|Builder||J. C. Tecklenborg A.G., Geestemünde|
|Operator||J. Herron & Co., Liverpool (crown nominees)|
U-boat attacks on Steamer Polvena
|1||17 Oct 1917||U 53 (Hans Rose)||Sunk||Torpedoed 25 miles NxE1/4E of Ushant||48° 55'N, 5° 10'W||Beira - London||general cargo||3|
|Reassessed in 2008; UC 79’s later torpedo attack against Polvena didn’t hit its intended target but instead sank the escorting trawler Ruby. Polvena had sailed from Gibraltar in convoy HG20 on October 8, 1917. Ruby was part of the local escort which had also escorted OF8 out of Falmouth on the 13th.|
Position of attack on Polvena
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