Diary August 13, 1915

Austrian Krupp-Germania-type

The Austrian submarine U3 was one of two Krupp-Germania types build 1908. These boats were badly over-engined and suffers from excessive vibration.

Diary for Friday, August 13, 1915:

Sea War

Aegean – First British transport lost: Coastal U-boat UB14 (Heim­burg) (towed from Cattaro on July 16) sinks 11,117t Royal Edward near Cos Island, 865 of 1,366 troops lost.
Adriatic: French destroyer Bisson sinks Austrian sub U3 northeast of Brindisi.

Eastern Front

Bugarmee repulsed from Vlodava on Upper Bug after 3 days fighting but breaks through on August 19. Russian First Army has retreated 73 miles since August 5.

Southern Fronts

Italian Front: Italians progress on the Carso and in Sexten Valley (Carnic Alps).

Middle East

Gallipoli: 22,000 Allied sick and wounded evacuated to Egypt and Malta since August 6.

African Fronts

East Africa: Germans capture Indian observation Post at Kasigao.

Home Fronts

Britain: 3 German naval officer PoWs escape from Dyffryn Aled Camp, North Wales. They just fail to reach U-boat U38 off Llandudno on August 14 and are recaptured.

Call of War
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