Ships hit during WWI

Galway Castle

NameGalway Castle
TypePassenger steamer
GRT7,988 tons
Country  British
BuilderHarland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast
OperatorThe Union-Castle Mail SS. Co., Ltd., London

U-boat attacks on Passenger steamer Galway Castle

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
112 Sep 1918U 82 (Heinrich Middendorff)SunkTorpedoed 160 miles SW1/2S of Fastnet
48° 50'N, 10° 40'W
London & Plymouth - Port Natal
passengers & general cargo

U82 torpedoed the liner Galway Castle after leaving convoy OD123 in a torpedo attack off the Fastnet on the 12th. The ship was taken in tow by Woonda and Epic and later Cynic and Cartmel escorted by Allen (DD66), Caldwell (DD69) and Kimberley (DD80). The survivors were returned to Devonport in Oriana and Spitfire. Galway Castle sank on the 15th.

Position of attack on Galway Castle

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