Ships hit during WWI

Frances M.

NameFrances M.
TypeSailing vessel
GRT1,228 tons
Country  American
BuilderChas. V. Minott, Phipsburg, ME
Operator???. Bath, ME

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Frances M.

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
118 May 1917U 47 (Heinrich Metzger)SunkStopped and scuttled W of Gibraltar
35° 29'N, 8° 18'W
New York - Oran

Initial attempt to scuttle with explosive charges failed. As a crew was on board to set additional charges, part of the cargo exploded, killing Ob.Matr. Erich.

Position of attack on Frances M.

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