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29th April 1917On this day:
- appointments and recreation 236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery report
Lt Colonel A C Lowe resumed command of Brigade on return of BGRA from leave and Major C A Pollard relinquished command.
Brigade officers jumping competition held at 1730 and won by 2/Lt G Jacques B236 Battery.
- U-Boat Index - WW1 SM U-95
Type U 93
Shipyard Germaniawerft, Kiel (Werk 259)
Ordered 15 Sep 1915
Laid down 29 Mar 1916
Launched 20 Jan 1917
Commissioned 29 Apr 1917
15 Apr 1917 - 16 Jan 1918 Athalwin Prinz
Career 6 patrols.
24 May 1917 - 16 Jan 1918 IV Flotilla
Successes 14 ships sunk with a total of 38,014 tons.
3 ships damaged with a total of 5,862 tons.
- 3 Jun 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Hollington 4,221 br
- 12 Jun 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Polyxena 5,737 br
- 24 Jul 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Bellville (damaged) 992 sw
- 27 Jul 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Belle of England 3,877 br
- 29 Jul 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Whitehall 3,158 br
- 30 Jul 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Eolo 1,679 it
- 31 Jul 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Beacon Grange (damaged) 4,237 br
- 3 Sep 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Majoren 2,747 nw
- 2 Nov 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Rochester 2,551 am
- 10 Nov 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Lapwing 110 br
- 11 Nov 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Thuringia 297 br
- 13 Nov 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Ardmore 1,304 br
- 13 Nov 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Carlo 3,040 br
- 31 Dec 1917 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Vigrid 1,617 nw
- 2 Jan 1918 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Kingsley (damaged) 633 br
- 2 Jan 1918 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Christos Markettos 3,084 it
- 2 Jan 1918 U 95 Athalwin Prinz Gallier 4,592 br
Fate 16 Jan 1918 - Sunk by unknown cause off Hardelot, France (identified wreck) in the second half of January, 1918. 36 dead (all hands lost).
U 95 was assigned to operate in western English Channel with sinkings showing she was active through at least January 15th. The wreck of U 95 was recently discovered by divers. The wreck was originally believed to be U 93.
Previously recorded fate.
Rammed by SS Braeneil off the Lizard at 49.59N 05.12W., believed to be U 84 if any boat was the victim of this attack.
There was another U 95 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 18 Jul 1940 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 31 Aug 1940.
- 29th April 1917 Trench activity
- 29th April 1917 Church parade and reinforcements
- 29th April 1917
- 29th Apr 1917 Long Hours
- 29th Apr 1917 On the Move
Battalion spent day in improving trenches. Heavy shelling but no casualties. At 9.0pm 93rd Bde took over line from 188th Bde. 15th & 16th WYR in line. 18th WYR in immediate support. 18th DLI in reserve and carrying. B Co 18th WYR relieved A Co 18th DLI on HILL 80.
The National Archives Reference WO95/2361/1
- 29th Apr 1917 Medals Presented
- 29th Apr 1917 Reliefs
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