Fanning Raid

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Fanning Raid
Part of World War I
Date September, 1914
Location Fanning Island, Pacific Ocean
Result Germans cut communications cable.
Belligerents
 British Empire  German Empire
Strength
1 light cruiser
1 auxiliary cruiser
Casualties and losses
communications station destroyed none

The Fanning Raid was an action of the First World War. The British All Red Line cable station on Fanning Island was raided by Germany's SMS Nürnberg and SMS Titania. A German landing party was sent ashore, to cut the communications cable.

Notes and references[edit]

  • Gray, J.A.C. Amerika Samoa, A History of American Samoa and its United States Naval Administration. Annapolis: United States Naval Institute. 1960.

Coordinates: 53°28′S 55°04′W / 53.467°S 55.067°W / -53.467; -55.067