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



15th April 1916

On this day:


  • Quiet Day   6th County of London Brigade RFA report Major Clifton returned from First Army Artillery course at Aire. All day was very quiet nothing to report.

    War Diaries


  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-64

    Type U 63 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 248) Ordered 17 May 1915 Laid down 19 May 1915 Launched 29 Feb 1916 Commissioned 15 Apr 1916

    Commanders.
    15 Apr 1916 - 17 Jun 1918 Robert Moraht.

    Career 10 patrols 31 May 1916 - 19 Nov 1916 IV Flotilla 19 Nov 1916 - 17 Jun 1918 Pola/Mittelmeer I Flotilla

    Successes 45 ships sunk with a total of 129,569 tons.
    3 ships damaged with a total of 9,420 tons.
    1 ship taken as prize with a total of 186 tons.
    1 warship sunk with a total of 18,300 tons.

    • 25 Sep 1916 U 64 Robert Moraht Bella 11 br
    • 26 Sep 1916 U 64 Robert Moraht Loch Ryan (prize) 186 br
    • 10 Nov 1916 U 64 Robert Moraht Freja 2,168 da
    • 10 Nov 1916 U 64 Robert Moraht Tripel 4,633 nw
    • 15 Nov 1916 U 64 Robert Moraht F. Matarazzo 2,823 br
    • 17 Feb 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Hawk 243 br
    • 17 Feb 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Okement 4,349 br
    • 18 Feb 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Asturian (damaged) 3,193 br
    • 19 Feb 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Corso 3,242 br
    • 12 Mar 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Nina M. 117 it
    • 16 Mar 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Catania 3,188 it
    • 17 Mar 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Tripoli 658 it
    • 19 Mar 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Danton 18,300 fr
    • 23 Mar 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Eptalofos 4,413 br
    • 25 Mar 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Berbera 4,352 br
    • 25 Mar 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Immacolata 137 it
    • 5 Jun 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Kallundborg 1,590 br
    • 6 Jun 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Oriana 1,015 ar
    • 7 Jun 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Mama Filomena 148 it
    • 9 Jun 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Fert 5,567 it
    • 9 Jun 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Gratangen 2,484 nw
    • 12 Jun 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Moreni 4,045 am
    • 19 Jun 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht La Giuseppina 28 it
    • 19 Jun 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Nuovo Mondo Carmelo 25 it
    • 12 Sep 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Gisla 2,118 nw
    • 12 Sep 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Urd 3,049 br
    • 12 Sep 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Wilmore 5,395 am
    • 14 Sep 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Amiral De Kersaint 5,570 fr
    • 14 Sep 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Ausonia 1,438 it
    • 14 Sep 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Chulmleigh 4,911 br
    • 19 Oct 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht War Clover 5,174 br
    • 25 Oct 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Erviken 2,134 nw
    • 25 Oct 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Ness 3,050 br
    • 25 Oct 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Sheaf Blade 2,378 br
    • 26 Oct 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Le Tarn 1,658 fr
    • 28 Oct 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Ferrona 4,591 br
    • 9 Dec 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Adour 1,940 nw
    • 10 Dec 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Crathorne 2,619 nw
    • 10 Dec 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Owasco 4,630 am
    • 11 Dec 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht D. A. Gordon 2,301 br
    • 11 Dec 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Minorca 1,145 br
    • 14 Dec 1917 U 64 Robert Moraht Coila 4,135 br
    • 30 Jan 1918 U 64 Robert Moraht Minnetonka 13,528 br
    • 4 Feb 1918 U 64 Robert Moraht Participation 2,438 it
    • 5 Feb 1918 U 64 Robert Moraht Caprera 1,875 it
    • 6 Feb 1918 U 64 Robert Moraht Duca Di Genova 7,893 it
    • 7 Feb 1918 U 64 Robert Moraht Montenegro (damaged) 1,306 fr
    • 8 Feb 1918 U 64 Robert Moraht Agnese Madre 235 it
    • 8 Feb 1918 U 64 Robert Moraht Emma Felice 128 it
    • 17 Jun 1918 U 64 Robert Moraht Kandy (damaged) 4,921 br

    Fate 17 Jun 1918 - Damaged by Depth Charges from HMS Lychnis, she surfaced and received a hail of fire until sinking at 38.07N 10.27E. 38 dead and 5 survivors.

    There was another U 64 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 20 Sep 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 16 Dec 1939.

    John Doran


  • 15th April 1916 Training courses

  • 15th Apr 1916 On the Move

  • 15th Apr 1916 Native Animals

  • 15th Apr 1916 Reliefs

  • 15th Apr 1916 Mines Blown





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