Ships hit during WWI


GRT1,075 tons
Country  Norwegian
BuilderNylands Verksted, Christiania
OperatorA/S Sobral (Lorentzen, Natvig & Co.), Christiania

U-boat attacks on Steamer Sobral

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
121 Nov 1917U 151 (Waldemar Kophamel)SunkCaptured SE of the Azores. Scuttled the next day 35 miles from the Azores.
36° 10'N, 20° 40'W
Rufisque & Dakar - Bordeaux
ground nuts & latex

Sobral had sailed from Dakar in convoy HD12 on 14 November 1917 and was unable to keep up and fell out of the convoy almost immediately. The commanding officer of the ocean escort Almanzora made some very unflattering comments about the ship saying that it should never have been allowed on an ocean convoy.

Position of attack on Sobral

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