Ships hit during WWI

Florrieston

NameFlorrieston
TypeSteamer
GRT3,366 tons
Country  British
Built1901
BuilderW. Gray & Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool
OperatorFlorrieston SS. Co., Ltd. (W. S. Miller & Co.), Glasgow
HistoryBuilt for the Bridge Stm. Shipping Co., Ltd. (Moore, Innes & Co., Ltd.), London as Battersea Bridge. Sold in 1905 to W. Gray & Co., Ltd., London. The Florrieston SS. Co. acquired the vessel in 1912 and renamed her.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Florrieston


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
120 Apr 1918U 91 (Alfred von Glasenapp)SunkTorpedoed at 5:30pm 6 miles E1/2N of the South Rock, Northern Ireland.
54° 30'N, 5° 11'W
Almeria - Glasgow
general cargo
19

or position 54.28N 05.12W (per patrol boat P 62). Sinking location listed in reference to "South Stack" in error.

Position of attack on Florrieston

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1918 (1).

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