Monday, 23 June 2008

German Submarine U-B. 21 in Ramsgate Harbour December 16th 1918

The inhabitants of Ramsgate, who had suffered so severely through the German raiders, had the satisfaction after the Armistice was signed of seeing one of the U-Boats brought into the Harbour.

Inside U-B. 21

A German Submarine Souvenir.
Ramsgate drifters, which have guarded the Channel and cleared it of mines during the war, have many remarkable feats to their credit. On one occasion they destroyed U-B 48, a gigantic mine-laying submarine, which was rounded up on the Goodwin Sands and blown to pieces. One gun was saved and brought to Ramsgate, where it is mounted as a souvenir on the West Cliff.

Some of this comes from, Ramsgate During the Great War 1914-1918 A Souvenir of the Most Raided Part of England by A. H. Siminson.

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