Ships hit during WWI


GRT1,550 tons
Country  French
BuilderChicago SB. Co., Chicago
OperatorSoc. Maritime Nationale, Havre
HistoryBuilt as John Lambert for the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co., Duluth. Sold to Soc. Maritime Nationale in 1916 and renamed Houlgate. The renaming apparently happened just before the ship was sunk as many of the primary source documents on the sinking still refer to the steamer as John Lambert.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Houlgate

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
122 Nov 1916UB 40 (Karl Neumann)Sunk23 miles SE of the Owers LV

Montreal - Havre

Sinking reassessed from UB 19 to UB 40 in 2020 by Simon Schnetzke and Michael Lowrey.

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