Ships hit during WWI

Ernest Legouve

NameErnest Legouve
TypeSailing vessel
GRT2,246 tons
Country  French
BuilderAtel. & Chant. de la Loire, Nantes
OperatorSoc. Générale d’Armement (G. Belot), Nantes
HistorySteel-hulled bark

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Ernest Legouve

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
15 Apr 1917UB 32 (Max Viebeg)SunkTorpedoed 5 miles WxS of St. Catherine Point
50° 30'N, 1° 26'W
London - Buenos Ayres
cement 3000 t.

Torpedoed at 5:15am while in tow our of the channel. Captain and 19 men lost; 4 survivors. The vessel loaded with 3000 tons of cement sank within 2 minutes

Position of attack on Ernest Legouve

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