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A German Submarine Mine-Layer Now off Temple Pier: The "UC5"

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* K R * ii BEFORE RECEIVING A FRESH. COAT OF PAINT: THE CAPTURED GERMAN SUBMARINE MINE-LAYER “U CS5 IN A DRY DOCK IN ENGLAND. 1


ii 7 ” ” ‘, I ii -. FLYING THE BRITISH NAVAL ENSIGN ABOVE THE GERMAN FLAG : THE CAPTURED MINE-LAYER “U C 5,” FRESHLY PAINTED, LYING IN DOCK-WITH ONE OF HER MINES SHOWN IN THE INSET PHOTOGRAPH.


It uws annound in the Hone of Commos recently that the Admiralty peropese to bring a captured German submarine of the mine-hying type-” UC s “-up the Thames, to ie alongside Temple Pier for a fortnight begianing n Wednesday, July ad. During that time, it was arranged, the vessel should be on view to he public every day (including Sundays) from ze a.m. to 9 p.m., a sma charge (d. up to I p.m., and 3d. thereafter) being made for admieman to the pier, in order to facilitate the regulation of traffi The proeeds are to be devoted to naval and merchant service charities, and


prtly to the police orphanage. The ” UCS” was captured by a British destroyer of the Bast Coast and was brought into dock. There she was given a fresh coat of light- grey paint, with vermilion for the hand-rail The British naval ensign was sown above the German flag from the mast on the conning-tower, indicating that the craft was a -aval prise. Particulars of her capture are given on the next page, and on the one following that some details regarding the mechanism for laying mines shown in the small photograph above.–4Dsig copy.ri is ei UIs – Sls -d rds.)



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Issue 4032. - Vol CXLIX

Jul, 29 1916

Illustrated London News