Ships hit during WWI


GRT2,876 tons
Country  British
BuilderR. Thompson & Sons, Sunderland
OperatorItalian Export Shipping Co., Ltd. (D. P. Barnett & Co.), Glasgow (Cardiff)

U-boat attacks on Steamer Basuta

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
18 Feb 1918U 53 (Hans Rose)SunkTorpedoed 45 miles SSW of the Lizard
49° 13'N, 5° 21'W
Newport - Blaye

SS Basuta, Capt. John Luke Norwell, was hit by a torpedo on the Port Side at the after end of number 2 hold. Part of the port side bridge was blown away in the explosion and one officer was lost. All other crew were subsequently rescued by British destroyers.

Position of attack on Basuta


1918 (1).

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