Ships hit during WWI


GRT1,725 tons
Country  Swedish
BuilderEarle’s SB. & Eng. Co., Ltd., Hull
OperatorÅngfartygs A/B Thule (H. Metcalfe), Göteborg
HistorySteel-hulled. Built as Cairo for C. H. Wilson, Hull. Ownership in 1886 transferred to T. Wilson, Sons & Co., Ltd., Hull. Sold in 1903 to Rederi A/B Orion (O. Wingren), Oscarshamn. In 1914, Ångfartygs A/B Thule (Th. Willerding), Göteborg bought the vessel and renamed her Atle. H. Metcalfe replaced Th. Willerding as manager in 1916.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Atle

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
130 Sep 1916U 55 (Wilhelm Werner)prizeNorth Sea

Göteborg - London
general cargo

Taken as prize and retained. Master: K. V. Bensow

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