U-boats in River Forth

Maker
Unknown
Production date
Circa 1919
Description
Three submarines are anchored bow-first. They are large boats with raised bows and each has a gun mounted in front of the conning tower. In the background is a paddle tug. The Fife hills have patches of snow.
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Department
Maker
Production date
Circa 1919
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Subject notes
Possibly U-cruisers which came in to service in 1917. They were big boats each armed with a 150mm gun and capable of cruising long distances. Around 370 U-boats were deployed in the First World War and they were the German naval priority for materials and crews.
Accession number
P02058

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