Ships hit during WWI

Wellington

NameWellington
TypeSteamer
GRT5,600 tons
Country  British
Built1905
BuilderW. Doxford & Sons, Ltd., Sunderland
OperatorAtlantic Shipping & Trading Co., Ltd. (W. J. Tatem & Co.), Cardiff
HistoryOwnsership changed from the Tatem Steam Navigation Co., Ltd. to the Atlantic Shipping & Trading Co., Ltd. during 1917. Turret hull steamer.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Wellington


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
119 Oct 1917UB 40 (Hans Howaldt)DamagedTorpedoed 5 miles SSE of Portland Bill

Tyne - Genoa
coal
0

Taken in tow by the armed drifter Flo Johnson and beached in Portland Roads. Later refloated and repaired.

216 Sep 1918U 118 (Herbert Stohwasser)SunkTorpedoed 175 miles NW of Cape Villano
45° 48'N, 10° 58'W
Newport - Naples
coal
5

Wellington had sailed from Milford Haven in convoy OM99 on 13 September 1918. After the ship was hit Warrington (DD30) stood by the ship which attempted to make port, but sank on the 17th. Seemingly eleven from a party put on board the ship from the ocean escort Seneca (CG17) also died when the ship sank.

Position of attack on Wellington

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