Ships hit during WWI

Cape Finisterre

NameCape Finisterre
TypeSteamer
GRT4,380 tons
Country  British
Built1907
BuilderRussell & Co., Port Glasgow
OperatorCape Finisterre SS. Co., Ltd. (Lyle Shipping Co., Ltd.), Glasgow
History

U-boat attacks on Steamer Cape Finisterre


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
12 Nov 1917UC 17 (Ulrich Pilzecker)SunkTorpedoed 1 miles SSE of the Manacle Buoy at 3:30pm
50° 02'N, 5° 01'W
New York & Falmouth - Brest
steel billets
35

Cape Finisterre had sailed from New York in convoy HN17 on 17 October 1917, but fell behind and was sent into Falmouth. The ship was sunk whilst in a coal convoy bound for Brest.

Position of attack on Cape Finisterre

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1917 (1).

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