Ships hit during WWI


GRT1,911 tons
Country  Portuguese
BuilderHelsingørs Jernskibsvft. & Maskinbyg., Helsingør
OperatorTransportes Martimos do Estado, Lisbon

U-boat attacks on Steamer Leca

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
114 Dec 1916UC 18 (Wilhelm Kiel)SunkSunk by gunfire W of Ile de Noirmoutier
46° 57'N, 2° 41'W
Cardiff - St. Nazaire
3200 t. of coal

Leca, Capt. F.Predade, had left Cardiff for St Nazaire on Dec.13th. The following day, when about 12 to 14 m. NNW of Ile d’Yeu, and navigating in company of SS Glencoe bound for Bordeaux, ships were attacked by UC 18 who started firing at them. Both Captains evacuated and UC 18 sank Leca with 14 shells before firing at Glencoe who was finally achieved by a torpedo. (B de Maisonneuve). See

Position of attack on Leca

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