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



6th September 1916

On this day:


  • Quiet Day   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report a quiet day and the Batteries carried out a programme of special shoots throughout the day. The French are reported to have captured 500 yards of enemy trench line near Combles. The Germans made strong counter attacks which were repulsed. Major Cooper returned to take command of A236 Battery.

    War Diaries


  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-83

    Type U 81 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 253) Ordered 23 Jun 1915 Laid down 23 Oct 1915 Launched 13 Jul 1916 Commissioned 6 Sep 1916

    Commanders.
    6 Sep 1916 - 17 Feb 1917 Bruno Hoppe

    Career 2 patrols.
    31 Oct 1916 - 17 Feb 1917 IV Flotilla

    Successes 6 ships sunk with a total of 6,450 tons.
    1 ship damaged with a total of 3,207 tons.

    • 17 Dec 1916 U 83 Bruno Hoppe Niord 123 sw
    • 4 Feb 1917 U 83 Bruno Hoppe Anna Maria 141 fr
    • 4 Feb 1917 U 83 Bruno Hoppe Coquette 167 fr
    • 6 Feb 1917 U 83 Bruno Hoppe Crown Point 5,218 br
    • 7 Feb 1917 U 83 Bruno Hoppe Diaz 637 ru
    • 10 Feb 1917 U 83 Bruno Hoppe Paquerette 164 fr
    • 17 Feb 1917 U 83 Bruno Hoppe Farnborough (damaged) 3,207 br

    Fate 17 Feb 1917 - Sunk by gunfire of Q-Ship Farnborough (Q5) SW of Ireland at 5134N 1123W. 35 dead and 1 survivor (all hands lost).

    There was another U 83 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 9 Dec 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 8 Feb 1941.

    John Doran


  • 6th September 1916 Move to bivouac at Dourrier

  • 6th September 1916 Move to Bouzincourt

  • 6th Sep 1916 Training and Baths

  • 6th Sep 1916 Patrols

  • 6th Sep 1916 Changes in Command

  • 6th Sep 1916 Reliefs Completed

  • 6th Sep 1916 Orders

  • 6th Sep 1916 On the Move

  • 6th of September 1916 





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Charles Barber. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edward Barton. Royal Munster Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Beggs. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Henry Boothman. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 8th Btn.
  • Pte. William Brady. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Daly. Royal Dublin Fusiliers 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Richard Frederick Edwards. King's Liverpool Rgt. 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Frederick George Giles. Dorsetshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Lt. Francis Campion Mulcahy-Morgan. Royal Irish Rifles 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. John Henry Philips. Read their Story.

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