|Builder||Chant. & Atel. de Saint Nazaire, Grand Quevilly, Rouen|
|Operator||Société Nouvelle d’Armement, Nantes|
|History||Steel-hulled ship-rigged sailing vessel.|
U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Ernest Reyer
|1||17 Apr 1916||U 69 (Ernst Wilhelms)||Sunk||Stopped and sunk by torpedo NW of Ushant. Crew not recovered from the lifeboats. Vessel posted as missing.||49° 07'N, 7° 49'W||Seattle - Capetown - Falmouth (for orders)||3500 t. of maize||29|
|Ernest Reyer, Capt. Rioual had left Capetown on Feb. 22, 1916 for Falmouth. On April 17th, after 55 days at sea, she was sighted by U 69 in heavy seas and shelled to stop. By signals, crew was given one hour to leave the ship. After that time the submarine fired a torpedo to sink the vessel as the rough sea did not allow her to sink it with her gun only. None of the 29 crew survived the encounter; an empty boat belonging to the vessel was found 13 miles NNW of Ushant on May 13th.|
Position of attack on Ernest Reyer
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