Ships hit during WWI

HMS Lightning

NameHMS Lightning
GRT320 tons
Country  British
BuilderPalmers’ SB. & Iron Co., Ltd., Newcastle
OperatorRoyal Navy

U-boat attacks on Destroyer Lightning

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
130 Jun 1915UC 1 (Egon von Werner)SunkMined near Kentish Knock LV, Thames Estuary


Lightning was blown in two by the mine explosion, with the bow portion sinking. The stern portion (engine room bulkhead to the stern) was towed in to Sheerness and broken up.

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