Ships hit during WWI

Gallia

NameGallia
TypeArmed merchant cruiser
GRT14,966 tons (one of the largest ships hit)
Country  French
Built1913
BuilderForges & Chant. de la Méditerranée, La Seyne
OperatorFrench Navy
HistoryPeace-time operator: Cie. de Navigation Sud-Atlantique, Bordeaux

U-boat attacks on Armed merchant cruiser Gallia


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
14 Oct 1916U 35 (Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière)SunkTorpedoed At 2 p.m. 35 miles SW of San Pietro
38.27N, 07.30E
Marseille - Salonika
Troops
1338

One of the heaviest losses of lives ; there were roughly 2000 troops on board the vessel who sank in less than 15 minutes. The exact number of casualties needs to be ascertained but it was over 1000.

Position of attack on Gallia

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1916 (1).

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