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    Hi Everyone,

    Picked this up at a Berlin flea market a few weeks back, and thought I'd share it with you all. The seller said the letter that appears to be an "e" in U(?)-73 is a sutterlin C, although from my research online that does not seem to match up. Any thoughts on the identity of the boat?



    Regards,
    Jake

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    Semper Fi
    Phil

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    Much appreciated Phil!

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    If it is the U-73 then it's responsible for sinking the biggest ship in WW1, the 48,758 ton hospital ship RMS Britannic that struck a mine laid by it off the Greek island of Kea on the 21st of November 1916 with the loss of 30 lives out of a total of 1,065 people on board. That wreck is still the largest passenger ship on the seabed anywhere.

    Regards, Ned.
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    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
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    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    If it is the U-73 then it's responsible for sinking the biggest ship in WW1, the 48,758 ton hospital ship RMS Britannic that struck a mine laid by it off the Greek island of Kea on the 21st of November 1916 with the loss of 30 lives out of a total of 1,065 people on board. That wreck is still the largest passenger ship on the seabed anywhere.

    Regards, Ned.
    What are your thoughts on the "e" is it really an old style U, or will it remain a mystery?

    Jake

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    Quote by Fallschirmjager1941 View Post
    What are your thoughts on the "e" is it really an old style U, or will it remain a mystery?

    Jake
    Actually the position of the deck gun would lead me to rule out the U-73, whose deck gun faced rearward. Must be the UB or UC 73

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