Ships hit during WWI

Van Stirum

NameVan Stirum
TypePassenger steamer
GRT3,284 tons
Country  British
Built1915
BuilderNorth of Ireland SB. Co., Ltd., Londonderry
OperatorRoyal Navy (?)
HistoryOrdered by Wambersie & Zoon, Rotterdam but export license refused. Though operator is listed as the Royal Navy in some sources, this seems unlikely as the loss is listed in the merchant vessel section of British Vessels Lost at Sea 1914-18.

U-boat attacks on Passenger steamer Van Stirum


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
125 Dec 1915U 24 (Rudolf Schneider)Sunk8 miles SSW of the Smalls. 51.59N, 06.20W per KTB
51° 55'N, 6° 16'W
Rouen - Liverpool

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Position of attack on Van Stirum

ship sunk.


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