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



15th May 1917

On this day:


  • Appointments   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report Lt Colonel Nicholson 104th Army Field Artillery Brigade arrived to take over command of Group. Battery positions for offensive action definitely allotted to Brigade. Wire cutting started.

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-101

    Type U 57 Shipyard A.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 252) Ordered 15 Sep 1915 Laid down 30 Nov 1915 Launched 1 Apr 1917 Commissioned 15 May 1917

    Commanders.
    15 May 1917 - 19 Dec 1917 Karl Koopmann.
    20 Dec 1917 - 17 Jun 1918 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg.
    18 Jun 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Friedrich Ulrich

    Career 8 patrols.
    10 Jul 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 II Flotilla

    Successes 23 ships sunk with a total of 26,253 tons.
    3 ships damaged with a total of 11,217 tons.

    • 6 Aug 1917 U 101 Karl Koopmann Rosemount 3,044 br
    • 26 Sep 1917 U 101 Karl Koopmann Jacqueline 2,899 fr
    • 9 Oct 1917 U 101 Karl Koopmann Nervier 1,759 be
    • 26 Nov 1917 U 101 Karl Koopmann Crenella (damaged) 7,035 br
    • 27 Nov 1917 U 101 Karl Koopmann Notre Dame De Rostrenen 186 fr
    • 19 Jan 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg St. Clair (damaged) 621 br
    • 1 Feb 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Kindly Light 116 br
    • 2 Feb 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Marie Magdeleine 115 fr
    • 2 Feb 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Sofie 354 br
    • 3 Feb 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Nikolaos (damaged) 3,561 it
    • 5 Feb 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Mexico City 5,078 br
    • 20 Mar 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Glenford 494 br
    • 22 Mar 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Trinidad 2,592 br
    • 23 Mar 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Jane Gray 124 br
    • 24 Mar 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg John G. Walter 258 br
    • 27 Mar 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Allendale 2,153 br
    • 30 Mar 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Lough Fisher 418 br
    • 2 Apr 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Solway Queen 307 br
    • 14 May 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Embla 157 da
    • 26 May 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Princess Royal 1,986 br
    • 27 May 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Moliere 1,545 fr
    • 28 May 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Flora 209 fr
    • 29 May 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Souvenir 549 da
    • 30 May 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Waneta 1,683 br
    • 31 May 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg Pretty Polly 19 br
    • 3 Jun 1918 U 101 Carl-Siegfried Ritter von Georg St. John’s 208 br

    Fate 21 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Morecambre beginning in June 1920.

    There was another U 101 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 13 Jan 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 11 Mar 1940.

  • 15th May 1917 Move to Second Army Area

  • 15th May 1917 Further moves

  • 15th May 1917 Visiting Graves

  • 15th May 1917 On Leave

  • 15th May 1917 On the March

  • 15th May 1917 Working Parties

  • 15th May 1917 On the Move





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Cpl. Robert Anderson. Durham Light Infantry 12th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Murphy Hogan. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • Herbert Clifford Hunt. Honourable Artillery Company 2nd Batallion Read their Story.
  • Capt. John Harold Pritchard. Honourable Artillery Company 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. G. Watkins. Welsh Regiment 13th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Bmbdr. Thomas Wood. Royal Field Artillery 173rd Brigade, A  Bty Read their Story.
  • Artf4. Arthur William Worden. HMS Dartmouth Read their Story.

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