Ships hit during WWI


TypeNavy tug
GRT135 tons
Country  British
BuilderGebroedders van der Windt, Vlaardingen
OperatorRoyal Navy
HistoryBuilt as President Desire Maas for Societe Anonyme de Remorquage a Helue, Antwerpen. Under British government charter or requisition from 1915 with the name of Desire.

U-boat attacks on Navy tug Desire

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
124 Jan 1918UB 34 (Hellmuth von Ruckteschell)SunkShelled, scuttled and sunk 2.5 miles NE of Filey
54° 57'N, 0° 35'W
Chatham - Rosyth


with lighters X6 and X110 in tow of 160t. One of two lifeboats not recovered with 16 men on board, 10 from Desire, 6 from X 6.

Position of attack on Desire

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