The time in 1919 a WWI German U boat washed ashore on a British Beach and ruined “seaside day” for everyone

SM U-118 was a type UE II minelaying submarine of the Imperial German Navy and one of 329 submarines serving with that navy during World War I. U-118 was…

Source: The time in 1919 a WWI German U-boat washed ashore on a British Beach and ruined “seaside day” for everyone

1919: Even a beached German U-boat posed a real threat

SM U-118 was a 267-foot mine-laying submarine, one of the 329 U-boats which served in the Imperial German Navy in World War I.

Commissioned in May 1918, U-118 sank two British ships in its short career before the war ended. At the end of the conflict, the entire navy was surrendered, and U-118 was handed over to the French.

On April 15, 1919, as U-118 was being towed through the English Channel on its way to be scrapped, a storm caused the tow cable to snap, setting the U-boat adrift.

The vessel ran aground on a beach at Hastings, England, right in front of the…

Source: 1919: Even a beached German U-boat posed a real threat