Ships hit during WWI

HMT Sapper

NameHMT Sapper
TypeNavy trawler
GRT276 tons
Country  British
BuilderSmith’s Dock Co., Ltd., Middlesbrough
OperatorRoyal Navy

U-boat attacks on Navy trawler Sapper

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
129 Dec 1917UC 71 (Ernst Steindorff)SunkMined near the Owers LV
50° 37'N, 0° 41'W


Hit a mine laid on December 24, 1917 during the night with the explosion witnessed by two ships. No survivors.

Position of attack on Sapper

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