Ships hit during WWI


TypeNavy Trawler
GRT224 tons
Country  British
BuilderSmith’s Dock Co., Ltd., North Shields
OperatorRoyal Navy
HistoryPeace-time operator: G. H. D. Birt & D. J. Davies, Milford. Fishing registry: LO 282 though fished out of Milford.

U-boat attacks on Navy Trawler Kirkland

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
120 Aug 1917U 80 (Alfred von Glasenapp)SunkMined off Fulga Skerry, Papastour, Shetlands
60° 21'N, 1° 47'W
While escorting oiler Kremlin to Lerwick


Mine laid on June 27/28, 1917 (barrage 129c).

Position of attack on Kirkland

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