Ships hit during WWI


GRT9,588 tons
Country  British
BuilderHarland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast
OperatorRoyal Mail Steam Packet Company, Belfast

U-boat attacks on Troopship Aragon

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
130 Dec 1917UC 34 (Horst Obermüller)SunkTorpedoed in Alexandria Roads
31° 18'N, 29° 48'E
Marseille - Alexandria

On her arrival at Alexandria on Dec. 30th, the ship was permitted to enter the harbour but later was ordered out again. She anchored outside harbour without any protection against a submarine attack for which she was an easy target. This piece of indiscretion on that part of the authorities did not remain long for she was torpedoed shortly later.

Position of attack on Aragon


1917 (1).

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