Ships hit during WWI

Madeleine Davoust

NameMadeleine Davoust
TypeSailing vessel
GRT148 tons
Country  French
BuilderGautier, St. Malo
OperatorG. Messanot, St. Galo
HistoryWooden schooner. Charterer: Parajola & Delaunay, Les Sables d’Olonne

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Madeleine Davoust

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
116 Mar 1917UC 21 (Reinhold Saltzwedel)SunkShelled 6m NW of Penmarch

Falmouth - Sables d'Olonne

or MAGDELEINE. UC 21 had no time to finish the schooner off due to the arrival of a TB ; it was then attempted to tow her back to an harbour but she finally sank some 500m. off Audierne harbour. Master was captain Edouard Mathurin DUVAL.

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