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24th June 1918On this day:
- Daily Activity 9th Btn. (North Irish Horse) the Royal Irish Fusiliers.
During the morning a practice flagged attack was carried out by the Battalion on Flying Ground at Proven. During the afternoon Battalion bathed.
- U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-141
Type U 139
Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 302)
Ordered 1 Aug 1916
Launched 9 Jan 1918
Commissioned 24 Jun 1918
24 Jun 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Constantin Kolbe
Career No patrols.
start date unknown - 11 Nov 1918 U-Kreuzer Flotilla
Successes No successes.
Fate 26 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Upnor in 1923.
There was another U 141 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 27 Jul 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 21 Aug 1940.
- 24th Jun 1918 Under Shellfire
- VIEUX BERQUIN
Certain amount of gas shelling during early morning. Patrol of 1 NCO & 3 men went out to reconnoitre hedge skirting West side of ANKLE FARM. Enemy opened machine gun fire from posts at E.17.c.3.2. and 35.45 also at E.28.a.3.5. Bombs were thrown wounding the NCO. C Coy 13th E Y &L in SWARTENBROUGH Defences was relieved at night by B Coy K.O.Y.L.I. 11th EAST LANCS on our right relieved by 11th EAST YORKS who in turn were to be relieved by 12th ROYAL FUSILIERS 94th Brigade on night of 25th. We provided carrying party of 1 Officer & 50 ORís to form a dump in front of front line near FANTASY FARM.
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