21 NOVEMBER 1914, Page 15

On Wednesday the Admiralty issued a further statement about the

naval action off Chile embodying the despatch of the Captain of the Glasgow.' From this we learn that Admiral Cradock was in touch with the ' Canopus' by wire- less, and informed her that he was about to attack the enemy. It is not said how far away the Canopus' was at the time. After the 'Glasgow' had steamed away to avoid destruction flashes were seen in the dark which were no doubt the last shots fired at the sinking Monmouth.' The despatch leaves several points in doubt, but only confirms one's impression of the heroio devotion with which the fight was conducted by Admiral Cradock and his officers.