Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SM UC 42




A report on Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE) yesterday January 24, 2011 told of the rediscovery of the World War One German Navy submarine SM UC42. She sank on or about September 10, 1917 off Roche's Point, Cork Harbour, Ireland. Since she was a mine-laying submarine with 27 crew it appears that she struck one of her own mines with her stern while laying them.

There were no survivors even though the boat seems to be in quite good condition after 93 years. A plaque was placed by the boats stern and under International Maritime Law she is now a War Grave, untouchable and the responsibility of the Deutsche Marine.

NAUTICAL LOG has been sent the following crew list; as a mark of respect the Officer Ranks and Ratings Rates are in the German language:

Kmdt.: Oblt.z.S. Hans Albrecht MULLER.
L.I.: Mar.Ing.Ob.Ufp. MILLER.
W.O.: Lt.z.S.d.R. LIPHARDT.

U-hzr. BAUER.
U-Masch.Mt. BAUMGARDT.
U-hzr. BEDER.
U-Masch.Mt. BRUMMER.
U-Masch.Mt. DUHRMANN.
U-F.T.Gaft FABEL.
U-hzr. FLEMMING.
U-Masch.Mt. HARTMANN.
U-hzr. HERRMAN.
U-Ob. Bts.Mt.d.R. HENDEMANN.
U-Masch.Mt. HOLLING.
U-Ob. Masch.Mt.d.R. KLUDE.
U-Mtr. KROMER.
U-Mtr. KUNDSCHAT.
U-hzr. MASSINGER.
U-Mtr. DERTEL.
U-Masch.Mt. PLITT.
U-F.T.Ob.Gft. RASCHTE.
U-Mtr. REEMTS.
U-Mtr. REINSCH
U-Ob.Bts.Mt. REINSCHMIDT.
U-Bts.Mt. SCHARF.
U-Bts.Mt. SCHERUN.
U-Masch.Unw. SCHUSCHENT.

UC 42 is "Still on Patrol".

Good Watch.

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