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



30th December 1916

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  • U-Boat Index - WW1   SM U-62

    Type U 57 Shipyard A.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 217) Ordered 6 Oct 1914 Laid down 22 Jun 1915 Launched 2 Aug 1916 Commissioned 30 Dec 1916.

    Commanders.
    30 Dec 1916 - 24 Dec 1917 Ernst Hashagen.
    25 Dec 1917 - 9 Mar 1918 Otto Wiebalck.
    10 Mar 1918 - 11 Nov 1918 Ernst Hashagen

    Career 9 patrols.
    15 Feb 1917 - 11 Nov 1918 II Flotilla

    Successes 47 ships sunk with a total of 123,294 tons.
    5 ships damaged with a total of 16,483 tons.
    1 warship sunk with a total of 9,517 tons.

    • 8 Mar 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Storstad 6,028 nw
    • 8 Mar 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Vega 452 ru
    • 10 Mar 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Marie 127 fr
    • 11 Mar 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Thrift 40 br
    • 12 Mar 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Algonquin 1,806 am
    • 12 Mar 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Collingwood 1,042 nw
    • 12 Mar 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Jules Gommes 2,595 fr
    • 13 Mar 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Dag 250 sw
    • 14 Mar 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Rose Lea 2,830 br
    • 23 Mar 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Tres Fratres 297 nl
    • 27 Apr 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Dunmore Head 2,293 br
    • 27 Apr 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Inveramsay 1,438 br
    • 30 Apr 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Fortunata 3,348 it
    • 30 Apr 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Tulip 1,250 br
    • 3 May 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Frederick Knight 3,604 br
    • 4 May 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Jörgen Olsen (damaged) 310 da
    • 7 May 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Polamhall 4,010 br
    • 10 May 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Berangere 2,851 fr
    • 10 May 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Gazelle 288 nw
    • 13 Jun 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Candace 395 nw
    • 13 Jun 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Sylvia 148 nw
    • 16 Jun 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Kornsø 115 da
    • 20 Jun 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Bengore Head 2,490 br
    • 21 Jun 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Lord Roberts 4,166 br
    • 24 Jun 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen South Wales 3,668 br
    • 25 Jun 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Guildhall 2,609 br
    • 26 Jun 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Gorsemore (damaged) 3,079 br
    • 26 Jun 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Cattaro 2,908 br
    • 26 Jun 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Manistee 3,869 br
    • 10 Aug 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Orion I 322 nw
    • 15 Aug 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Albertha 170 da
    • 24 Aug 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Henriette 2,005 fr
    • 30 Aug 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Eastern Prince 2,885 br
    • 30 Aug 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Grelhame 3,740 br
    • 30 Aug 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Noya 4,282 br
    • 13 Oct 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Woodburn (damaged) 2,360 br
    • 17 Oct 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Adams 2,223 br
    • 18 Oct 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Madura 4,484 br
    • 19 Oct 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen J. L. Luckenbach (damaged) 4,920 am
    • 19 Oct 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Orama 12,927 br
    • 11 Dec 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Oldfield Grange 4,653 br
    • 14 Dec 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Hare 774 br
    • 15 Dec 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Formby 1,282 br
    • 17 Dec 1917 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Coningbeg 1,279 br
    • 16 May 1918 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Heron Bridge 2,422 br
    • 16 May 1918 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Llancarvan 4,749 br
    • 24 May 1918 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Ruth Hickman 417 br
    • 27 May 1918 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Merionethshire 4,308 br
    • 28 May 1918 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Cairnross 4,016 br
    • 30 May 1918 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Ausonia 8,153 br
    • 7 Aug 1918 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Dupetit-thouars 9,517 fr
    • 7 Aug 1918 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Lorna 3,286 nw
    • 8 Aug 1918 U 62 Ernst Hashagen Westward Ho(damaged) 5,814 am

    Fate 22 Nov 1918 - Surrendered. Broken up at Bo'ness in 1919-20.

    There was another U 62 in World War Two.
    That boat was launched from its shipyard on 16 Nov 1939 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 21 Dec 1939.

  • 33rd Bn AIF still supplying working parties to AE.   In billets. Supplied working parties to AE.

    Brig-Gen CBB White and Brig Caruthers visited billets. Brigadier General Delaboy and Assistant Adjutant and Quartermaster General inspected billets and stables.

  • 30th December, 1916 33rd Battalion AIF Routine Order No. 152

  • 30th December 1916 Training and inspections

  • 30th December 1916 Inspections and fatigues

  • 30th Dec 1916 Newsletter

  • 30th Dec 1916 Football Match

  • 30th Dec 1916 Reliefs

  • 30th Dec 1916 Reliefs

  • 30th Dec 1916 Working Parties





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