Ships hit during WWI


GRT1,837 tons
Country  British
BuilderS. P. Austin & Son, Ltd., Sunderland
OperatorNormandy Shipping Co., Ltd. (Stephenson Clarke & Co.), London

U-boat attacks on Steamer Aube

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
13 Aug 1917UC 71 (Reinhold Saltzwedel)Sunk3.5 miles NxW of Ile d’Yeu and 2 miles SW of Bouée des Bœufs
46° 56'N, 2° 28'W
Newport - Bordeaux
2451 tons of coal

SS Aube was in a southbound convoy from Quiberon to La Pallice when she was torpedoed about 8 m. SW of Le Pilier Isl. at 11 pm GMT on aug. 3rd for British (the 4th for Germans who were at the time 1 hour ahead) The ship remained afloat for some time with her front part touching the bottom and the rear part on the surface. All the 30 men on board except 1 who drowned managed to evacuate and were later picked up by the patrol boat Bouvreuil. See also (c/o B. de Maisonneuve)

Position of attack on Aube


1917 (1).

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