Ships hit during WWI

Falls Of Afton

NameFalls Of Afton
TypeSailing vessel
GRT1,965 tons
Country  Norwegian
BuilderRussell & Co., Greenock
OperatorEinersens Rederi A/S (K. Th. Einersen), Kristiania
HistoryIron-hulled four-masted bark.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Falls Of Afton

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
120 Feb 1917UC 17 (Ralph Wenninger)SunkStopped and scuttled 8 miles SW of Wolf Rock
49° 50'N, 5° 55'W
Buenos Aires – Rotterdam

A Volga German was taken aboard the U-boat at his request. This vessel had been already stopped by a U-Boat (U 35) on June 7, 1915 on her way to Canada but had been freed.

Position of attack on Falls of Afton

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