|Builder||Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., Ltd., Newcastle|
|Operator||English & American Shipping Co., Ltd. (C. T. Bowring & Co., Ltd.), London|
|History||Wrecked off Le Touquet on December 29, 1918.|
U-boat attacks on Steamer Merida
|1||4 Jul 1918||U 65 (Hermann von Fischel)||Damaged||Torpedoed 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.)|
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