On this day 29 January 1915
On this day 29 January 1915 Walney Island airship sheds bombarded by U21.
German submarine 'U21' was sighted at just after 14:15 hours on the 29th January 1915. 'U21' surfaced and opened fire on the airship sheds that had been constructed on Airship Shed Road, Walney Isalnd, off Barrow-in-Furness. (Known today as West Shore Road.) The rounds fell well short of their intended target and the U boat was driven off by the shore batteries.
Image of Airship R9 imerging from the sheds at Walney Island copyright FAA Museum.