Keble Chatterton turns his attention to the history of HMS Severn, a British monitor that duelled with the Konigsberg in the Rufijiand and also took part in the attack on Tanga and other operations in East Africa until the end of the war. Based on interviews with many of the protagonists and original manuscripts, both British and German, this is the story of a ship whose five-year career was packed tight with action from start to finish.