Ships hit during WWI

Alesia

NameAlesia
TypePassenger steamer
GRT6,006 tons
Country  French
Built1902
BuilderBremer Vulkan, Vegesack
OperatorCie. de Navigation Sud-Atlantique, Bordeaux
HistoryBuilt as Prinz Adalbert for Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Hamburg. Seized at Falmouth. Taken into Admiralty service as a commissioned repair ship and renamed Princetown. In 1915 returned to mercantile service with Gellatly, Hankey & Co. as managers. In 1917, transferred to Cie. de Navigation Sud-Atlantique and renamed Alesia.

U-boat attacks on Passenger steamer Alesia


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
15 Sep 1917UC 69 (Hugo Thielmann)Damaged40 miles NW of Ushant

Cardiff - Bordeaux
general cargo and coal


sunk next day by UC50

26 Sep 1917UC 50 (Rudolf Seuffer)SunkTorpedoed off Ushant
48.49N, 05.00W




Torpedoed the previous day by UC 69

Position of attack on Alesia

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1917 (1).

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