Ships hit during WWI


TypeSailing vessel
GRT2,423 tons
Country  French
BuilderR. Duncan & Co, Port Glasgow
OperatorAnt. Dom. Bordes et fils, Dunkerque
HistoryFour-masted steel-hulled bark. Built as Achnashie for Thom & Cameron, Ltd., Glasgow. Sold to Ant. Dom. Bordes et fils in 1907 and renamed.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Chanaral

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
122 Apr 1916U 67 (Hans Nieland)SunkStopped and torpedoed 60 miles SW of Bishop Rock
50° 03'N, 8° 07'W
Mejillones - Falmouth
4000 t. of nitrates

Captain Bernard reports that after having been stopped and the crew ordered to leave the ship, the vessel was sunk by a torpedo fired at short range. After U 67 had collected the ship's documents, the french crew was released and given indication about the course to steer for the Scillies where they landed the following morning.

Position of attack on Chanaral

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