1916 – The Aud arrives at Banna Strand, Co Kerry, from Germany with 20,000 rifles for use of the Volunteers in the Easter Uprising.

A German ship, the Aud is discovered off the coast of Kerry with a reported shipment of up to 20,000 rifles for Irish rebels who were planning the 1916 Easter Rising (three days later). The crew scuttled the ship and spent the rest of the war in captivity. Meanwhile the U-19, failing to find the […]

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