Hastings, Charles

BORN HULL 1890. SON OF WILLIAM HENRY & ALICE (STEPMOTHER) ARNOLD, SKIRLAUGH.  COMMEMORATED ON THE PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

British cruiser from WWI, torpedoed by U-9. The U-9 was responsible for the killing of 1459 man in one single day, sending Aboukir, Cressy and Hogue or a total of 36.000 tons to the bottom. See documents for more info.

Jan Lettens 06/06/2009 Some sources say U-9 surrendered at the end of WWI and was broken up in 1919, others say she was scuttled. On September 22nd 1914, U-9 (Ltn. Otto Weddigen) became world famous when she sank three 12.000 ton British cruisers in less than one hour: Aboukir HMS, Cressy HMS and Hogue HMS, with the loss of almost 1400 men

Read more at wrecksite: https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?56


First name:
CHARLES
Military Number:
6833
Rank:
Stoker 1st Class
Date Died
22/09/1914
Place died:
Sea
Age:
24
BAY HORSE INN, SKIRLAUGH, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK