Ships hit during WWI

Aragon

NameAragon
TypeTroopship
GRT9,588 tons
Country  British
Built1905
BuilderHarland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast
OperatorRoyal Mail Steam Packet Company, Belfast
History

U-boat attacks on Troopship Aragon


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
130 Dec 1917UC 34 (Horst Obermüller)SunkTorpedoed in Alexandria Roads
31° 18'N, 29° 48'E
Marseille - Alexandria
troops
610

On her arrival at Alexandria on Dec. 30th, the ship was permitted to enter the harbour but later was ordered out again. She anchored outside harbour without any protection against a submarine attack for which she was an easy target. This piece of indiscretion on that part of the authorities did not remain long for she was torpedoed shortly later.

Position of attack on Aragon

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1917 (1).

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