Ships hit during WWI

Argos

NameArgos
TypeSailing vessel
GRT26 tons
Country  French
Built
Builder
OperatorJules Anger, Sables d'Olonne
HistoryMaster Louis Huguet See also http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?132560

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Argos


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
115 Feb 1917UC 66 (Herbert Pustkuchen)SunkBiscay SW of Sables d’Olonne
46° 19'N, 1° 59'W
Fishing

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Argos, master Chaillou, had just started fishing when shells fired by a submarine 500m away, surrounded the sloop. The fishermen evacuated hastily and as they were boarding a boat, a direct hit made the Argos sink almost immediately. The 5 men then pulled for the coast where they landed safely. (c/o B. de Maisonneuve)

Position of attack on Argos

ship sunk.


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