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German U-boat Deutschland at Ramsgate 1920
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2014, 23:31:01 »
The Deutschland was a blockade breaking German merchant submarine. It was developed with private funds and operated by the North German Lloyd line. She was one of the first of seven U-151 class U-boats built and one of only two used as unarmed cargo submarines. After making two voyages as an unarmed merchantman, she was taken over by the German Imperial Navy on 19 February 1917 and converted into the U-155 armed with six torpedo tubes and a deck gun.
She sank a total of 43 ships and damaged three (U-boatnet. Wiki says 42 sunk and one damaged).
U-155 returned to Germany on the 12 November 1918 and was surrendered on 24 November 1918. She was taken to Britain and exhibited in London and elsewhere and was eventually sold for scrap in 1921.

British Pathe film of the Deutschland at Ramsgate 1920.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu_RwhTiw1U

Wiki link @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_submarine_Deutschland
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