Tag: U Boat

June 21 – Hugh McNeill, Royal Marine WW1

Belfast-born Lance-Corporal Hugh McNeill, of the Royal Marines Light Infantry, perished when his ship was torpedoed by a First World War U-Boat. He served during the Boxer Rebellion in China, the defence of Antwerp and with the RNAS Armoured Car Division. His service is…

June 21 – Roll of Honour

Today’s Roll includes three submariners from NI lost in HM Submarine P 514 in WW2. Photo above – CWGC Jerusalem War Cemetery, Mount Scopos.

June 12 – On this day

In 1917 Ballymena Petty Officer transfers to army to develop tanks. In 1944 the Irish brigade is received at the Vatican. The German Atlantic U-boat fleet surrenders at the end of WW2 at Lisahally on Lough Foyle, Londonderry in 1945.