Ships hit during WWI


TypeArmed merchant cruiser
GRT9,500 tons
Country  British
BuilderCaird & Co., Greenock
OperatorRoyal Navy
HistoryPeace-time operator: Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co., Greenock

U-boat attacks on Armed merchant cruiser Moldavia

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
123 May 1918UB 57 (Johannes Lohs)SunkTorpedoed off Beachy Head
50° 24'N, 0° 26'W
Halifax- ?
troops and stores

Armed merchant cruiser operating as a troopship at the time she was sunk. The casualties were among American troops being embarked. Moldavia had sailed from Halifax on 11 May 1917 as ocean escort to convoy HC1.

Position of attack on Moldavia

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