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9th August 1916On this day:
- 3rd Monmouths entrain The 3rd Monmouth Battalion entrain at Acheux for Hesdin and go into billets at Capelle.
- Divisional Field Day 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery billeted at
Vitz-Villeroy took part in
Divisional Field Day. The Brigade massed at Divisional Artillery HQ near Roofles and, after going over a pontoon bridge constructed by Divisional Royal Engineers, proceeded to take up positions in the neighbourhood of Caumont. After batteries had been in action until 1430, retirement to billets was ordered.
- U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-58
Type U 57
Shipyard A.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 213)
Ordered 6 Oct 1914
Laid down 8 Jun 1915
Launched 31 May 1916
Commissioned 9 Aug 1916
9 Aug 1916 - 3 Jun 1917 Kurt Wippern.
4 Jun 1917 - 26 Jun 1917 Peter Hermann.
27 Jun 1917 - 30 Oct 1917 Karl Scherb.
31 Oct 1917 - 17 Nov 1917 Gustav Amberger
Career 8 patrols.
16 Oct 1916 - 17 Nov 1917 II Flotilla
Successes 21 ships sunk with a total of 30,906 tons.
- 27 Oct 1916 U 58 Kurt Wippern Ellen 140 sw
- 4 Dec 1916 U 58 Kurt Wippern Senta 1,024 sw
- 5 Dec 1916 U 58 Kurt Wippern Stettin 412 nw
- 1 Mar 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Norma 850 nw
- 25 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Havila 1,421 da
- 25 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Hawthornbank 1,369 da
- 25 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Sokoto 2,259 da
- 27 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Dromore 4,398 br
- 27 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Langfond 1,097 nw
- 28 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Bullmouth 4,018 br
- 2 May 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Beeswing 1,462 br
- 2 May 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Dione 785 nw
- 2 May 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Vanduara 2,079 nw
- 5 May 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Asra 1,975 nw
- 18 Jun 1917 U 58 Peter Hermann Bega 318 br
- 19 Jun 1917 U 58 Peter Hermann Ivigtut 456 da
- 6 Jul 1917 U 58 Karl Scherb Motor 63 da
- 8 Jul 1917 U 58 Karl Scherb Fiorella 1,168 nw
- 13 Jul 1917 U 58 Karl Scherb Charilaos Tricoupis 2,475 gr
- 21 Jul 1917 U 58 Karl Scherb Ramillies 2,935 br
- 14 Nov 1917 U 58 Gustav Amberger Dolly Warden 202 br
Fate 17 Nov 1917 - Depth charged by destroyer USS Fanning off the south coast of Ireland 51°37’N, 8°12’W . 2 dead, unknown number of survivors.
Location incorrectly given as 51°32’N, 05°21’W in many sources.
There was another U 58 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 Oct 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 4 Feb 1939.
- 9th August 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary
- 9th August 1916 Brigade relocation to Pont Remy
- Trench raiding party 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
9/10th August - Ronville - A party under the supervision of 2/Lt Clay successfully inflicted 4 casualties on the enemy's wiring party who were inspecting their own wire and brought into our lines two of the bodies and the tunic and cap of a third, enabling the identity of the enemy to be discovered. We suffered no casualties.
- 9th Aug 1916 Very Hot
- 9th Aug 1916 Attack Made by Liverpool Scottish
- 9th Aug 1916 On the March
- LA FOSSE
1530. 18th Battn. vacated billets at LA FOSSE and moved into billets at LE HAMEL (HQ & C Co) and ESSARS (A. B. D Co’s)
- 9th Aug 1916 Under Shellfire
- 9th Aug 1916 Reliefs Completed
- 9th Aug 1916 Bravery Recognised
- 9th Aug 1916 On the March
- 9th of August 1916 TM Attack
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