SMS Cap Trafalgar vs RMS Carmania, September 14, 1914

In the run up to the First World War, many ocean liners were designed so that they could be easily converted to auxiliary cruisers. Two such vessels met off the coast of Brazil in September of 1914. The History Guy recalls the first naval battle between ocean liners.

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  1. I recommend reading Colin Simpson’s The Ship That Hunted Itself. Incidentally Simpson shows a photo of a pig and a parrot on board the Cap Trafalgar. Also the ship used railway ties for fuel and the Cap Trafalgar’s orchestra became stokers. Very interesting book.

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