Ships hit during WWI


TypeCable ship
GRT1,856 tons
Country  British
BuilderJ. Laing, Sunderland
OperatorIndia Rubber, Gutta Percha & Telegraph Works. Co. Ltd., London
HistoryA cargo vessel especially adapted to lay underwater telegraph cables.

U-boat attacks on Cable ship Dacia

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
13 Dec 1916U 38 (Max Valentiner)SunkTorpedoed in Madeira Harbor (Funchal Roads)

Gibraltar - Madeira
“picked up cable”

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