Ships hit during WWI

Ville De Dieppe

NameVille De Dieppe
TypeSailing vessel
GRT1,254 tons
Country  Norwegian
BuilderOswald, Mordaunt & Co., Southampton
OperatorA/S Union (Jens Pay), Kristiania
HistorySteel and iron-hulled bark

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Ville De Dieppe

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
121 Apr 1917UC 21 (Reinhold Saltzwedel)SunkShelled W of Oleron
45° 59'N, 1° 52'W
La Pallice – New York
in ballast

At 9 am on Sat. April 21st, 1917, the barque Ville de Dieppe under Capt. Antonsen, left La Pallice for New York. At 4 pm, a submarine was observed straight astern and the first 2 rounds were fired against the vessel but missed and the crew started to board the rescue boats. In the meantime, 2 french aircrafts went overflying the scene and the U-Boat dived. The submarine surfaced back 10 mins later when the aircrafts had disappeared and began opening fire agaisnt the vessel. After some 20 shells in the hull, Ville de Dieppe went sinking bow first and UC 21 headed westward. The wrecked crew was discovered by a french submarine and towed back to La Pallice where they arrived at 2 am on Sunday. See also :

Position of attack on Ville De Dieppe

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