Ships hit during WWI


TypeSailing vessel
GRT2,851 tons
Country  French
BuilderChant. & Atel. de Saint Nazaire, Grand Quevilly, Rouen
OperatorSoc. Anon. Les Voiliers Dunkerquois, Dunkerque
HistorySteel-hulled, ship-rigged sailing vessel.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Berangere

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
110 May 1917U 62 (Ernst Hashagen)SunkStopped and sunk by gunfire SW of Ireland
50° 06'N, 11° 30'W
Buenos Aires - Havre

It was 11:00 am when Capt. Gueno noticed a shell crashing some 30 meters off his ship. It was the first shot from a submarine who immediately ordered the ship to be evacuated. The 22 crew members pulled away in 2 boats and the submarine fired a dozen of shells in the hull at short range. The drifting french crew was found nearly two days later by a patrol boat 5 miles W of Head of Kinsale and landed at Queenstown.

Position of attack on Berangere

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