From time to time we shall put the texts of historical documents used in researching the story of HMS Dunedin and in the writing of “Blood in the Sea”, on this web site. Click on the links below to go to the texts
First Watson Report
Official report of the sinking, written by Lieutenant-Commander Watson, the senior surviving officer. The original of this document can be found in the National Archives at Kew, doc number ADM 199/2067. Click here for the text.
Watson notes on numbers of men on the rafts (new document discovered in 2015).
Official report of Captain Olsen, Master of the Nishmaha. ¬†This report appeared in the company magazines of Lykes Lines, “Lykes Fleet Flashes” in February 1942. Click here for the text.