Ships hit during WWI

Marguerite Dollfus

NameMarguerite Dollfus
TypeSailing vessel
GRT1,948 tons
Country  French
BuilderAteliers et Chantiers de la Loire, Nantes
OperatorSociété des Voiliers Français, Le Havre
HistorySteel-hulled bark.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Marguerite Dollfus

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
17 Dec 1916UB 37 (Paul Günther)SunkStopped and scuttled 35 miles NW of Guernsey
49° 45'N, 3° 40'W
Le Havre - Fort de France
in ballast

At 7:30 am, Marguerite Dollfus, Capt. Frostin, was halted by a submarine and her crew ordered to leave the vessel. The U-Boat then used a boat to carry scuttling charges to the Marguerite Dollfus. These exploded about 10 minutes after having been set and the Marguerite Dollfus sank very quickly. The crew was rescued by the Norwegian steamer Baltic the same day at 7:00 pm and finally landed at Le Conquet near Brest.

Position of attack on Marguerite Dollfus

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