Ships hit during WWI

Marthe Marguerite

NameMarthe Marguerite
TypeSailing vessel
GRT588 tons
Country  French
Built1884
BuilderPickergill Shipyard, Sunderland
OperatorSoc. les Affréteurs Réunis (J. Stern), Nantes
HistoryThree-masted bark with an iron hull. Built as Snowdrop.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Marthe Marguerite


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
119 Sep 1917U 54 (Kurt Heeseler)SunkStopped and sunk by gunfire NW of Cape Finisterre
46° 18'N, 11° 25'W
Nantes - Fort de France
in ballast
0

Marthe Marguerite had left Nantes for French West Indies on Sept.12th under Captain Sautrel. The vessel was ordered to stop and her crew to evacuate the ship. She was then shelled until sinking.

Position of attack on Marthe Marguerite

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