Ships hit during WWI

HMS Prize

NameHMS Prize
GRT199 tons
Country  British
BuilderE. J. Smit & Zoon, Westerbroek
OperatorRoyal Navy
HistoryA steel-hulled three masted schooner named Else that was taken as a prize when the war began. Renamed First Prize for the Marine Navigation Co. of Canada Ltd., Montreal, before the Royal Navy put her to use as a Q-ship.

U-boat attacks on Q-ship Prize

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
130 Apr 1917U 93 (Edgar von Spiegel von und zu Peckelsheim)DamagedDamaged by gunfire 120 miles SW of the south point of Ireland
49° 51'N, 11° 53'W


U 93 also damaged with one crew member killed and her commander and two other crew members captured after being blown overboard by a shell hit.

212 Jun 1917UC 75 (Johannes Lohs)DamagedTook a shell hit in a Q-ship action; Prize’s commanding officer, Lt. Cmdr. William Sanders, V.C., being wounded.
51° 03'N, 9° 11'W


314 Aug 1917UB 48 (Wolfgang Steinbauer)SunkTorpedoed off the NW coast of Ireland


Sunk with all hands.

Position of attacks on Prize

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