Ships hit during WWI

Sawa Maru

NameSawa Maru
GRT2,578 tons
Country  Japanese
BuilderF. W. Wheeler & Co., West Bay City, Mich.
OperatorT. Osawa, Tarumi

U-boat attacks on steamer Sawa Maru

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
16 Mar 1917UC 43 (Erwin Sebelin)SunkStopped and sunk by gunfire about 30 miles W of Bull Rock, SW Ireland
51° 55'N, 11° 33'W
Huelva - Newport


One of Sawa Maru’s three lifeboats was not recovered.

Position of attack on Sawa Maru

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