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23rd July 1915On this day:
- Retaliation by 6th London Brigade RFA 15th London Battery fired a total of 80 rounds on German Front Line trenches in retaliation for fire on ours. This Battery also fired 11 rounds registering a new point – G.28.b.3.7. The 16th London Battery fired 13 rounds in retaliation for the same reason as the 15th London Battery. The 17th London Battery fired 3 rounds on G.34.c.6.9.
- U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-66
Type U 66
Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 203)
Ordered 2 Feb 1913
Laid down 1 Nov 1913
Launched 22 Apr 1915
Commissioned 23 Jul 1915
23 Jul 1915 - 16 Jun 1917 Thorwald von Bothmer.
17 Jun 1917 - 3 Sep 1917 Gerhard Muhle
Career 7 patrols.
17 Oct 1915 - 15 Jan 1916 Baltic Flotilla.
15 Jan 1916 - 3 Sep 1917 IV Flotilla
Successes 24 ships sunk with a total of 69,016 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 6,714 tons.
1 ship taken as prize with a total of 1,005 tons.
1 ship damaged with a total of 5,250 tons.
- 5 Apr 1916 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Zent 3,890 br
- 6 Apr 1916 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Binicaise 151 fr
- 7 Apr 1916 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Sainte Marie 397 fr
- 7 Apr 1916 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Rijndijk (damaged) 3,557 nl
- 8 Apr 1916 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Santanderino 3,346 sp
- 9 Apr 1916 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Eastern City 4,341 br
- 9 Apr 1916 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Glenalmond 2,888 br
- 9 Apr 1916 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Sjolyst 997 nw
- 10 Apr 1916 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Margam Abbey 4,471 br
- 10 Apr 1916 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Unione 2,367 it
- 11 Aug 1916 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Inverdruie 613 nw
- 19 Aug 1916 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Falmouth (damaged) 5,250 br
- 11 Dec 1916 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Bjor 1,090 nw
- 11 Dec 1916 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Palander 311 sw
- 1 Mar 1917 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Gurre 1,733 nw
- 1 Mar 1917 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Livingstone (prize) 1,005 nw
- 22 Mar 1917 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Stuart Prince 3,597 br
- 27 Mar 1917 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Neath 5,548 br
- 6 Apr 1917 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Powhatan 6,117 br
- 5 Jun 1917 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Amor 3,472 it
- 5 Jun 1917 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Manchester Miller 4,234 br
- 7 Jun 1917 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Cranmore (damaged) 3,157 br
- 7 Jun 1917 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Ikalis 4,329 br
- 10 Jun 1917 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Bay State 6,583 br
- 14 Jun 1917 U 66 Thorwald von Bothmer Perfect 1,088 nw
- 9 Jul 1917 U 66 Gerhard Muhle Iparraguirre 1,161 sp
- 21 Jul 1917 U 66 Gerhard Muhle African Prince 4,916 br
- 21 Jul 1917 U 66 Gerhard Muhle Harold 1,376 br
Fate 3 Sep 1917 - Lost on or after September 3, 1917, possibly in the Dogger Bank area to a mine. 40 dead (all hands lost).
There was another U 66 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 10 Oct 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 2 Jan 1941.
- 19th Field Ambulance moves to Estaires Rejoined early this morning and assumed command. Lt. Soltau also returned to 1/Middlesex regiment as Medical Officer and Lt. Mullan who has been acting for him rejoined this unit today.
The Field Ambulance moved at 3 pm by march route to Estaires and took over the Pensionnat de Demoiselles from 3rd Highland Field Ambulance. This latter Field Ambulance connects from the trench line and Aid Posts tonight. The 19th Infantry Brigade moves into the section of the trenches (2 battalions) Fauquissart-Picantin, one battalion on Divisional Reserve in billets in Rue de la Lys, two battalions in Brigade Reserve in Laventie and Rue du Bac-Querot.
- 23rd Jul 1915 19th Seige Bty RGA in action
- 23rd Jul 1915 Artillery blazing
- 23rd Jul 1915 Ships Shelled
- 23rd Jul 1915 Fatigue Parties
- 23rd July 1915
- 23rd Jul 1915 Enemy Mine Explodes
- 23rd Jul 1915 Fire
- 23rd Jul 1915 Trench Work
- 21 Squadron formed No. 21 Squadron RFC was formed at Netheravon Wiltshire on 23rd July 1915. They proceeded to France in January 1916 flying RE7 aircraft.
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