Ships hit during WWI

Carpathia

NameCarpathia
TypePassenger steamer
GRT13,603 tons (one of the largest ships hit)
Country  British
Built1903
BuilderC. S. Swan & Hunter, Ltd., Newcastle
OperatorCunard Steam-Ship Co., Ltd., Liverpool
HistoryThis was the ship that rushed 60 miles in vain to assist the Titanic when she sank. Carpathia, arriving at 4am, picked up 703 survivors and returned to New York with them.

U-boat attacks on Passenger steamer Carpathia


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
117 Jul 1918U 55 (Wilhelm Werner)SunkTorpedoed 170 miles WxN of Bishop Rock
50° 25'N, 10° 49'W
Liverpool - Boston
in ballast
5

Vessel had sailed from Liverpool on 16 July in convoy OL24

Position of attack on Carpathia

ship sunk.


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