Ships hit during WWI


Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

GRT838 tons
Country  Danish
BuilderW. Simons & Co., Renfrew
OperatorDet Forenede Dampskibs Selsk., Copenhagen
HistoryEos was posted missing in 1918 after dropping behind a convoy in heavy weather, likely with engine trouble, on February 27, 1918 while on a voyage from Methil for Copenhagen with a cargo of coal. Eos’ loss is not currently believed to be U-boat related.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Eos

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
18 Jul 1917UC 79 (Erich Haecker)prizeSkagerrak

Taken as a prize, later released

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