Ships hit during WWI


GRT3,044 tons
Country  British
BuilderTyne Iron SB. Co., Ltd., Newcastle
OperatorHeadlam & Rowland, Whitby

U-boat attacks on Steamer Goathland

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
14 Jul 1917U 84 (Walter Roehr)SunkTorpedoed 6.32 miles SSE of Pointe du Skeul, Belle Ile Island.
47° 11'N, 3° 08'W
St. Nazaire - Gulf of Mexico
in ballast

Master John Colley Roe lost in action. Goathland was steaming unescorted when torpedoed and sank within 2 minutes with 21 lives including Captain Thornton. Among the survivors, a wounded seamen was rescued by U 84 and taken care on board until the return in Germany.

Position of attack on Goathland

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