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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



25th May 1916

On this day:


  • Shelling Reduced   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Carency report shelling on both sides was much reduced. During the afternoon Divisional Headquarters in Chateau de la Haie was shelled by 4.2 inch guns. During the night of 25th-26th May, the 47th Div Infantry was relieved by 2nd Div Infantry.

  • 25th May 1916 527 Field Company RE - Arras sector Field Works.

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-79

    Type UE 1 Shipyard Vulcan, Hamburg (Werk 61) Ordered 9 Mar 1915 Launched 9 Apr 1916 Commissioned 25 May 1916

    Commanders.
    25 May 1916 - 20 Feb 1917 Heinrich Jeß.
    21 Feb 1917 - 26 Oct 1917 Otto Rohrbeck.
    27 Oct 1917 - 23 Nov 1917 Otto Dröscher.
    24 Nov 1917 - 15 Apr 1918 Karl Thouret.
    16 Apr 1918 - 17 Aug 1918 Oblt. Rudolf (i.V.) Zentner.
    18 Aug 1918 - 26 Aug 1918 Oblt. Martin Hoffmann.
    27 Aug 1918 - 15 Sep 1918 Ltn. Rudolf (i.V.) Haagen.
    16 Sep 1918 - 14 Oct 1918 Woldemar Petri.
    15 Oct 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Oblt. Kurt Slevogt

    Career 11 patrols.
    30 Jul 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 I Flotilla

    Successes 22 ships sunk with a total of 34,479 tons.
    2 ships damaged with a total of 7,474 tons.
    1 ship taken as prize with a total of 1,125 tons.
    1 warship sunk with a total of 14,300 tons.
    1 warship damaged with a total of 790 tons.

    • 14 Sep 1916 U 79 Heinrich Jeß Counsellor 4,958 br
    • 26 Dec 1916 U 79 Heinrich Jeß Johan 828 da
    • 27 Dec 1916 U 79 Heinrich Jeß Copsewood 599 br
    • 27 Dec 1916 U 79 Heinrich Jeß Ida 1,300 nw
    • 30 Dec 1916 U 79 Heinrich Jeß Danmark 1,875 da
    • 1 Jan 1917 U 79 Heinrich Jeß Laupar 1,407 nw
    • 2 Jan 1917 U 79 Heinrich Jeß Older 2,256 nw
    • 3 Jan 1917 U 79 Heinrich Jeß Angela 2,422 it
    • 3 Jan 1917 U 79 Heinrich Jeß Valladares 124 pt
    • 4 Jan 1917 U 79 Heinrich Jeß Chinto Maru 2,592 jp
    • 10 Jan 1917 U 79 Heinrich Jeß Brookwood 3,093 br
    • 24 Jan 1917 U 79 Heinrich Jeß Nanna (prize) 1,125 nw
    • 14 Jun 1917 U 79 Otto Rohrbeck Carthaginian 4,444 br
    • 22 Jun 1917 U 79 Otto Rohrbeck Maggie 1,118 nw
    • 23 Jun 1917 U 79 Otto Rohrbeck Corientes 280 br
    • 26 Jun 1917 U 79 Otto Rohrbeck Charles Astie 295 br
    • 26 Jun 1917 U 79 Otto Rohrbeck Serapis 1,932 br
    • 30 Jun 1917 U 79 Otto Rohrbeck Bröderna 39 sw
    • 30 Jun 1917 U 79 Otto Rohrbeck Lancaster 77 sw
    • 30 Jun 1917 U 79 Otto Rohrbeck Preceptor 55 sw
    • 13 Aug 1917 U 79 Otto Rohrbeck Camito (damaged) 6,611 br
    • 2 Oct 1917 U 79 Otto Rohrbeck HMS Brisk (damaged) 790 br
    • 2 Oct 1917 U 79 Otto Rohrbeck Drake (hms) 14,300 br
    • 2 Oct 1917 U 79 Otto Rohrbeck Lugano 3,810 br
    • 23 Oct 1917 U 79 Otto Rohrbeck Earl Lennox 226 br
    • 12 Jan 1918 U 79 Karl Thouret Caledonia (damaged) 863 nl
    • 15 Jan 1918 U 79 Karl Thouret Westpolder 749

    Fate 21 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to France. Became the french submarine Victor Reveille until being broken up in 1935.

    There was another U 79 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 25 Jan 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 13 Mar 1941.

  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-54

    Type U 51 Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 236) Ordered 23 Aug 1914 Laid down 18 Mar 1915 Launched 22 Feb 1916 Commissioned 25 May 1916

    Commanders.
    16 May 1916 - 19 May 1917 Freiherr Volkhard von Bothmer.
    20 May 1917 - 22 Mar 1918 Kurt Heeseler.
    23 Mar 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Oblt. Hellmuth von Ruckteschell

    Career 12 patrols.
    2 Jul 1916 - 11 Nov 1918 II Flotilla

    Successes 26 ships sunk with a total of 66,713 tons.
    4 ships damaged with a total of 17,847 tons.
    1 warship sunk with a total of 1,290 tons.

    • 3 Feb 1917 U 54 Volkhard von Bothmer Tamara 453 nw
    • 4 Feb 1917 U 54 Volkhard von Bothmer Floridian 4,777 br
    • 4 Feb 1917 U 54 Volkhard von Bothmer Palmleaf 5,489 br
    • 5 Feb 1917 U 54 Volkhard von Bothmer Ainsdale (damaged) 1,825 br
    • 5 Feb 1917 U 54 Volkhard von Bothmer Azul 3,074 br
    • 7 Feb 1917 U 54 Volkhard von Bothmer Wallace (damaged) 3,930 br
    • 7 Feb 1917 U 54 Volkhard von Bothmer Saxonian 4,855 br
    • 15 Mar 1917 U 54 Volkhard von Bothmer Eugene Pergeline 2,203 fr
    • 1 Apr 1917 U 54 Volkhard von Bothmer Consul Persson 1,835 nw
    • 1 Apr 1917 U 54 Volkhard von Bothmer Fjelland 387 nw
    • 2 Apr 1917 U 54 Volkhard von Bothmer Havlyst 532 nw
    • 3 Jun 1917 U 54 Kurt Heeseler San Lorenzo (damaged) 9,607 br
    • 7 Jun 1917 U 54 Kurt Heeseler Jonathan Holt 1,523 br
    • 13 Jun 1917 U 54 Kurt Heeseler Darius 3,426 br
    • 23 Jul 1917 U 54 Kurt Heeseler Ashleigh 6,985 br
    • 23 Jul 1917 U 54 Kurt Heeseler Huelva 4,867 br
    • 25 Jul 1917 U 54 Kurt Heeseler Rustington 3,071 br
    • 26 Jul 1917 U 54 Kurt Heeseler Somerset 7,163 br
    • 31 Jul 1917 U 54 Kurt Heeseler Alcides 2,704 nw
    • 16 Sep 1917 U 54 Kurt Heeseler Arabis 3,928 br
    • 17 Sep 1917 U 54 Kurt Heeseler Niemen 1,888 fr
    • 19 Sep 1917 U 54 Kurt Heeseler Marthe Marguerite 588 fr
    • 24 Sep 1917 U 54 Kurt Heeseler Louis Bossert 605 nw
    • 25 Sep 1917 U 54 Kurt Heeseler Marceau 292 fr
    • 30 Apr 1918 U 54 Hellmuth von Ruckteschell Starmount (damaged) 2,485 br
    • 8 May 1918 U 54 Hellmuth von Ruckteschell Dux 1,349 br
    • 8 May 1918 U 54 Hellmuth von Ruckteschell Princess Dagmar 913 br
    • 10 May 1918 U 54 Hellmuth von Ruckteschell Wileysike 2,501 br
    • 16 Jul 1918 U 54 Hellmuth von Ruckteschell Anchusa 1,290 br
    • 27 Sep 1918 U 54 Hellmuth von Ruckteschell En Avant 86 fr
    • 29 Sep 1918 U 54 Hellmuth von Ruckteschell Libourne 1,219 br

    Fate 24 Nov 1918 - Surrendered to Italy. Broken up at Taranto in May 1919.

    There was another U 54 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 15 Aug 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 23 Sep 1939.

  • 25th May 1916 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary

  • 25th May 1916 Regimental and Brigade Drills

  • 25th May 1916 Taking a Risk

  • 25th May 1916 Guns in Place

  • 25th May 1916 On the Move

  • 25th May 1916 The Loss of a Friend

  • 25th May 1916 Football

  • 25th May 1916 Reliefs

  • 25th May 1916 Training





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  • Pte. Albert Thomas Hayden. Royal Berkshire Regiment 1st Btn.
  • Pte. John James O'Hare. Northumberland Fusiliers 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John James O'Hare. Northumberland Fusiliers 1/5th Btn.
  • Pte. John James O'Hare. Northumberland Fusiliers 5th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. James Routledge Preston. East Yorkshire Regiment 13th Battalion Read their Story.

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