Ships hit during WWI


TypeSailing vessel
GRT1,073 tons
Country  American
BuilderNapier, Shanks & Bell, Glasgow
OperatorGalena Signal Oil Co., New York
HistorySteel-hulled. Built as a bark Foohng Suey for the C. Brewer & Co., Ltd. (C. Brewer & Co., Boston), Honolulu. In 1912, owned by the The Texas Co., Port Arthur, Texas. In port, dismasted, 1914. Reapired, rerigged as a schooner barge for the Scully Towing & Transportation Line, Perth Amboy, N.J. Sold to the Galena Signal Oil Co., New York in 1916 and renamed Galena.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Galena

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
124 Nov 1916Damaged26 miles NW Le Havre
49° 42'N, 0° 30'W

225 Jun 1917UC 17 (Werner F├╝rbringer)SunkStopped and scuttled 70 miles WxS of Ushant

New York - Rouen


Position of attack on Galena

ship sunk.

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