Ships hit during WWI


TypePassenger steamer
GRT6,515 tons
Country  British
BuilderFurness, Withy & Co., West Hartlepool
OperatorFred. Leyland & Co., Ltd., Liverpool

U-boat attacks on Passenger steamer Etonian

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
123 Mar 1918U 61 (Victor Dieckmann)SunkTorpedoed 34 miles SxE1/2E of the Old Head of Kinsale

Liverpool - Boston
general cargo

Etonian had sailed from Liverpool on 21 March in convoy OL1. The torpedo hit at 12:12 AM. Marne , Portia and Daffodil carried out brief depth charge attacks. Portia and Daffodil stood by Etonian until relieved by Martial and Scourge until the ship sank.

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