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Posted 03 September 2012 - 03:52 pm
Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:14 pm
Would anyone have a war diary (if one exists) relating to U-Boat 44 commanded by Kapitan leutnant Paul Wagenfuhr? I am looking for information, logs or references to a particular day for this submarine, namely 14 March 1917. Her position that day was 375 miles NW x W off Fastnet, Location 50.04N - 18.50W.
Posted 03 September 2012 - 05:23 pm
Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:28 pm
Some more info on U44 -
Launched - 15 October, 1914 - Her only Commander was Paul Wagenfur.
During U44's service, she sank 22 ships for a total of 72,542 tons - damaged 2 ships for 5404 tons - and took 3 ships as prizes.
On 12 August, 1917, U44 was rammed by H.M.S. Oracle off S. Norway and was lost with all 44 crew members.
Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:35 pm
Thank you for responding Terry. I have already seen the uboat.net site which gives information on not only the Commander of the U-boat but also the ships it had attacked. I suppose I am trying to find something which does not exist, namely the U-boat's log or 'war diary'. However, I appreciate your help.
U boat net:
Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:41 pm
Posted 04 September 2012 - 01:56 pm
I do not know if you have seen these various notes on the sinking of the ' Bray Head ' before, including an eye witness account of the sinking ?
Just in case you have not, I shall post them for you.
There is also a photograph of one of the ' Bray Head ' crew, Alexander Reid.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:06 pm
Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:44 pm
You're a star!!!
I am pleased it is of interest to you, should I find any more information on the sinking of the ' Bray Head ', I shall let you know.