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

18th June 1917

On this day:

  • 16th Northumberland Fusiliers into the line   The 16th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers take over from the French 141st Infantry Regiment in the Nieuport Bains sector.

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   S U-102

    Type U 57 Shipyard A.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 253) Ordered 15 Sep 1915 Laid down 12 Aug 1916 Launched 12 May 1917 Commissioned 18 Jun 1917

    5 Aug 1917 - 25 Nov 1917 Ernst Killmann.
    26 Nov 1917 - 30 Sep 1918 Curt Beitzen.

    Career 7 patrols.
    5 Aug 1917 - 30 Sep 1918 II Flotilla

    Successes 5 ships sunk with a total of 9,340 tons.
    1 ship damaged with a total of 10,757 tons.

    • 21 Aug 1917 U 102 Ernst Killmann Virginian (damaged) 10,757 br
    • 8 Dec 1917 U 102 Curt Beitzen Lucien 200 fr
    • 13 Dec 1917 U 102 Curt Beitzen Noviembre 3,500 sp
    • 21 Feb 1918 U 102 Curt Beitzen Cheviot Range 3,691 br
    • 3 Mar 1918 U 102 Curt Beitzen Romeo 1,730 br
    • 24 Jun 1918 U 102 Curt Beitzen Caroline 219 da

    Fate 30 Sep 1918 - Mined in the Northern Barrage east of the Orkney Islands while homeward bound about September 28 to 30, 1918.. 42 dead (all hands lost).

    The wreck of U 102 was located by a sonar sweep in 2006. Information to confirm the identification was obtained by divers in 2007.

    There was another U 102 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 21 Mar 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 27 Apr 1940.

    John Doran

  • 18th June 1917 Exercise and routine

  • 18th Jun 1917 Reorganisation


    Weather still very hot. Day uneventful. Our artillery again very active without producing very much enemy retaliation. C & D relieved A & B in front line.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1

  • 18th Jun 1917 Huge Storm

  • 18th Jun 1917 Shelling

  • 18th Jun 1917 Reliefs Completed

  • 18th Jun 1917 Training

  • 18th of June 1917 An easy day

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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Mate. John Adams. SS Kangaroo Read their Story.
  • Pte James Thomas Weed. East Surrey Regiment 9th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Ernest Augustus Whitbread. Royal Fusiliers 20th (Public Schools) Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. George Worf. Northamptonshire Regiment 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl Albert Arthur Wykes. Black Watch 2nd Btn. Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. John William Yates. North Staffordshire Regiment 1st/5th Battalion, A coy. Read their Story.

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