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Action of 17 March 1917
Part of World War I
Date17 March 1917
LocationStrait of Dover
Result German victory
Belligerents
 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland  German Empire
Strength
4 destroyers
drifters
8 torpedo boats
Casualties and losses
1 destroyer sunk
1 destroyer damaged
none


The Action of 17 March 1917 was a German raid on British shipping in the Strait of Dover as well as the harbours of Ramsgate and Margate. Two flotillas of German torpedo boats set out from the coast of Flanders and split. One group attacked the British drifters and destroyers patrolling near Goodwin Sands, while the other attacked the towns of Ramsgate and Margate, shelling the towns and shipping in their harbors. While attempting to fight off the German squadron near Goodwin Sands, the destroyers HMS Paragon and HMS Llewellyn were torpedoed. Paragon was sunk and Llewellyn damaged before the Germans withdrew with no casualties.

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