Ships hit during WWI


TypePassenger steamer
GRT1,353 tons
Country  French
BuilderW. Denny & Bros., Dumbarton
OperatorChemins de Fer de l’État Français (L. B. & S. C. Rly. Co.), Dieppe
HistoryBuilt for London, Brighton & So. Coast Railway Co., Newhaven. Sold to Chemins de Fer de l’État Français in 1914 with the L. B. & S. C. Rly. Co. acting as managers. After repair from being torpedoed, used as a minesweeper under French naval requisition. Sold to Greek onwers in 1921 and renamed Aghia Sophia but broken up sooner thereafter.

U-boat attacks on Passenger steamer Sussex

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
124 Mar 1916UB 29 (Herbert Pustkuchen)DamagedTorpedoed and very seriously damaged 18 miles W by N of Boulogne

Folkestone - Dieppe

Among the dead was the noted Spanish composer and pianist Enrique Granados.

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