Ships hit during WWI

Franconia

NameFranconia
TypeTroopship
GRT18,510 tons (one of the largest ships hit)
Country  British
Built1911
BuilderSwan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd., Newcastle
OperatorCunard Steam-Ship Co., Ltd., Liverpool
HistoryBuilt as an ocean-liner. Operated from February 1915 as a troopship.

U-boat attacks on Troopship Franconia


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
14 Oct 1916UB 47 (Wolfgang Steinbauer)Sunk195 miles E1/2S of Malta. 36.00N, 18.09E per KTB
35° 56'N, 18° 30'E
Alexandria - Marseille

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She was not carrying troops at the time of her sinking. Survivors (302) were picked up by the hospital ship Dover Castle.

Position of attack on Franconia

ship sunk.


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