Ships hit during WWI

Emilie Galline

NameEmilie Galline
TypeSailing vessel
GRT1,944 tons
Country  French
BuilderAtel. & Chant. de la Loire, Nantes
OperatorSociété des Voiliers Français, Le Havre
HistorySteel-hulled bark.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Emilie Galline

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
113 Aug 1917UC 79 (Erich Haecker)SunkStopped and scuttled 25 miles SSW of Start Point
49° 58'N, 4° 03'W
Taltal (Chile) - Le Havre

Having left Taltal on May 1st, 1917 bound for Le Havre with nitrates, the bark Emilie Galline, Capt. Frostin, was after 104 days at sea entering the Channel. At 11 am she was 25 miles SSW of Start Point when a submarine was sighted and opened fire. Capt. decided to abandon the vessel. Then UC 79 headed for the boats and took one of them to place 3 scuttling charges on board that exploded at 1.45 pm. Boats were later found, one the same day by a trawler and the second one the following day by a British destroyer and the whole crew was later disembarked in Plymouth.

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