The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
24th February 1916On this day:
- Training The entire 6th County of London Brigade RFA moved to Bowry to undergo training and arrived at about 1400.
- U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-51
Type U 51
Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 233)
Ordered 23 Aug 1914
Laid down 19 Dec 1914
Launched 25 Nov 1915
Commissioned 24 Feb 1916
19 Feb 1916 - 14 Jul 1916 Walter Rumpel
Career 1 patrol.
start date unknown - 25 May 1916 I Flotilla.
25 May 1916 - 14 Jul 1916 II Flotilla
Successes No successes.
Fate 14 Jul 1916 - Torpedoed by HM Sub H5 while leaving Ems estuary. 34 dead and 4 survivors. The wreck of U 51 was raised and broken up in 1968.
There was another U 51 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 11 Jun 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 6 Aug 1938.
- 24th February 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary Bombed by German Aeroplanes
- 24th Feb 1916 7th Northumberlands Relieved
- 24th Feb 1916 On the March
- 24th Feb 1916 On the Move
- 24th Feb 1916 Heavy Snow
- 24th Feb 1916 Relief
- 24th Feb 1916 Reliefs Completed
- 24th February 1916 Grenade trenches
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