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7th April 1917On this day:
- Intense Wire Cutting 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report
Batteries carried out intense wire cutting this morning, A236 Battery firing one hundred and thirty rounds, B236 Battery one hundred and fifty five rounds and C236 Battery two hundred and ten rounds.
Zero time for Daylight Raid 2000. 18th Battalion (London Irish Rifles) carried out this raid, in the same place on the right Brigade Front as the raid in February, under a heavy barrage by two and half Divisional Artilleries, accompanied by dummy raid at German line on Hill 60 and St Eloi.
Enemy fire was fairly heavy and caused a number of casualties. Nineteen prisoners were taken.
OC. Left Group acted as liaison officer with GOC 141st Infantry Brigade, also Major Pollard OC. D236 Battery acted as liaison with OC. Raid.
2/Lt A M Cole B236 Battery posted to 66th Division.
- U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-88
Type U 87
Shipyard Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 32)
Ordered 23 Jun 1915
Laid down 20 Nov 1915
Launched 22 Jun 1916
Commissioned 7 Apr 1917
23 Jul 1916 - 5 Sep 1917 Walther Schwieger
Career 4 patrols.
18 May 1917 - 5 Sep 1917 III Flotilla
Successes 12 ships sunk with a total of 39,382 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 845 tons.
- 23 May 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Hector 1,146 nw
- 25 May 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Hilary 6,329 br
- 28 May 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Roma (damaged) 417 ru
- 29 May 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Ashleaf 5,768 br
- 31 May 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Jeanne Cordonnier 2,194 fr
- 31 May 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Miyazaki Maru 7,892 jp
- 1 Jun 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Cavina 6,539 br
- 6 Jun 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Eemdijk 3,048 nl
- 7 Jun 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger John Bakke 1,611 nw
- 29 Jun 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Escondido 1,066 nw
- 3 Jul 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Iceland 1,501 br
- 7 Jul 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Coral Leaf (damaged) 428 br
- 13 Jul 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Ceres 1,166 da
- 16 Jul 1917 U 88 Walther Schwieger Vesta 1,122 da
Fate 5 Sep 1917 - Presumably mined off Terschelling. 43 dead (all hands lost).
There was another U 88 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 16 Aug 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 15 Oct 1941.
- 7th April 1917 Move to Monchy Cayeux
- 7th Apr 1917 HQ Shelled
- 7th Apr 1917 New Posts
- 7th Apr 1917 Cold Day
- 7th Apr 1917 Wire Cutting
- 7th Apr 1917 Changeable
- 7th April 1917
- 7th April 1917
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