Ships hit during WWI

Hugo Hamilton

NameHugo Hamilton
TypeAuxiliary motor
GRT2,577 tons
Country  Swedish
BuilderHarland & Wolff, Belfast
OperatorAug. Leffler & Sons A/B (J. Dannberg), Stockholm
HistoryTonnage: 2.577 grt, 2.233 nrt, 4.000 dwt. Dim: 92,02 x 13,7 x 7,65 m. 1883 - 1909: FINGAL, R. Martin & Co., Dublin, Ireland. 1909 - 1915: FINGAL, Chr. Hannevig, Horten, Norway. 1915 - 1916: FINGAL, Transatlantic Motorship Co., Kristiania, Norway. 1915: Two auxiliary diesel engines installed (160 ihp) 1916 - 1917: HUGO HAMILTON, August Loffler & Sons Nya AB, Gothenburg, Sweden

U-boat attacks on Auxiliary motor Hugo Hamilton

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
112 Feb 1917U 81 (Raimund Weisbach)SunkNW of Ireland
55° 39'N, 12° 13'W
Caleta Buena - Göteborg

Capt. Henrik Henricsson. After U 81 had ordered the crew to abandon ship, capt. Henricsoon climbed back onto this ship to fetch a bunch of flares, (without said flares their life boats would probably never have been discovered). Shelled and sunk, crew was saved 18 hours later by the Norwegian steamer RIO DE LA PLATA which landed them 20/2 at Funchal, Madeira.

Position of attack on Hugo Hamilton

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