She was armed with six 150mm guns, anti aircraft guns and depth charges. On 17th April she was commissioned into the Royal Navy's 10th Cruiser Squadron as HMS Ancantra. A battle ensued and both ships were badly damaged. Greif was kept afloat due to the amount of cork that she was carrying but was later sunk by HMS Andes and HMS Comus. The battle killed 230 from the Greif and 68 from Alcantra.
210 German survivors were rescued. Frederick Charles Proctor was born 14/3/1896 and his home address was 55 South Rd, Newhaven. Occupation given as a dock labourer. He enlisted in the R.
His service records confirm the following. 22/8/1914 - Joined Howe Battalion & landed Antwerp. 16/6/1918 3/9/1918 HMS (Gunnery School).
Copies of his service records, a full description of the history and battle between the HMS Ancantra and the SMS Greif and other documentation will be sent with the medals. Please let me know if you need any additional photos or details. Please see my other listings of British and foreign Medals and Militaria.The item "1914 Star Medal Trio Royal Naval Division Sinking of HMS Alcantara & Antwerp" is in sale since Tuesday, June 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War I (1914-1918)\Medals/ Ribbons". The seller is "harrypitt69" and is located in Nottingham. This item can be shipped worldwide.