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ObLtzS Franz Wodrig (1891-1917) was an officer on the U 87 under the command of KapLt Rudolf Schneider (1882-1917) and KapLt Rudolf von Speth-Schülzburg (1884-1917).

On 25 December 1917, U 87 attacked a convoy in the Irish Sea, but was sunk 2 miles NW of Bardsey Island by the escort ships BUTTERCUP and PC 56. All 43 crew died.

Source:
Langsdorff, Werner von, editor. U-Boote am Feind: 45 deutsche U-Boot-Fahrer erzählen. Gütersloh: C. Bertelsmann, [1937].

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