breslau' incident" forms an interesting part of the naval history of the World War, since the escape of the German battle-cruiser "Goeben" from Messina on Aug. 6 1914 enabled it to proceed to Constantinople and to exercise a powerful influence on Turkey and the outcome of the war.

When the war broke out the British forces in the Mediterranean under the commander-in-chief Vice-Adml. Sir A. Berkeley Milne consisted of three battle-cruisers: the "Inflexible" (flag.), "Indomitable" and "Indefatigable" (each eight r2-in. guns, 23 knots); the 1st Cruiser Squadron (under Rear-Adml. E. C. Troubridge): "Defence" (four 9.2-in., ten 7.5-in.), "Black Prince," "Duke of Edinburgh," "Warrior" (each six 9.2-in., ten 6-in.); the four light cruisers, "Chatham," "Dublin," "Gloucester," "Weymouth," and the 5th De R Sardinia (Nano Corfu Troubridge 1St C.S.

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