Ships hit during WWI

Olive Branch

NameOlive Branch
GRT4,649 tons
Country  British
BuilderRussell & Co., Port Glasgow
OperatorNautilus Steam Shipping Co., Ltd. (F. & W. Ritson), Sunderland
HistoryBuilt as Bellorado for Bellarden SS. Co., Ltd. (Bell Bros. & Co.), Glasgow but sold in 1917. Bellorado was damaged by gunfire from UC 22 on February 27, 1917 (three dead) before the sale.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Olive Branch

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
12 Sep 1917U 28 (Georg Schmidt)Sunk85 miles NxE1/2E from the North Cape
72° 34'N, 27° 56'E
Liverpool - Port Romanoff

After torpedoing Olive Branch, U 28 closed on the steamer and shelled her. The U-boat was sunk when the steamer exploded.

Position of attack on Olive Branch

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