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Remembered Today:

New Memorial to Crew of UC-44

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I was in Dunmore East this afternoon, and noticed a new memorial at the pier head to the crew of UC-44 who perished at the mouth of Waterford Harbour on the night of 4/5 August, 1917, when their final mine detonated prematurely. The entire crew perished, with the exception of the captain and possibly one other (accounts differ). A memorial consisting of a plaque and stone bench was inaugurated on the 100th Anniversary, 5th August 2017, with a representative of the German Navy in attendance. 

A Wikipedia article on UC-44 can be seen at 

Article on SM UC-44

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I was the lead historian for this event because my son's Great Grandfather was a Salvage Rigger on RFA Racer that recovered the U-boat.

Dunmore East is a lovely place.

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