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Re: Accuracy of Coordinates
Posted by: Michael Lowrey ()
Date: October 09, 2020 12:27AM

Sergio,

I handle much of the World War I material for uboat.net and can speak to the sources we use. In general, the coordinates/positions come from one of three sources:

U-boat KTBs (war diaries)
"Lloyd's War Losses: The First World War"
"British Vessels Lost at Sea 1914-1918" for British ships. This is the official British loss publication and also where we get WWI British casualty figures from.

I'd describe these as "best available sources", though obviously the further you get from land, the less accurate they would be.

If you have any questions about a specific sinking, please ask and I'll figure out exactly what source we used.

Best wishes,
Michael

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Accuracy of Coordinates Sergio 10/08/2020 03:37PM
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