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26th February 1917On this day:
- U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-87
Type U 87
Shipyard Kaiserliche Werft, Danzig (Werk 31)
Ordered 23 Jun 1915
Laid down 28 Oct 1915
Launched 22 May 1916
Commissioned 26 Feb 1917
26 Feb 1917 - 13 Oct 1917 Rudolf Schneider.
13 Oct 1917 - 25 Dec 1917 Freiherr Rudolf von Speth-Schülzburg
Career 5 patrols.
24 Apr 1917 - 25 Dec 1917 III Flotilla
Successes 22 ships sunk with a total of 59,828 tons.
2 ships damaged with a total of 7,638 tons.
- 23 May 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Bernisse (damaged) 951 nl
- 23 May 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Elve 962 nl
- 26 May 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Lucipara 1,943 ru
- 26 May 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Saint Mirren 1,956 br
- 30 May 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Bathurst 2,821 br
- 30 May 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Hanley 3,331 br
- 2 Jun 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Eliofilo 3,583 it
- 2 Jun 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Mississipi (damaged) 6,687 fr
- 4 Jul 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Loch Katrine 151 br
- 8 Jul 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Valetta 5,871 br
- 10 Jul 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Seang Choon 5,807 br
- 11 Jul 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Kioto 6,182 br
- 12 Jul 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Castleton 2,395 br
- 16 Jul 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Tamele 3,932 br
- 19 Jul 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Artensis 1,788 nw
- 21 Jul 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Coniston Water 3,738 br
- 19 Aug 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Eika Ii 1,268 nw
- 21 Aug 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Oslo 2,296 br
- 22 Aug 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Alexander Shukoff 1,652 da
- 27 Aug 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Anna 1,211 da
- 27 Aug 1917 U 87 Rudolf Schneider Aurora 768 da
- 13 Dec 1917 U 87 Rudolf von Speth-Schülzburg Little Gem 114 br
- 24 Dec 1917 U 87 Rudolf von Speth-Schülzburg Daybreak 3,238 br
- 25 Dec 1917 U 87 Rudolf von Speth-Schülzburg Agberi 4,821 br
Fate 25 Dec 1917 - Rammed by HMS Buttercup and depth charged to be finally sunk by PC56 in the Irish Sea. 44 dead (all hands lost).
There was another U 87 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 21 Jun 1941 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 19 Aug 1941.
- 26th February 1917 Training courses
- Railway work continues 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment
Billets at Thievres and Couin
26th to 28th Feb - Battalion at work on Authie Valley Railway. Lieutenants Barratt and Phillips leave the Battalion on the 27th Feb to proceed to England for interview at the India Office on the 3rd March 1917.
SG Burnett Major, commanding 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.
- 26th Feb 1917 On the Move
- L4 SECTOR
6 platoons occupy German trenches near NAMELESS FARM linking up with 15th WYR at CRUCIFIX.
- 26th Feb 1917 Man Under Arrest
- 26th Feb 1917 Advance Made
- 26th Feb 1917 Trench Raid
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