Ships hit during WWI

Marie Louise

NameMarie Louise
TypeSailing vessel
GRT291 tons
Country  French
BuilderStradneck, Uppersgriew
OperatorDirecteur du journal Ouest Eclair, Rennes
HistoryBuilt as Leep. Wooden three-masted schooner.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Marie Louise

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
117 Mar 1917UB 18 (Claus Lafrenz)SunkScuttled 35 miles S79°E of Start Point
50° 07'N, 2° 45'W
Havre - Briton Ferry
old iron

Not a duplicate with the 426 grt vessel of the same name also sunk by UB 18 on this date. The schooner was sunk at 11:30am and the crew recovered by SS Basse Indre at 3:15pm. All landed the next morning in the Downs.

Position of attack on Marie Louise

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