Ships hit during WWI


GRT6,028 tons
Country  Norwegian
BuilderArmstrong, Whitworth & Co., Ltd., Newcastle
OperatorKlaveness Dpsk. A/S (A. F. Klaveness & Co.), Christiania
HistoryThe Storstad was the vessel that rammed the Canadian Pacific liner Empress of Ireland in the St. Lawrence river in the fog of May 1914. The Empress sank in 14 minutes with a heavy loss of life. The Storstad survived, and she and her crew were the subject of a vast amount of hostility in the aftermath. It is still unknown what exactly happened that night, as both captains told different stories of the events. (Courtesy of Alastair Bryan)

U-boat attacks on Steamer Storstad

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
18 Mar 1917U 62 (Ernst Hashagen)Sunk45 miles WSW of Fastnet
51° 20'N, 11° 50'W
Buenos Aires - Rotterdam

Belgian Relief steamer

Position of attack on Storstad

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