Ships hit during WWI


TypeArmed merchant cruiser
GRT14,966 tons (one of the largest ships hit)
Country  French
BuilderForges & Chant. de la Méditerranée, La Seyne
OperatorFrench Navy
HistoryPeace-time operator: Cie. de Navigation Sud-Atlantique, Bordeaux

U-boat attacks on Armed merchant cruiser Gallia

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
14 Oct 1916U 35 (Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière)SunkTorpedoed At 2 p.m. 35 miles SW of San Pietro. 38°33’N, 7°23’E per KTB
38° 27'N, 7° 30'E
Marseille - Salonika

One of the heaviest losses of lives ; there were roughly 2000 troops on board the vessel who sank in less than 15 minutes. The exact number of casualties needs to be ascertained but it was over 1000.

Position of attack on Gallia

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