Ships hit during WWI


NameHMT Era
TypeNavy Trawler
GRT168 tons
Country  British
BuilderMackie & Thomson, Govan
OperatorRoyal Navy
HistoryPeace-time operator: Great Northern Steam Fishing Co. Ltd., Hull

U-boat attacks on Navy Trawler Era

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
111 Jul 1916U 69 (Ernst Wilhelms)SunkSunk by gunnery off Aberdeen
57° 09'N, 2° 00'W


Seems that U 52 was also involved in the action. That boat made the 12 crew PoW. George Noel, Era’s skipper, died on July 13 while a PoW.

Position of attack on Era

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