Ships hit during WWI

Naalso

NameNaalso
TypeNavy Trawler
GRT135 tons
Country  French
Built1891
BuilderEarle’s Shipping & Co. Ltd., Hull
OperatorFrench Navy
History1891 owned by Davidson & Co, Aberdeen 1915 sold to Société Nouvelle des Pêcheries à Vapeur d’Arcachon, later requisiton by the French Navy

U-boat attacks on Navy Trawler Naalso


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
116 Nov 1917UC 71 (Reinhold Saltzwedel)SunkMined 8 miles WNW of Ile d’Yeu
46.49N, 02.33W


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On Nov.15th, 1917, the navy trawler Naalso under Capt. Montozé was escorting the northbound convoy 315 of 25 steamers from St Nazaire and heading for Quiberon in company with 3 more escorts. Around midnight, when about 8 miles NNW of Yeu Lighthouse, she strikes a mine that when detonating heavily damages the ship who sinks in 3 minutes. The 11 crew members will be rescued by trawler Baron Daviliers and landed at Port Breton. (B.de Maisonneuve) http://www.wrecksite.eu/docBrowser.aspx?408

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