Ships hit during WWI

Harwood Palmer

NameHarwood Palmer
TypeSailing vessel
GRT2,885 tons
Country  American
BuilderGeorge L. Welt, Waldoboro, ME
OperatorFrance & Canada Steamship Corp., New York
HistoryFive-masted, wooden-hulled schooner.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Harwood Palmer

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
123 May 1917UC 21 (Reinhold Saltzwedel)SunkShelled 6 miles SW of Ile de La Banche, Loire estuary
47° 16'N, 2° 30'W
Boston - St. Nazaire
steel bars

Crew saved by patrol boat Cobra which had just previously hunted off the submarine. The ship first anchored off Batz sur mer but finally sank at Pointe du Croisic. Wreck file at :

Position of attack on Harwood Palmer

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