Ships hit during WWI


GRT6,545 tons
Country  British
BuilderIrvine’s SB. & DD. Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool
OperatorBritish & African Steam Nav. Co., Ltd.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Eloby

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
119 Jul 1917U 38 (Max Valentiner)SunkTorpedoed 75 miles SExE of Malta
35° 11'N, 15° 38'E


The number of casualties is approximate. British Vessels Lost at Sea states 56 were killed but that number does not include military passengers, in this case over 100 French troops from the 1st Regiment d’Artillerie de Montagne (Mountain Artillery).

Position of attack on Eloby


1917 (1).

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