Protector Captain and Crew lost 31 december 1916
 The three Phillips men lost when the Protector went down 


British pilot cutter Protector mined of entrance to the Tyne: 19 lives lost.

British ss City of Gran warded off U-Boat by gunfire in Channel.

Sir Douglas Haig promted to Field Marshall.

Two German attacks in Champagne repulsed

Germans repulsed near Braila.

Further Allied Note to Greece again demanding reparation for events of December 1 and 2.

Reference

The Times Diary and Index of the War (1928) p.92.

Image and further details of the story of the sinking of the cutter Protector

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