Ships hit during WWI

Shinsei Maru

NameShinsei Maru
GRT3,060 tons
Country  Japanese
BuilderWigham Richardson & Co., Newcastle
OperatorHara Shinichi, Osaka
HistoryBuilt as Sikh for Mogul SS. Co., Ltd. (Gellatly, Hankey, Sewell & Co.), Rochester. In 1901, sold to Soc. di Navigazione a Vapore Puglia, Bari and renamed Regina Elena. In 1904 she then became Austrian as Georgia for the Unione Austriaca di Navigazione (Soc. Anon.), Trieste. The vessel retain that name when in 1907 she returned to the British register. Her owners were then the Sun Steamship Co., Ltd., London with G. T. Symons & Co. as manager. In 1912, Hara Shinichi bought the steamer and renamed her Sinsei Maru.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Shinsei Maru

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
128 Feb 1917UB 43 (Hans von Mellenthin)SunkTorpedoed 80 miles north of Benghazi

Cardiff - Port Said

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