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23rd February 1918On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
23rd to 28th Feb 1918
Grand Seraucourt. Training and working on cable and other trenches in Battle Zone.
- February Effective strength: 47 Officers, 1,071 Other Ranks, 36 horses, 16 mules.
- Increase: Captain C.J Brennan (from 10th Reserve Battalion), 2nd Lieutenant Slatter, T (from 7/8th Battalion), 5 Other Ranks.
- Decrease: Major A Ferguson MC (ordered Medical Board, England).
- U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-113
Type U 93
Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 282)
Ordered 5 May 1916
Launched 29 Sep 1917
Commissioned 23 Feb 1918
23 Feb 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Philipp Recke
Career 3 patrols.
start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 IV Flotilla
Successes 4 ships sunk with a total of 6,648 tons.
- 20 Jul 1918 U 113 Philipp Recke Hermes 298 da
- 21 Jul 1918 U 113 Philipp Recke Anna 212 da
- 2 Aug 1918 U 113 Philipp Recke Portugal 1,463 be
- 4 Aug 1918 U 113 Philipp Recke Clan Macnab 4,675 br
Fate 20 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to France. Broken up at Brest during July 1921.
- 23rd Feb 1918 On the Move
Same as yesterday except that Companies change over.
- 23rd Feb 1918 Recce
- 23rd Feb 1918 Working Parties
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