Ships hit during WWI

La Negra

NameLa Negra
TypeSteamer
GRT8,312 tons
Country  British
Built1913
BuilderPalmers’ SB. & Iron Co., Ltd., Newcastle
OperatorBritish & Argentine Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool
History

U-boat attacks on Steamer La Negra


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
13 Sep 1917UC 50 (Rudolf Seuffer)SunkTorpedoed 50 miles SSW of Start Point
49° 29'N, 3° 53'W
Buenos Aires - ?
frozen meat
4

La Negra had left Sierra Leone on 22 August 1917 in convoy HL2, but had consistently straggled due to boiler problems. The ship was struck by two torpedoes in separate attacks, was abandoned and reboarded and taken in tow by one tug, but sank whilst under tow. The survivors were picked up by H.M.S. Victor.

Position of attack on La Negra

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1917 (1).

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