Ships hit during WWI

Beaufront

NameBeaufront
TypeSteamer
GRT1,720 tons
Country  British
Built1915
BuilderW. Dobson & Co., Newcastle
OperatorTyneside Line, Ltd. (J. Ridley, Son & Tully), North Shields
History

U-boat attacks on Steamer Beaufront


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
16 Jan 1917U 82 (Hans Adam)SunkStopped and then sunk by torpedo 76 miles NWxW of Ushant.
48.40N, 07.00W
Bilbao - Tees
iron ore
0

Position also given as 48.50N, 06.42W. Beaufront’s crew was rescued by the Swedish steamer Aldebaran. Aldebaran‘s master, Harald Holmgren, was awarded a silver cup as acknowledgment by the British government.

Position of attack on Beaufront

Legend

1917 (1).

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