Ships hit during WWI


GRT6,692 tons
Country  British
BuilderScott & Co., Greenock
OperatorOcean Steam Ship Co., Ltd. (A. Holt & Co.), Liverpool

U-boat attacks on Steamer Idomeneus

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
115 Sep 1917U 67 (Hans Nieland)DamagedTorpedoed off the North Channel, beached but refloated
56° 40'N, 10° 50'W
New York - Liverpol
general cargo

Idomeneus had sailed from New York in convoy HN7 on 30 August 1917. After she was hit she was taken in tow by Laburnum and later Poppy and was beached by trawlers in Valensey Bay. Rob Roy escorted the two sloops during their towing. Milewater took over the tow from them, escorted by Right Whale and two trawlers.

Position of attack on Idomeneus

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