HC Deb 08 July 1902 vol 110 c1072
MR. MILDMAY (Devonshire, Totnes)

To ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the running down of a German torpedo boat at the mouth of the Elbe on the night of 23rd June, and to the last order given on that occasion by the Commander of the torpedo boat before he was drowned, viz., that the four Englishmen on board should be saved first; whether his Majesty's Government have conveyed their thanks to the German Government, and their sympathy in the loss of the Commander.

(Answer.) The attention of His Majesty's Government has been called to the incident, and they have expressed to the German Government their warm acknowledgments of the deceased officer's generous and gallant conduct, and their deep regret that his life should have been sacrificed—(Foreign Office.)