Ships hit during WWI

Manchester Engineer

NameManchester Engineer
GRT4,465 tons
Country  British
BuilderD. & W. Henderson & Co., Ltd., Glasgow
OperatorManchester Liners, Ltd., Manchester
HistoryBought by Manchester Liners to replace Manchester Engineer I sunk in 1916 by U 44. She was of very similar appearance, built as a general cargo steamer for the West of Scotland S.S. Co. and named Craigvar. Resold the next year, retaining name. Sold in 1910 and renamed Nation. Acquired by Manchester Liners in 1917.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Manchester Engineer

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
18 Jun 1917U 28 (Georg Schmidt)DamagedNE of Vardö - Damaged by gunfire
68° 30'N, 38° 28'E
Mancherster - Archangelsk

216 Aug 1917UC 16 (Georg Reimarus)Sunk4.5 miles SE of Flamborough Head

South Shields - St. Nazaire

Position of attack on Manchester Engineer

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