Ships hit during WWI

West Bridge

NameWest Bridge
GRT5,189 tons
Country  American
BuilderJ. F. Duthie & Co., Seattle
OperatorU. S. Navy Naval Overseas Transportation Service

U-boat attacks on Steamer West Bridge

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
116 Aug 1918U 90 (Helmut Patzig)DamagedTorpedoed twice W of Biscay

Seattle & New York - Bordeaux


Very seriously damaged; abandoned by crew but later towed into Brest. West Bridge had sailed from New York on 1 August 1918 in convoy HB8 and was taken into Brest by the Royal Naval tugs Epic and Woonda, escorted by USS Smith (DD-17).

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