Ships hit during WWI

Rathlin Head

NameRathlin Head
GRT7,378 tons
Country  British
BuilderWorkman, Clark & Co., Ltd., Belfast
OperatorUlster SS. Co., Ltd. (G. Heyn & Sons), Belfast

U-boat attacks on Steamer Rathlin Head

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
125 May 1918U 46 (Leo Hillebrand)DamagedTorpedoed twice SW of Ireland
49° 40'N, 12° 00'W
Swansea & Milford Haven - New Orleans
in ballast

Rathlin Head had sailed from Milford Haven in convoy OM71 on 23 May. First torpedoed on the 25th but Rathlin Head continued underway. Torpedoed again the next day but towed in.

Position of attack on Rathlin Head

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