04:37 EST, 19 September 2015 | Updated: 07:43 EST, 19 September 2015
ghostly century-old images show the inside of a German World War One
U-Boat which was raised from the depths of the North Sea after being
sunk by a torpedo boat destroyer.
twin-screw U-boat 110 was readying an attack on a convoy of merchant
vessels when her periscope was sighted, only 50 yards away, and she
was forced to the surface by Allied depth charges.
her forward diving rudders jammed in the up position and fuel tank
damaged, the submarine was then rammed twice by the H.M.S. Garry and
hit with several bursts of gunfire.
relentless attack caused the U-Boat to sink off the north east coast
of England, not far from the town of Hartlepool, on July 19, 1918.
Thirteen survivors were picked up.
were soon sent down to recover important documents and the U.B.
110, built by Blohm & Voss in Hamburg, was recovered in September
was taken to the Wallsend dry docks of Swan Hunter Wigham Richardson
Ltd with orders to restore her to working condition as a fighting
unit. However, the Armistice on November 11, 1918 caused work on her
to be stopped, and she was later dismantled and sold as scrap.
before this took place a series of photographs were taken providing a
rare glimpse of the U-Boat's mechanics and giving an insight into
what the cramped atmosphere would have been like for those serving
onboard the killing machine.
U-110 was attacked and sunk off the coast of Hartlepool by the
Royal Navy in July 1918 and raised to the surface two months later
U-110 was depth-charged and forced to surface allowing the crew to
escape before it sank to the bottom of the North Sea
refloated the submarine in September 1918 with a view to returning it
to service but the November armistice foiled the plan
submarine was towed to the Admiralty dock in Jarrow before taken to
Swan Hunter's ship yard to undergo a refurbishment
was built by Blohm and Voss in Hamburg and was rammed by HMS Garry
after being forced to the surface by depth charges