|Builder||J. Lhotellier, Cancale|
|Operator||Fr. Delisle, La Houle|
|History||Wooden three-masted schooner|
U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Cancalais
|1||2 May 1917||UC 72 (Ernst Voigt)||Sunk||12 milles NW of Ile d’Yeu, Bay of Biscay||46° 55'N, 2° 23'W||Pauillac - Cardiff||pitprops 220 t.|
|On May 2nd 1917, Keryado was escorting the sailing ships Cancalais, La Victoire, Yvonne and Russie, when she was torpedoed by UC-72 (Oberleutnant zur See Ernst Voigt)and sank immediately, leaving only one survivor. UC-72 then proceeded to the sailing ships and sank the 4 of them with explosives or gunfire. All crew managed to reach Ile d´Yeu in their lifeboats. See wreck file at http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?133234 |
Position of attack on Cancalais
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