The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
4th August 1917On this day:
- movements 245 Machine Gun Company
Mercatel and trenches.
Sent up 2 gun teams under 2/Lt. Wheatley from No.3 Section to relieve S8 and S9 at 2300.
- U-Boat Index - WW1 KUK U-40 Austrian Submarine
Launched 21st April 1917
Commissioned 4th August 1917
4 Aug 1917 - 18 Sep 1918 Johann Krsnjavi
19 Sep 1918 - 31 Oct 1918 Wladimir Pfeifer
No flotilla information available
Successes 2 ships sunk with a total of 7,556 tons.
3 ships damaged with a total of 14,112 tons.
- 19 Aug 1917 k.u.k. U40 Johann Krsnjavi Gartness 2,422 br
- 29 Aug 1917 k.u.k. U40 Johann Krsnjavi Clifftower (damaged) 3,509 br
- 1 Jan 1918 k.u.k. U40 Johann Krsnjavi Sandon Hall 5,134 br
- 20 Mar 1918 k.u.k. U40 Johann Krsnjavi Lord Ormonde (damaged) 3,914 ca
- 23 Mar 1918 k.u.k. u40 Johann Krsnjavi Demodocus (damaged) 6,689 br
Fate Scrapped in 1920.
- 4th August 1917 Inspections
- 4th Aug 1917 SBR's Tested
- 4th Aug 1917 In Action
- 4th Aug 1917 Fourth Year of War
- 4th Aug 1917 Training & Baths
- 4th Aug 1917 Reliefs
- 4th Aug 1917 Training
- 4th Aug 1917 Holding the Line
- 4th of August 1917 Parade & March
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