3 June 1916 – Empress bombs

Back in April the HMS Empress, one of the seaplane carriers assigned to the East Indies and Egypt Seaplane Squadron was transferred to Port Laki to support operations off the Aegean coast of Bulgaria. Her main role is to support naval bombardments in the area.

Today a Short seaplane from the Empress spotted for the cruiser Grafton and the monitor Earl of Peterborough during a bombardment of the railway bridge, north-east of Scala Nuova at a range of ten miles. Two hits on the bridge were made.


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