UC5 Minelayer

The Ship

Captured 27 April 1916

The UC5 Minelayer was practically a new submarine. It was captured on the East Coast in April 1916.

It is belived she made twenty trips across the North Sea and laid 240 mines. On her last voyage she had just laid two when a British Destoyer captured her.

To prevent damage being done by the two mines a plucky lieutenant attired in a diver's suit made the mines safe by detaching the detonators.

My Postcards

Postally unused. Story of the capture is on the back.
Postcard series: M & D London


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