Ships hit during WWI

HMS Drake


HMS Drake’s sister ship HMS Leviathan

NameHMS Drake
TypeArmored cruiser
GRT14,300 tons (one of the largest ships hit)
Country  British
Built1903
BuilderPembroke Dockyard
OperatorRoyal Navy
HistoryHMS Drake was one of 4 ships of the Drake class armoured cruisers. Her sisters were HMS Good Hope, HMS King Alfred and HMS Leviathan.

U-boat attacks on Armored cruiser Drake


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
12 Oct 1917U 79 (Otto Rohrbeck)SunkN coast of Ireland. Reached Rathlin Sound, where she sank in 7 fathoms of water and is a popular dive site today.



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