Ships hit during WWI

Sapele

NameSapele
TypeSteamer
GRT4,366 tons
Country  British
Built1904
BuilderPalmers’ SB. & Iron Co., Ltd., Newcastle
OperatorBritish & African Steam Navigation Co., Ltd. (Elder, Dempster & Co.), Liverpool
History

U-boat attacks on Steamer Sapele


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
126 Oct 1917U 104 (Kurt Bernis)SunkTorpedoed 100 miles NW of Tory Island
55° 56'N, 11° 00'W
Liverpool - Sierra Leone
general cargo
3

Sapele had sailed from Lamlash in convoy OB18 on 23 October. The convoy had to shelter in Belfast Lough overnight due to bad weather. The escort had to leave the convoy prematurely also due to the bad weather.

Position of attack on Sapele

Legend

1917 (1).

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