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  1. SM U-48

    SM U-48

    U-48 at sea. After destroying some 34 Allied ships, U-48 eventually stranded on the Goodwin Sands on 24 November 1917. Earlier in 1917, on 9 March, U-48 had torpedoed and sunk ss East Point but in a bizarre incident East Point had collided with the surfacing submarine causing her to dive and drown
  2. SM U-48

    SM U-48

    Conning tower of WWI German submarine. I believe that this shows the damage caused by the collision with the sinking ss East Point on 9 March 1917. The U-boat commander and navigator were both drowned in the incident. East Point's crew of 42 all survived. The U-boat returned to Germany for repai
  3. EAST POINT

    EAST POINT

    EAST POINT, Official Number 113453, built 1901 for Norfolk and North American Steam Shipping Line. Managed by Simpson, Spence and Young until 1910 when N and NASSL was acquired by Furness Withy. On 9 March 1917 EAST POINT was torpedoed by U48 9 miles from the Eddystone Lighthouse. In sinking, t
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