Wednesday, 19 March 2014

U-Boat Alley

A nice article here re U-Boats in the Irish Sea, lightships and some controversial sinkings.

Flanders Flotilla and U-Boat Alley

Of interest are the mine laying maps for Arklow, Dublin and Liverpool coastlines. These are from 1917 when it was becoming harder for U-Boats to operate.

It is strange that no U-Boat operated in this area during the Easter Rising given that re-inforcements from England would have to travel by sea (Liverpool to Kingstown in the case of the Sherwood Foresters for example).


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