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Date: 15 March 1923

Letter from VAdm a.D. Carl Wodrig (1851-1940) to an unidentified naval officer regarding the correction of date of death of his son, ObLtzS Franz Wodrig (1891-1917), following a recent public enquiry in the UK and the official recognition by the local court in Kiel.

ObLtzS Wodrig 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.

Letter from Carl Wodrig. 15 March 1923. Kiel. 21596. Marineschule Mürwik, Wehrgeschichtliches Ausbildungszentrum, Mürwik.

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