|Builder||Le Chevert, Paimpol|
U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Yvonne
|1||2 May 1917||UC 72 (Ernst Voigt)||Sunk||12 milles NW of Ile d’Yeu||46° 46'N, 2° 41'W||Mortagne sur Gironde - Swansea||pit props||0|
|On May 2, 1917, Keryado was escorting the sailing ships Cancalais, La Victoire, Yvonne and Russie, when she was torpedoed by UC 72 (and sank immediately, leaving only one survivor. UC 72 then proceeded to the sailing ships and sank the 4 of them with explosives or gunfire. All crew managed to reach Ile d´Yeu in their lifeboats. See wreck file at http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?133234 |
Position of attack on Yvonne
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