Ships hit during WWI


TypeSailing vessel
GRT127 tons
Country  French
BuilderA. Sauvage, Dunkirk
OperatorL. Guénanten, Montagne sur Gironde
HistoryWooden schooner

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Russie

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
12 May 1917UC 72 (Ernst Voigt)SunkScuttled about 12 m NW of Ile d’Yeu, Bay of Biscay
46° 46'N, 2° 41'W
Dunkirk to Iceland via Bordeaux
in ballast

On May 2nd 1917, Keryado was escorting the sailing ships Cancalais, La Victoire, Yvonne and Russie, when she was torpedoed by UC-72 (Oberleutnant zur See Ernst Voigt)and sank immediately, leaving only one survivor. UC-72 then proceeded to the sailing ships and sank the 4 of them with explosives or gunfire. All crew managed to reach Ile d´Yeu in their lifeboats. See wreck file at

Position of attack on Russie

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