Ships hit during WWI


TypeSailing vessel
GRT2,208 tons
Country  French
BuilderAtel. & Chant. de la Loire, Nantes
OperatorSoc. Générale d’Armement (G. Belot), Nantes
HistorySteel-hulled bark.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Bourbaki

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
12 Apr 1916UC 7 (Georg Haag)DamagedMined 1.5 cables N1/2W of the Sunk LV

San Francisco - Ipswich
Full load of barley

Though severely damaged, the Bourbaki, Capt. Mener, remained afloat and could be towed in to the Orwell River, Buttermans Bay on the east coast of the UK. The vessel returned to service but was finally taken out of service in 1921 to be scrapped 5 years later.

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