Ships hit during WWI


GRT765 tons
Country  British
BuilderHall, Russell & Co., Aberdeen
OperatorLeith, Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co., Ltd. (J. Currie & Co.), Leith
HistoryBuilt as Earl of Aberdeen for Aberdeen, Newcastle & Hull Steam Navigation Co., Ltd., Aberdeen. Sold to the Leith, Hull & Hamburg Steam Packet Co. in 1915 and renamed Britannia.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Britannia

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
119 Oct 1917SunkDisappeared en route for Saint Malo after dropping her pilot at Deal.

Middlesbrough - Saint Malo
pig iron

Sunk with all hands and posted as missing. Loss reassessed in 2014; sinking previously credited to UC 75 in a torpedo attack early on October 19th off Portland Bill but that attack actually sank the steamer Hazelwood.

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