Ships hit during WWI


GRT3,928 tons
Country  British
BuilderFlower Motor Ship Co., Ltd. (Sir M. Samuel & Co., Ltd.), London
OperatorSmith’s Dock Co., Ltd., Middlesbrough
HistoryEngined & outfitted by Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson, Ltd., Newcastle.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Arabis

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
116 Sep 1917U 54 (Kurt Heeseler)SunkTorpedoed 210 miles WxS of Ushant
46° 28'N, 9° 42'W
Sfax - Falmouth
phosphate rock

Arabis had sailed from Gibraltar on 8 September 1917 in convoy HG12. The ship had broken down and dropped out of the convoy when torpedoed.

Position of attack on Arabis

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