Action aff Lerwick

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Action aff Lerwick
Pairt o Warld War I
German gun from SMS Bremse - geograph.org.uk - 118942.jpg
Gun frae SMS Bremse at Scapa Flow
Date17 October 1917
Locationaff Lerwick (Shetland Islands), Scotland, North Sea, Atlantic Ocean
60°09′18″N 01°08′42″E / 60.15500°N 1.14500°E / 60.15500; 1.14500Coordinates: 60°09′18″N 01°08′42″E / 60.15500°N 1.14500°E / 60.15500; 1.14500
Result German victory
Belligerents
 Unitit Kinrick  German Empire
Commanders an leaders
Unitit Kinrick Charles Fox  
Unitit Kinrick Edward Brooke
German Empire Max Leonardi
Strenth
2 destroyers
2 naval trawlers
2 licht cruisers
Casualties an losses
~300 killed or woundit
2 destroyers sunk
None
The Breetish war escortin twal merchand ships in the battle, nine ar sunk.
Action aff Lerwick is locatit in North Sea
Action aff Lerwick
Action aff Lerwick
Location o the battle

The Action aff Lerwick wis a smaw naval battle o 1917 focht in the North Sea in the First Warld War.