Ships hit during WWI

Merida

NameMerida
TypeSteamer
GRT5,951 tons
Country  British
Built1918
BuilderArmstrong, Whitworth & Co., Ltd., Newcastle
OperatorEnglish & American Shipping Co., Ltd. (C. T. Bowring & Co., Ltd.), London
HistoryWrecked off Le Touquet on December 29, 1918.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Merida


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
14 Jul 1918U 65 (Hermann von Fischel)DamagedTorpedoed in the Gulf of Genoa. 43.26N, 08.28E per KTB
43.36N, 08.15E
Genoa - ?
in ballast
1

Merida was in convoy GaG36 when torpedoed. The vessel was taken in tow by the armed trawler Achernar and later assisted by Italian tug Maria Noil, which brought her into Savona. (Shortly after the torpedoing, convoy GGa37 was encountered end-on and in the ensuing confusion there were three collisions, one resulting in the loss of the Italian steamer Napoli.)

Position of attack on Merida

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1918 (1).

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