Ships hit during WWI


TypePassenger steamer
GRT6,006 tons
Country  French
BuilderBremer Vulkan, Vegesack
OperatorCie. de Navigation Sud-Atlantique, Bordeaux
HistoryBuilt as Prinz Adalbert for Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Hamburg. Seized at Falmouth. Taken into Admiralty service as a commissioned repair ship and renamed Princetown. In 1915 returned to mercantile service with Gellatly, Hankey & Co. as managers. In 1917, transferred to Cie. de Navigation Sud-Atlantique and renamed Alesia.

U-boat attacks on Passenger steamer Alesia

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
15 Sep 1917UC 69 (Hugo Thielmann)Damaged40 miles NW of Ushant

Cardiff - Bordeaux
general cargo and coal

sunk next day by UC50

26 Sep 1917UC 50 (Rudolf Seuffer)SunkTorpedoed off Ushant
48° 49'N, 5° 00'W

Torpedoed the previous day by UC 69

Position of attack on Alesia

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