Ships hit during WWI

Glitra

NameGlitra
Typesteamer
GRT866 tons
Country  British
Built1881
BuilderSwan & Hunter, Wallsend
OperatorSalvesen, Christian & Company - Leith
HistoryBuilt 1881 as Saxon Prince for J.Knott, N Shields. Renamed 1896.

U-boat attacks on steamer Glitra


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
120 Oct 1914U 17 (Johannes Feldkirchner)Sunk14 miles WSW Skudesnes
59° 01'N, 4° 50'E
Grangemouth-Stavanger
coal
0

The first merchant ship to be sunk by a German U-boat in the First World War.

Position of attack on Glitra

ship sunk.


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