The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
7th November 1917On this day:
- Departure for France 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
A and B Companies carried out scale of parades. C and D Companies were on working parties.
- U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-109
Type U 93
Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 278)
Ordered 5 May 1916
Launched 25 Sep 1917
Commissioned 7 Nov 1917
7 Nov 1917 - 26 Jan 1918 Otto Ney
Career 1 patrols.
start date unknown - 26 Jan 1918 IV Flotilla
Fate 26 Jan 1918 - Possible mined in the Strait of Dover on January 26, 1918 at position 50.53N, 01.31E. 43 dead (all hands lost).
There was another U 109 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 14 Sep 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 5 Dec 1940.
- 7th Nov 1917 Letters from Home
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