Ships hit during WWI


GRT859 tons
Country  British
BuilderEarle’s SB. & Eng. Co., Ltd., Hull
OperatorT. Wilson, Sons & Co., Ltd., Hull
HistoryIn 1917 operator became Ellerman’s Wilson Line, Ltd., Hull.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Destro

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
13 Aug 1916UB 39 (Werner Fürbringer)DamagedDamaged by gunfire 10 miles NExE of Coquet Island.

Stavanger - Hull
general cargo

Captain Edward Borrowdale Johnson awarded DSC for escaping from UB 39.

225 Mar 1918U 96 (Heinrich Jeß)Sunk5 miles SW Mull of Galloway
54° 34'N, 4° 45'W
Namsos - Manchester
Lumber, ferro-chrome, etc.

Master was Captain Edward Borrowdale Johnson DSC.

Position of attack on Destro


1918 (1).

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