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German U-Boat Deutschland...



Item # 567316

July 12, 1916

FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, Massachusetts, July 12, 1916

* Giant German U-Boat Deutschland
* re. Baltimore Maryland landing
* Preparing for trip home


This 12 page newspaper has a one column headline on the front page: "PREPARING FOR RETURN VOYAGE" and "U.S. Government May Keep Secret Details of Departure of German Submarine".

Other news of the day throughout. Light browning, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Deutschland was a blockade-breaking German merchant submarine used during World War I. It was developed with private funds and operated by the North German Lloyd Line. It was one of the first UA-class boats built but was unarmed, with a wide beam to provide space for cargo. The capacity was 700 tons (much of it outside the pressure hull), relatively small compared to surface ships. Deutschland was used for high-value transatlantic commerce, submerging to avoid British patrols.

Category: The 20th Century

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