28 October 1914
- The German cruiser Emden sinks the Russian cruiser Zhemchug in Penang. The Emden arrives at Penang disguised as a British warship, proceeds to raise the German naval flag, sink the French destroyer Mousquet and torpedo the Zhemchug at point-blank range. A second torpedo breaks the vessel in two, killing 89 crewmen and wounding 143 others.
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