Ships hit during WWI


TypeSailing vessel
GRT75 tons
Country  British
BuilderHoad Brothers, Rye
OperatorJohn W. Kingston, Poole
HistoryWooden ketch. Sold by Francis Pym on February 14, 1917 to John W. Kingston.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Iris

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
18 May 1917UC 26 (Matthias Graf von Schmettow)Sunkoff Cherbourg

Le Havre - ?
in ballast

Missing vessel. UC 26 claims to have sunk a sailing vessel on May 8. It is possible that it is the Iris which disappeared at about that time.

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