Charles Doughty-Wylie V.C.- a feature with over 50 photos & 13 documents giving the full story of the S.S. River Cylde & his heroic attack at Sedd-El-Bahr,V Beach Gallipoli
[HE WAS THE BROTHER OF REAR-ADMIRAL HENRY DOUGHTY WHO COMMANDED THE LARGEST DREADNOUGHT BATTLESHIP AFLOAT WITH THE BIGGEST GUNS AT THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND]
When they heard of the plan for the ship both his wife Lilian and his mistress, the explorer Gertrude Bell threatened suicide. He wrote to Gertrude..
"When I asked for this ship, my joy in it was half strangled by that you said, I can't even name it or talk about it. As we go steaming in under the port guns in our rotten old collier, shall I think about it… Don't do it. Time is nothing, we join up again, but to hurry the pace is unworthy of us all."