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22nd September 1917On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th (Service) Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers (K2)
later (from 25th Sep.1917) 9th Bn (North Irish Horse) Royal Irish Fusiliers.
A quiet day in the trenches with no casualties.
2nd Lieutenant T.E Crosbie and seven Other Ranks patrolled the right front of Slagheap from 2200 to midnight.
- U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-157
Type U 151
Shipyard Stülcken Sohn, Hamburg
Ordered 29 Nov 1916
Launched 23 May 1917
Commissioned 22 Sep 1917
22 Sep 1917 - 20 Jul 1918 Max Valentiner.
21 Jul 1918 - 30 Nov 1918 Ortwin Rave
Career 2 patrols.
22 Sep 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 U-Kreuzer Flotilla
Successes 15 ships sunk with a total of 15,905 tons.
- 26 Dec 1917 U 157 Max Valentiner Lidia 302 pt
- 7 Jan 1918 U 157 Max Valentiner Oued Sebou 1,540 fr
- 10 Jan 1918 U 157 Max Valentiner Hulda Maersk 1,566 da
- 11 Jan 1918 U 157 Max Valentiner Norefos 1,788 nw
- 17 Feb 1918 U 157 Max Valentiner Estrella Da Bissao 129 pt
- 20 Feb 1918 U 157 Max Valentiner Kithira 2,240 gr
- 14 Mar 1918 U 157 Max Valentiner Arpillao 2,768 sp
- 4 Aug 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Remonstrant 1,073 nw
- 4 Aug 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Don 1,145 nw
- 9 Aug 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Orkney 291 da
- 15 Aug 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Kalps 284 ru
- 27 Aug 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Gloria 120 pt
- 18 Sep 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Ledaal 2,257 nw
- 22 Sep 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Gaia 278 pt
- 8 Oct 1918 U 157 Ortwin Rave Hawanee 124 br
Fate 11 Nov 1918 - Interned at Trondheim, Norway. Surrendered to France on 8 Feb, 1919. Broken up at Brest during July 1921.
There was another U 157 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 5 Jun 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 15 Sep 1941.
- 22nd September 1917 Inspections and Gymkhana
- 22nd Sep 1917 Snipers Active & Heavy Shelling
- 22nd Sep 1917 On the Move
- IN SUPPORT ARLEUX SECTOR
Weather: chilly in early morning, later turning very fine & sunny. One other rank wounded (shell) whilst working on Plane Dump. Artillery on both sides more active in late afternoon. Nothing of any importance to relate.
- 22nd Sep 1917 Preparations for Attack
- 22nd Sep 1917 On the Move
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