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21st August 1918On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
The day passed as usual. Our relief of the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers was cancelled and orders given for an attack to be made by the Brigade. The 15th Royal Irish Rifles (107th Brigade) captured Mural and Wirral Farms, capturing 17 prisoners, at 0030, with 40 (wounded) casualties.
- U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-163
Type U 93
Shipyard Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack
Ordered 9 Feb 1917
Launched 1 Jun 1918
Commissioned 21 Aug 1918
21 Aug 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Heinrich Metzger
start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 IV Flotilla
Successes No successes.
Fate 22 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to Italy. Broken up at La Spezia in August 1919.
There was another U 163 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 1 May 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 21 Oct 1941.
- 21st August 1918 Relief successful.
- 21st Aug 1918 Gloucesters Advance
The Battalion were to have relieved the 11th E YORKS in the R2 Sub Sector VIEUX BERQUIN but after arrangements had been made for relief these orders were cancelled.
- 21st Aug 1918 Moving Up
- 21st Aug 1918 On the Move
- 21st Aug 1918 Quiet
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