By: lanners55 - 18th January 2010 at 21:41 - Edited 2nd October 2019 at 11:40 I had originally assumed this to be a relic of a Zeppelin raid on Lowestoft in April 1916. However, I can find no trace of such a raid althought there does seem to have been a German Naval raid. Early in the Second Anglo-Dutch War, the Dutch navy suffered a bloody defeat in a savage battle fought off Lowestoft, eastern England. It was snowing and just before dusk on 13th January 1942 when a single Dornier glided over the coast unheard and released four bombs in … The Raid on Yarmouth, which took place on 3 November 1914, was an attack by the Imperial German Navy on the British North Sea port and town of Great Yarmouth.Little damage was done to the town since shells only landed on the beach, after German ships laying mines offshore were interrupted by British destroyers. The attack on Yarmouth was curtailed by poor visibility and the appearance of the Harwich Force. Yet this catastrophe only stirred the Dutch to greater efforts in the war, and the English failed to draw any lasting advantage from a … However, the bombs which hit the CWS (Co-op) cannery factory in Waveney Drive, Lowestoft on 29 November 1940, were in fact of Italian origin. The Lowestoft raid improved the morale of the German fleet, and may have played a part in delaying the start of the unrestricted submarine campaign. Apr 24, 2014 - Being a Naval Port, Lowestoft suffered many bad air raids, having one nearly every day of the war. The Sparrow's Nest (Theatre and Gardens) were commissioned by the Navy,and the Royal Naval Patrol was based there, and it was known as HMS Europa. Photo: Wikipedia. The former SMS Kolberg in French service as Colmar during her deployment to China in 1924. Three civilians were killed and 12 wounded. The raid on Lowestoft destroyed two 6 inch gun batteries and 200 houses. This raid was the biggest aimed at Lowestoft in the Second World War and also the most destructive, with 51 houses and premises destroyed and more than 1,000 damaged – passing into history as the Focke-Wulf raids. Two other squadrons of German battleships were to follow … The Jubilee Stores pub in Lowestoft, on the corner of High Street and Camden Street. Mr Collis added that the details of all the local civilian air raid casualties were contained in archives at Lowestoft Record Office, now earmarked for removal to 'The Hold' in Ipswich. Summary of 'Port War' account: Lowestoft's worst raid of the war came at a time when attack was to be least expected. Police seized class A and B drugs after a raid in Spashett Road, Lowestoft, on February 11, 2020. The accompanying raid by six airships was hampered by bad weather and most of the bombs dropped were ineffective. The Lowestoft raid was typical of an increasingly bold attitude on the part of Scheer and the High Seas Fleet that would eventually result in the battle of Jutland (31 May-1 June 1916). Many thousands of Sailors passed through there, some sadly never to return. In command was Admiral Franz von Hipper who’s orders were to lay mines off the coast of Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft; and also to shell Yarmouth. Battle of Lowestoft, (13 June 1665). Man arrested after drugs raid in Lowestoft 28 June 2019, 12:32 | Updated: 28 June 2019, 12:36 Police have arrested a 54 year old man after finding nearly 600 cannabis plants in Lowestoft. The former SMS Stralsund in French service as Mulhouse.Photo: Wikipedia. The Day Italians Bombed Lowestoft For more than 70 years a wartime raid which wrecked part of a cannery plant in Lowestoft and killed three people was thought to have been the work of the German Luftwaffe. Corner of High Street and Camden Street: Wikipedia and Camden Street in. 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