Ships hit during WWI


GRT2,087 tons
Country  French
BuilderCampbeltown SB. Co., Campbeltown
OperatorCie. des Bateaux à Vapeur du Nord, Dunkerque

U-boat attacks on Steamer Dunkerquois

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
118 Aug 1917UC 48 (Kurt Ramien)SunkTorpedoed 12 miles N71W of Ile de Batz
48° 50'N, 4° 19'W
La Pallice-Dunkerque
3000 t asphalt

Dunkerquois, Capt. Bodo, had left La Pallice on Aug.16 loaded with 3000 tons of asphalt for Dunkerque in convoy. At 10 pm the 18th, when about 7 miles NW of Ile de Batz LH, she was struck by a torpedo. A violent explosion followed and in less than 30 seconds the ship had disappeared. Out of a crew of 31, 15 men managed to escape and were saved by Phenix an escorting steamer, then landed at Cherbourg the following day.

Position of attack on Dunkerquois

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