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German Submarine, UB-110. Photograph Looking forward, showing four torpedo tubes

The UB-110 sunk after attacking a merchant shipping convoy near Hartlepool in July 1918. It was then salvaged and transferred to Swan Hunter Wigham Richardson Ltd. Dry Docks (Wallsend), with an order to restore her to fighting state. The order cancelled following Armistice and she was scrapped thereafter.


Date: November 1918


Taken from the Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. Shipbuilders Collection


Reference no. DS.SWH/5/3/2/14/1/1


This photograph was selected by Sharon Melrose as part of the 'Uncovering Archives Photography' Workshop held at Tyne and Wear Museums and Archives in November 2012. See Sharon's response to this image here:


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More images of the U-Boat 110 can be viewed here.


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Taken on January 22, 2013