Ships hit during WWI


GRT4,874 tons
Country  British
BuilderA. McMillan & Son, Ltd., Dumbarton
OperatorCharente SS. Co., Ltd. (T. & J. Harrison), Liverpool

U-boat attacks on Steamer Sculptor

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
117 May 1918U 39 (Heinrich Metzger)SunkTorpedoed 60 miles NWxW1/4W of Oran

Swansea - Salonica
military stores

Sculptor, Elswick Grange and Mavisbrook sailed from Gibraltar 16 May 1918 in convoy GB35 bound for Bizerta. After the attack, Sculptor, escorted by Corvi, SC50 and SC171 proceeded under tow and was beached near Mers-el-Kebir. Salvage of the cargo started, but after a few days the fore part of the ship was destroyed by a large explosion. After all salvageable material had been recovered the wreck was abandoned.

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