The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
24th November 1915On this day:
- 16th Northumberland Fusilers leave Bologne 16 Btn, Northumberland Fusiliers entrain at Boulogne for Domqueur (C Coy being at Le Plouy, with 96 Bde HQ)
- Training and recreation 6th County of London Brigade RFA are at Auchel.
The Brigade Headquarter Staff, 17th London Battery and 6th London Ammunition Column went on a route march, at the end of which the OC. Brigade inspected their harness. In the evening, by invitation of the OC. Brigade, these units attended a Cinematograph performance in the Auchel Cinematograph Theatre.
Major P.J. Clifton, 17th London Battery, proceeded to England on 12 days leave of absence.
Capt W. Cooper, 17th London Battery, proceeded to England on 7 days leave. Capt W. Cooper is in command of the 47th Divisional Artillery Leave Party.
- 1st Battalion Royal Scots in France 1915. 1st Battalion Royals Scots last fatality of Belgium and France 1915, who died of wounds in the UK.
To date 1st Battalion Royal Scots had lost 163 men (that are known)
- 24th November 1915 Dismounted Training
- U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-74
Type UE 1
Shipyard Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 30)
Ordered 6 Jan 1915
Launched 10 Aug 1915
Commissioned 24 Nov 1915
24 Nov 1915 - 17 May 1916 Erwin Weisbach
Career 2 patrols.
18 Mar 1916 - 17 May 1916 I Flotilla
Successes 1 ship sunk with a total of 2,802 tons.
20 Apr 1916 U 74 Erwin Weisbach Sabbia 2,802 br
Fate 17 May 1916 - Sank in a mine handling accident 3.5 miles off Dunbar, Scotland. The wreck of an UEI class submarine located by divers is undoubtedly that of U 74. 34 dead (all hands lost).
Previously recorded fate
Sunk by gunfire from the Royal Navy trawlers Sea Ranger, Kimberly, Oku, and Rodino off Peterhead at 57.10N, 01.20E on May 27, 1916. U 74 was lost well before this date.
There was another U 74 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 31 Aug 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 31 Oct 1940.
- 24th Nov 1915 Into the Trenches
- 24th Nov 1915 Training and Football
- 24th Nov 1915 Route March
- 24th Nov 1915 Reliefs
- 24th Nov 1915 Instruction
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