Ships hit during WWI

Franz Fischer

NameFranz Fischer
TypeSteamer
GRT957 tons
Country  British
Built1881
BuilderIrvine & Co., West Hartlepool
OperatorAdmiralty requisition (Everett & Newbigin), London
History

U-boat attacks on Steamer Franz Fischer


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
11 Feb 1916UB 17 (Ralph Wenninger)SunkTorpedoed 2 miles south of Kentish Knock LV

Hartlepool - Cowes
coal
13

British sources list as sunk by Zeppelin, however time and location match agree with sinking claim in UB 17’s KTB.


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