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  1. U-48 deck gun on display

    U-48 deck gun on display

    On the morning of 28 November 1917, three drifters from Ramsgate came across the German submarine U-48, on the surface, recharging her batteries. In attempting to outrun the drifters, the U-boat captain stranded his vessel on the Goodwin Sands. The vessel soon became a wreck on the sandbank, and the
  2. U-48 in Dry Dock

    U-48 in Dry Dock

    WWI German submarine U-48 in dry dock, probably at Wilhelmshaven.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. SM U-48

    SM U-48

    WWI German submarine U-48 Built in 1916 and sinking some 34 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
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