Wednesday, 17 May 2017

German submarine SMS U-18 slightly damaged when hitting breakwater at Heligoland according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1913-1914 no. 6

An item reported to the Monitor de la Flotte dated 13 September which reported that the German submarine U-18 while entering Helgoland hit a breakwater without being heavily damaged.

1. Building ordered on 6 May 1910, laid down at the Kaiserliche Werft Danzig on 27 October 1910, launched on 25 April 1912, commissioned on 17 November 1912 and scuttled outside the Hoxa Sound after being rammed by the British trawler Dorothy Gray on 23 November 1914. Her attack on the British fleet at Scapa Flow was fruitless while the British fleet was absent.