Ships hit during WWI

HMT Robert Smith

NameHMT Robert Smith
TypeNavy Trawler
GRT211 tons
Country  British
Built1915
BuilderAlexander Hall & Co. Ltd., Aberdeen
OperatorRoyal Navy
HistoryPeace-time operator: Aberdeen Pioneer Steam Fishing Co. Ltd. (taken into naval service at completition)

U-boat attacks on Navy Trawler Robert Smith


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
121 Jul 1917U 44 (Paul Wagenf├╝hr)SunkSunk by gunfire. No survivors recovered. Exact time and position unknown. Location given is where vessel was last seen by HMT Offa II on July 21, 1917.
59.14N, 09.40W


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At a meeting with U 84, U 44 claimed to have sunk a number of vessels including a patrol vessel by gunnery. This ship could only have been the Robert Smith

Position of attack on Robert Smith

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1917 (1).

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