Ships hit during WWI


TypeSailing vessel
GRT1,729 tons
Country  Norwegian
BuilderHarland & Wolff, Belfast
OperatorHenschiens Rederi A/S (Johs. A. Henschien), Tvedestrand
HistoryIron-hulled ship-rigged vessel. Built as Dawpool for for Ismay, Imrie & Co., Liverpool. In 1895, sold to Carl H. H. Winters, Elsfleth and renamed Willkommen. The ship was resold in 1906 to A/S Haakon (Alex. Bech), Tvedestrand and renamed Haakon. Henschiens Rederi A/S (Johs. A. Henschien) bought the vessel in May 1916 and renamed it Vestelv two months later.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Vestelv

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
122 Apr 1917U 93 (Edgar von Spiegel von und zu Peckelsheim)SunkStopped and scuttled 14 miles off Tory Island. 55°26’N, 8°39’W per KTB
55° 28'N, 8° 30'W
Mobile, AL – Liverpool
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Position of attack on Vestelv

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