Ships hit during WWI

Calgarian

NameCalgarian
TypeArmed merchant cruiser
GRT12,515 tons (one of the largest ships hit)
Country  British
Built1914
BuilderFairfield Ship Building and Engineering, Glasgow
OperatorRoyal Navy
HistoryShe was taken over on 15 September 1914 and became an armed merchant cruiser. Peace-time operator: Allan Line SS. Co., Ltd. (Canadian Pacific Ocean Services, Ltd.), Glasgow

U-boat attacks on Armed merchant cruiser Calgarian


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
11 Mar 1918U 19 (Johannes Spieß)Sunkoff Rathlin Island
55° 25'N, 6° 15'W


49

Hit by three torpedoes while escorting a convoy in the North Channel. Calgarian had left her convoy and was under escort by two destroyers and was in sight of convoy OB50 when hit. Rosemary was detached from the escort of OB50 to take Calgarian in tow, but the hawsers parted. Anchusa, also from OB50, was ordered to take over but she sighted U19's periscope and carried out a depth charge attack. Rosemary and Anchusa were ordered to rejoin OB50.

Position of attack on Calgarian

Legend

1918 (1).

Click on any marker to see the info on vessel. Left double-click to zoom-in. Right double-click to zoom-out.

1 map position found. In some cases the exact positions of losses are not known, those are not shown.


If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.

Return to WWI Ships Attacked main page