Ships hit during WWI

La Epoca

NameLa Epoca
TypeSailing vessel
GRT2,432 tons
Country  Uruguayan
BuilderD. & W. Henderson & Co., Glasgow
OperatorOriental Navigation Corp., Montevideo
HistorySteel-hulled, four-masted bark. Built as Corunna for the Corunna Sailing Ship Co., Ltd. (J. Hardie & Co.), Glasgow. Ran aground on September 1, 1904 at Miramar, near Bahia Blanca. Refloated October 12, 1904. Registered closed sooner thereafter and vessel deleted from Lloyd’s Register. Returned to a seaworthy condition in 1917 and renamed La Epoca with Dodero Hermanos, Montevideo as owner. Ownership transferred to Oriental Navigation Corp., Montevideo sooner before vessel was sunk.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel La Epoca

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
129 Oct 1917U 93 (Helmut Gerlach)SunkStopped and scuttled about 30 miles SW Cordouan

New York - Bordeaux
steel, lubricating oil & general cargo

Incorrectly listed in Spindler as being French.

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