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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



2nd August 1917

On this day:


  • SS Newlyn lost   SS Newlyn was a British steamer of 4019 tons. On August 2nd 1917 SS Newlyn on a voyage from Tyne to Genoa with a cargo of coal & coke was sunk by the German submarine UB-31 (Thomas Bieber) 2 miles south of Prawle Point. 4 persons were lost.

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-90

    Type U 87 Shipyard Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 34) Ordered 23 Jun 1915 Laid down 29 Dec 1915 Launched 12 Jan 1917 Commissioned 2 Aug 1917

    Commanders.
    2 Aug 1917 - 31 Jul 1918 Walter Remy.
    1 Aug 1918 - 31 Aug 1918 Oblt. Helmut Patzig.
    1 Sep 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Heinrich Jeß

    Career 7 patrols.
    10 Sep 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 III Flotilla

    Successes 30 ships sunk with a total of 74,175 tons.
    2 ships damaged with a total of 8,594 tons.

    • 25 Sep 1917 U 90 Walter Remy Union Republicaine 44 fr
    • 27 Sep 1917 U 90 Walter Remy Deux Jeannes 50 fr
    • 27 Sep 1917 U 90 Walter Remy Liberte 49 fr
    • 27 Sep 1917 U 90 Walter Remy Peuples Freres 41 fr
    • 30 Sep 1917 U 90 Walter Remy Drake 2,267 br
    • 30 Sep 1917 U 90 Walter Remy Heron 885 br
    • 1 Oct 1917 U 90 Walter Remy Neuilly 2,186 fr
    • 3 Oct 1917 U 90 Walter Remy Jeannette 226 fr
    • 20 Nov 1917 U 90 Walter Remy Robert Morris 146 br
    • 21 Nov 1917 U 90 Walter Remy Aros Castle 4,460 br
    • 22 Jan 1918 U 90 Walter Remy Corton (damaged) 3,405 br
    • 22 Jan 1918 U 90 Walter Remy Victor De Chavarri 2,957 sp
    • 24 Jan 1918 U 90 Walter Remy Charles 78 br
    • 25 Jan 1918 U 90 Walter Remy Normandy 618 br
    • 26 Jan 1918 U 90 Walter Remy Union 677 fr
    • 30 Jan 1918 U 90 Walter Remy Lindeskov 1,254 da
    • 31 Jan 1918 U 90 Walter Remy Martin Gust 248 ru
    • 1 Feb 1918 U 90 Walter Remy Arrino 4,484 br
    • 16 Mar 1918 U 90 Walter Remy Oilfield 4,000 br
    • 28 Mar 1918 U 90 Walter Remy City Of Winchester 114 br
    • 8 Apr 1918 U 90 Walter Remy Superb 489 nw
    • 29 May 1918 U 90 Walter Remy Begum 4,646 br
    • 29 May 1918 U 90 Walter Remy Carlton 5,265 br
    • 31 May 1918 U 90 Walter Remy President Lincoln 18,168 am
    • 15 Aug 1918 U 90 Helmut Patzig Montanan 6,659 am
    • 15 Aug 1918 U 90 Helmut Patzig J. M. J. 54 fr
    • 16 Aug 1918 U 90 Helmut Patzig West Bridge (d.) 5,189 am
    • 17 Aug 1918 U 90 Helmut Patzig Escrick 4,151 br
    • 17 Aug 1918 U 90 Helmut Patzig Joseph Cudahy 3,302 am
    • 24 Aug 1918 U 90 Helmut Patzig Graciosa 2,276 pt
    • 14 Oct 1918 U 90 Heinrich Jeß Dundalk 794 br
    • 16 Oct 1918 U 90 Heinrich Jeß Pentwyn 3,587 br

    Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Bo'ness in 1919-20.

    There was another U 90 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 25 Oct 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 20 Dec 1941.

  • 2nd August 1917 Routine - Parade postponed due to weather

  • 2nd Aug 1917 Exchange of Fire

  • 2nd Aug 1917 Wet Day

  • 2nd Aug 1917 Awards

  • 2nd Aug 1917 Rain

  • 2nd Aug 1917 Training

  • 2nd Aug 1917 In the Trenches

  • 2nd Aug 1917 Artillery Active

  • 2nd Aug 1917 Ready





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Sgt. A, Bliss. Royal Field Artillery 173 Brigade, D  Bty. Read their Story.
  • Fireman James Ramsay Brown. SS Newlyn Read their Story.
  • Pte. Alfred Bryan. Royal Irish Regiment 6th Btn.
  • Fmn. Bernard Collins. S.S. Newlyn Read their Story.
  • Pte. William Brinley "Brin" Jordan. Welsh Regiment 9th Btn Read their Story.
  • Pte Samuel Charles Mace. Coldstream Guards 2nd Btn Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Frank Oakley. MM. Machine Gun Corps 58th Coy. Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Charles William Victor Taylor. Royal Field Artillery 112th Brigade Read their Story.

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