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18th May 1918On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
- Effective strength: 34 Officers, 935 Other Ranks, 32 horses, 21 mules.
- Ration strength: 27 Officers, 646 Other Ranks, 36 horses, 21 mules.
- Increase: 235 Other Ranks.
- Decrease: 1 horse.
- 16th (Irish) Division return to England 16th (Irish) Division return to England.
- U-Boat Index - WW1
Type U 139
Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 300)
Ordered 1 Aug 1916
Launched 3 Dec 1917
Commissioned 18 May 1918
18 May 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière
Career 1 patrols.
start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 U-Kreuzer Flotilla
Successes 4 ships sunk with a total of 6,788 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 2,502 tons. (View ships hit by U 139)
- 1 Oct 1918 U 139 Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière Bylands 3,309 br
- 1 Oct 1918 U 139 Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière Manin 2,691 it
- 1 Oct 1918 U 139 Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière Perth (damaged) 2,502 br
- 2 Oct 1918 U 139 Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière Rio Cavado 301 pt
- 14 Oct 1918 U 139 Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière Augusto De Castilho 487
Fate 24 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to France. Became the french submarine Halbronn until 24 July, 1935. Broken up.
There was another U 139 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 28 Jun 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 24 Jul 1940.
- 18th May 1918 Newsletter
- NEAR FLETRE
Working parties as for last night. Weather very warm.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 18th May 1918 Working Parties and Training
- 18th May 1918 Reliefs
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