Diary for Wednesday, May 3, 1916:
North Sea: Weather thwarts British carrier raid with Vindex and Engadine on Tondern Zeppelin sheds (until May 4), but cruisers Galatea and Phaeton force Zeppelin L7 down. Submarine E31 finishes it off and rescues 7 survivors, also survives 5.9-inch shell hit and ramming attempt by cruiser Rostock. Main rival fleets briefly sortie in support (May 4-5).
Russia: Ex-War Minister General Sukhomlinov arrested on treason charges.
Britain: 10% lighting reduction requested to save coal.