Letter by Sidney Ellis, Royal Naval Reserve officer.



Letter by Sidney Ellis (died 1920s), Royal Naval Reserve officer from Liverpool at Urquhart's Temperance Hotel, Aberdeen, 31 July 1917. Relating the sinking of his ship on 25 July 1917 by gunfire, surfaced u-boat, hiding his nationality and rank from the German Uboat crew, lifeboats missing the Shetlands due to an inaccurate compass, landing in Norway at. Ship is possibly the Norwegian barque Dea, sunk by U49.