Ships hit by U-boats during WWI

Greatest loss of life during WWI


The French Passenger steamer Djemmah. She was hit by UB 105 on 14 Jul 1918.


Ships hit U-boat during WWI suffering over 250 dead

Loss dateTypeName of shipTonsDeadNat.U-boat
8 Jun 1916TroopshipPrincipe Umberto7,9291,926 k.u.k. U5
4 Oct 1916Armed merchant cruiserGallia14,9661,338 U 35
7 May 1915Passenger steamerLusitania30,3961,198 U 20
26 Feb 1916Armed merchant cruiserLa Provence13,753990 U 35
11 May 1918TroopshipVerona8,261880 UC 52
15 Feb 1917TroopshipMinas2,854870 U 39
13 Aug 1915Passenger steamerRoyal Edward11,117866 UB 14
17 Feb 1917Passenger steamerAthos12,644754 U 65
4 Nov 1915SteamerLe Calvados1,658740 U 38
27 Apr 1915Armored cruiserLeon Gambetta12,416684 k.u.k. U5
12 Dec 1916BattleshipRegina Margherita (rin)13,427675 UC 14
25 Nov 1916BattleshipSuffren12,750648 U 52
5 Jun 1916Armored cruiserHMS Hampshire10,850643 U 75
30 Dec 1917TroopshipAragon9,588610 UC 34
11 May 1918TroopshipSant Anna9,350605 UC 54
11 Oct 1914Armored cruiserPallada7,775597 U 26
22 Sep 1914Armored CruiserHMS Cressy12,000562 U 9
1 Jan 1915BattleshipHMS Formidable15,000547 U 24
10 Oct 1918Passenger steamerLeinster2,646530 UB 123
22 Sep 1914Armored cruiserHMS Aboukir12,000527 U 9
15 Oct 1914Protected cruiserHMS Hawke7,350526 U 9
15 Jan 1919Passenger steamerChaouia4,334476 UC 53
14 Jul 1918Passenger steamerDjemmah3,716436 UB 105
8 Feb 1916Armored cruiserAmiral Charner4,750426 U 21
16 Aug 1918Mail steamer used as troopshipBalkan1,709400 UB 48
22 Sep 1914Armored cruiserHMS Hogue12,000375 U 9
25 Jan 1917Armed merchant cruiserLaurentic14,892345 U 80
11 May 1917TroopshipMedjerda1,918344 U 34
30 Dec 1915Passenger steamerPersia7,951334 U 38
19 Mar 1917BattleshipDanton18,300296 U 64
4 Oct 1918Passenger steamerHirano Maru7,936292 UB 91
15 Apr 1917TroopshipArcadian8,939277 UC 74
20 Jun 1916SteamerMerkury762272 UC 15
4 May 1917TroopshipTransylvania14,348270 U 63
5 Sep 1914Light cruiserHMS Pathfinder2,940260 U 21
35 ships with over 250 dead.333,22521,519


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