ROBERT ARTHUR LITTLE
Royal Marine Light Infantry H.M.S. "Formidable."
Killed In Action 01/01/1915
CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL Panel 13
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HMS Formidable, 15,250 tons, pre-Dreadnought Battleship, launched in 1898, first commissioned in 1901 and torpedoed by German U-boat 24 on New Year`s Day 1915 while on exercises. She sank in 180 feet of water about 37 miles off the Devon coast, the first British battleship to be sunk in the First World War. Only 199 men were saved out of a complement of about 750.