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  1. SMS Hela

    SMS Hela

    SMS Hela. Launched 1895 in Bremen. Torpedoed and sunk by British U-boat E-9 September 13 1914 six miles southwest of Heligoland. Hela was hit amidships with two torpedoes, fired from a range of 600 yards. She still took some time to sink, and all but two of her crew were rescued by the German submar