The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
10th March 1916On this day:
- Relocations 6th County of London Brigade RFA hold
Brigade Field Day. Two positions taken up. General Spoulding, GOCRA. 47th Division was present.
- U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-77
Type UE 1
Shipyard Vulcan, Hamburg (Werk 59)
Ordered 9 Mar 1915
Launched 9 Jan 1916
Commissioned 10 Mar 1916
10 Mar 1916 - 7 Jul 1916 Erich GŁnzel
Career 2 patrols.
29 Jun 1916 - 7 Jul 1916 I Flotilla
Successes No successes.
Fate 7 Jul 1916 - Lost after this date while on a mission to lay mines off Kinnaird Head, Scotland. 33 dead (all hands lost). U 77 got at least some of her mines out before her loss.
Previously recorded fate.
Lost in a minehandling accident off Dunbar, Scotland. The wreck at that location is undoubtedly that of U 74.
There was another U 77 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 23 Nov 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 18 Jan 1941.
- 10th Mar 1916 Officers join 7th Northumberlands
- 10th Mar 1916 Embarkation
- 10th Mar 1916 Mascots
- 10th Mar 1916 Working Party
- 10th Mar 1916 Reliefs
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Remembering those who died this day. Pte. Arthur Henry Bailey. Gloucester Rgt. 1st Btn., "B" Coy. Pte Fredrick Charles Eighteen. Suffolk Regiment 5th Btn. Pte. James Garbett. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 11th Battalion Read their Story.
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