Ships hit during WWI

Montenegro

NameMontenegro
TypeSailing vessel
GRT1,306 tons
Country  French
Built1894
BuilderJ. E. Marr, West Haven, CT
OperatorSocièté d’Armement R. Van Hemelryck et Cie
HistoryWooden, four-masted schooner that was built as General E.S. Greeley for owners in New Haven, Connecticut. Sold to France end of 1917 and renamed. She was armed with 4 guns.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Montenegro


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
17 Feb 1918U 64 (Robert Moraht)Damaged
39.06N, 04.40E
Algiers - Marseille
ore and various
1

The Montenegro prior to her departure had boarded 12 gunners from a Special Naval Brigade for that crossing to Marseilles. When she was attacked by U 64, she returned a strong fire during 2 hours that decided KL Moraht to finally dive. The vessel was hit by 5 shells and was badly damaged. One week later, she encountered a violent storm and sank.

Position of attack on Montenegro

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1918 (1).

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