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



21st July 1917

On this day:


  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-151

    Type U 151 Shipyard Reiherstiegw., Hamburg Ordered 29 Nov 1916 Launched 4 Apr 1917 Commissioned 21 Jul 1917

    Commanders.
    ,br> 21 Jul 1917 - 26 Dec 1917 Waldemar Kophamel. 27 Dec 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff

    Career 4 patrols.
    21 Jul 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 U-Kreuzer Flotilla

    Successes 34 ships sunk with a total of 88,395 tons.
    6 ships damaged with a total of 13,267 tons.
    1 ship damaged with a total of 1,025 tons.

    • 19 Sep 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Blanche 3,104 fr
    • 1 Oct 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Etna 5,604 it
    • 2 Oct 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Viajante 377 pt
    • 4 Oct 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Bygdønes 2,849 nw
    • 12 Oct 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Parthian (hms) (damaged) 1,025 br
    • 13 Oct 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Caprera 5,040 it
    • 19 Oct 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Harpon (damaged) 1,484 fr
    • 20 Oct 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Moyori Maru 3,746 jp
    • 21 Oct 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Gryfevale 4,437 br
    • 2 Nov 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Acary 4,275 bz
    • 2 Nov 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Guahyba 1,891 bz
    • 16 Nov 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Margaret L. Roberts 535 am
    • 21 Nov 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Sobral 1,075 nw
    • 22 Nov 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Tijuca 2,543 fr
    • 23 Nov 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Trombetas 235 pt
    • 26 Nov 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Johan Mjelde 2,049 nw
    • 4 Dec 1917 U 151 Waldemar Kophamel Claudio (damaged) 2,588 sp
    • 24 May 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Edna (damaged) 325 am
    • 25 May 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Hattie Dunn 435 am
    • 25 May 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Hauppauge (damaged) 1,446 am
    • 2 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Carolina 5,093 am
    • 2 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Edward H. Cole 1,791 am
    • 2 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Edward R. Baird Jr (damaged) 279 am
    • 2 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Isabel B. Wiley 776 am
    • 2 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Jacob M. Haskell 1,778 am
    • 2 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Texel 3,210 am
    • 2 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Winneconne 1,869 am
    • 3 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Samuel C. Mengel 915 am
    • 3 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Herbert L. Pratt (damaged) 7,145 am
    • 4 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Eidsvold 1,570 nw
    • 5 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Harpathian 4,588 br
    • 5 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Vinland 1,143 nw
    • 8 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Pinar Del Rio 2,504 am
    • 10 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Henrik Lund 4,226 nw
    • 10 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Vindeggen 3,179 nw
    • 14 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Kringsjaa 1,750 nw
    • 14 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Samoa 1,138 nw
    • 18 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Dwinsk 8,173 br
    • 22 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Chilier 2,966 be
    • 23 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Augvald 3,406 nw
    • 28 Jun 1918 U 151 Heinrich von Nostitz und Jänckendorff Dictator 125 br

    Fate - Surrendered to France at Cherburg. Sunk as target ship at Cherburg on 7 June, 1921.

    There was another U 151 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 14 Dec 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 15 Jan 1941.

    John Doran


  • 21st July 1917 Conference, training and standby.

  •    MONT ST ELOY

    Battalion moved up to trenches in Brigade Reserve to a position near to THELUS 15th & 16th WYR in front line, 18th WYR in support relieving 94th Bde in right sector.

    The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1


  • 21st Jul 1917 Parade & Baths

  • 21st Jul 1917 Training

  • 21st Jul 1917 Leave

  • 21st Jul 1917 Training





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Arthur Abbey. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 7th Btn.
  • Drvr. Robert Ballard. Royal Field Artillery 78th Brigade, C Coy. Read their Story.
  • Sgt. Thomas Bond. Royal Field Artillery 173 Brigade, A Bty. Read their Story.
  • Sjt. John Burke. 34th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. Joseph Archibald Leech. Cheshire Regiment 10th Battalion Read their Story.

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