|Builder||A. Dubigeon, Nantes-Chantenay|
|Operator||Soc. Nouvelle d’Armement, Nantes|
U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Francoise D’amboise
|1||21 Jun 1916||U 22 (Bruno Hoppe)||Sunk||North Sea, 68 miles NW of Fair Island||60.00N, 03.45W||Leith - Valparaiso||coke||0|
|On June 20th, 11:50 pm (French time), the sailing ship Françoise d’Amboise, Capt. Tranchant, was halted by a submarine. Crew was ordered to evacuate and head for a Swedish fishing vessel which was some miles off. After evacuation, the submarine went along the boats and asked for the ship’s papers which were examined by the German Captain and returned back. A while later, the vessel was sunk by a torpedo. Two hours later, the wrecked crew was recovered by a Swedish steamer (they had previously seen the designated dundee but had not wanted to get in touch with her). The following day they were handed off the steamer by a British navy trawler and disembarked at Kirkwall.|
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