|Builder||J. M. Novaes, Figuera-do-Foz|
|Operator||Soc. Figueirense ie Constru. Naval, Figueira|
|History||Wooden four-masted schooner.|
U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Rio Mondego
|1||5 Sep 1918||U 53 (Otto von Schrader)||Damaged||aboutt 40 miles S Lands End||? - Swansea||wine and general|
|Rio Mondego was on a voyage to Swansea and was damaged by demolition charges and abandoned. It was towed to the Isles of Scilly, and subsequently beached. The schooner was carrying a cargo of Porto wine, some of which had been damaged in the action. Even though the vessel was guarded, an unknown quantity of the cargo was mysteriously "liberated" and some of it apparently allowing the Armistice in November 1918 to be marked in a suitable manner.|
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