Ships hit during WWI


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

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° 40'N, 7° 00'W
Bilbao - Tees
iron ore

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


1917 (1).

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