Ships hit during WWI

Marie Molinos

NameMarie Molinos
TypeSailing vessel
GRT1,946 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 Marie Molinos

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
13 May 1916U 20 (Walther Schwieger)SunkStopped and sunk by gunnery in the Bay of Biscay
46° 35'N, 5° 05'W
Nantes - New York
in ballast

Marie Molinos, Capt. Juhel had left Nantes on May 3rd when on the same day, she sighted a submarine that fired one shell and hoisted signal AB for “Abandon ship.” So did the crew and after they had pulled away, the U-Boat fired 15 shells that made the vessel sink soon thereafter. The submarine made no attempt to come in touch with the crew, who were saved the following morning by the Spanish steamer Wenceslao and landed at Villagarcia.

Position of attack on Marie Molinos

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