Ships hit during WWI


TypeSailing vessel
GRT2,169 tons
Country  British
BuilderBremer Schiffsbau Ges., Vegesack
OperatorCardonia Ltd., (R. D. Brailli & Co.), Cardiff
HistorySteel-hulled, ship-rigged sailing vessel. Built as D.H. WÄTJEN for D. H. Wätjen & Co., Bremen. Sold in 1914 to Rhederei A.G. von 1896, Hamburg and renamed Orlanda. Captured by HMS Eclipse on August 10, 1914 in the North Atlantic. Sold the following year to Cardonia Ltd. and renamed Cardonia.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Cardonia

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
116 Apr 1916U 67 (Hans Nieland)SunkStopped and sunk 20 miles S of Fastnet
50° 57'N, 10° 06'W
Seattle - Queenstown

Position of attack on Cardonia

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