|GRT||16,339 tons (one of the largest ships hit)|
|Builder||F. Schichau, Danzig|
|History||Built as Cincinnati for the Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Hamburg. She was interned in the US in 1914 when the war broke out and seized at Boston when the US entered the war in 1917. |
U-boat attacks on Troopship Covington
|1||1 Jul 1918||U 86 (Helmut Patzig)||Sunk||Torpedoed about 100 miles W of Ushant in convoy||47° 31'N, 7° 09'W||France - U.S.A.||6|
|Convoy OR51 consisting of eight troopships escorted by the U.S. destroyers Porter, Reid, Little, Smith, Jarvis, Cummings and Conner sailed from Brest on the 1st. Later that day, Covington was hit in a torpedo attack by U 86, which was unsuccessfully attacked by Reid, Smith, Little and Porter. Smith rescued the survivors. Covington was taken in tow by the tugs Woonda, Revenger and Concord, escorted by Reid and later Wadsworth, Nicholson and Shaw. However, Covington sank during the afternoon.|
Position of attack on Covington
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