November's Item of the month is a journal (JOD/106/1) kept by a navigating lieutenant on the Canopus, recording the battle of the Coronel, which took place off the Chilean coast, 100 years ago on Saturday. Harry Bennett did not witness the destruction of the British ships Good Hope and Monmouth, but his ship was part of the same squadron and he felt the loss of his fellows. He also produced some great water colours, and a couple of them are online.

Journal of Harry Bennett, HMS Journal of Harry Bennett, HMS 'Canopus'







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