Ships hit during WWI


TypeSailing vessel
GRT100 tons
Country  French
BuilderLe Chevert, Paimpol
OperatorHerve, Paimpol

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Yvonne

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
12 May 1917UC 72 (Ernst Voigt)Sunk12 milles NW of Ile d’Yeu
46° 46'N, 2° 41'W
Mortagne sur Gironde - Swansea
pit props

On May 2, 1917, Keryado was escorting the sailing ships Cancalais, La Victoire, Yvonne and Russie, when she was torpedoed by UC 72 (and sank immediately, leaving only one survivor. UC 72 then proceeded to the sailing ships and sank the 4 of them with explosives or gunfire. All crew managed to reach Ile d´Yeu in their lifeboats. See wreck file at

Position of attack on Yvonne

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