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



4th August 1915

On this day:


  • Staff Training   6th County of London Brigade RFA report an examination took place of a class of 20 recruit signalers, undergoing a three month course of instruction. This is the end of the first month's examination.

    War Diaries


  • 4th August 1915 9th Lancers training

  • U-Boat Index - WW1    Type U 66 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 204) Ordered 2 Feb 1913 Laid down 1 Nov 1913 Launched 15 May 1915 Commissioned 4 Aug 1915

    Commanders.
    4 Aug 1915 - 15 Mar 1916 Erich von Rosenberg-Grusczyski.
    16 Mar 1916 - 14 Dec 1917 Hans Nieland.
    15 Dec 1917 - 15 Sep 1918 Helmuth von Rabenau

    Career 13 patrols.
    28 Oct 1915 - 11 Nov 1918 IV Flotilla

    Successes 17 ships sunk with a total of 39,694 tons.

    3 ships damaged with a total of 14,766 tons.

    • 16 Apr 1916 U 67 Hans Nieland Cardonia 2,169 br
    • 20 Apr 1916 U 67 Hans Nieland Whitgift 4,397 br
    • 22 Apr 1916 U 67 Hans Nieland Chanaral 2,423 fr
    • 28 Jan 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Daisy 1,227 da
    • 29 Jan 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Punta Teno 1,042 sp
    • 1 Feb 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Butron 2,434 sp
    • 2 Feb 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Elikon 1,166 gr
    • 5 Feb 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Lorton 1,419 pe
    • 19 Feb 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Headley 4,953 br
    • 17 Apr 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Kish 4,928 br
    • 18 Apr 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Rhydwen 4,799 br
    • 20 Apr 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Portloe 3,187 br
    • 28 Apr 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Port Jackson 2,309 br
    • 19 Jul 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Harrildsborg 1,547 da
    • 24 Jul 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Viking 873 sw
    • 28 Jul 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Rigmor 798 da
    • 15 Sep 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Idomeneus (damaged) 6,692 br
    • 21 Nov 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Breynton (damaged) 4,240 br
    • 22 Nov 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Redbridge (damaged) 3,834 br
    • 27 Nov 1917 U 67 Hans Nieland Premier 23 br

    Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Fareham in 1921.

    There was another U 67 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 30 Oct 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 22 Jan 1941.

    John Doran


  •    E Battery 3rd Brigade RHA

    In reserve near Noordpeene. Lieutenant OS Lund left on promotion to 3rd Infantry Division.

    war diaries


  • 4th Aug 1915 Innoculations

  • 4th Aug 1915 Ship Sunk

  • 4th Aug 1915 Fishing Smacks Sunk

  • 4th Aug 1915 Submarine Lost

  • 4th Aug 1915 Companies under instruction

  • 4th Aug 1915 On the Move

  • 4th Aug 1915 Inspections

  • 4th Aug 1915 Inspection

  • 4th Aug 1915 Grenadiers

  • 4th Aug 1915 Reliefs

  • 4th Aug 1915 Mine Exploded

  • 4th Aug 1915 Trenches Flooded

  • 4th Aug 1915 Man Wounded

  • 4th August 1915 





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