Ships hit during WWI


TypeNavy Trawler
GRT285 tons
Country  French
BuilderEarle’s SB. & Eng. Co., Ltd., Hull
OperatorFrench Navy
HistoryBuilt as New Crown sold to French owners in 1915 and in naval service by the next year.

U-boat attacks on Navy Trawler Renard

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
119 Oct 1917UC 79 (Werner Löwe)SunkMined 3 miles N60°E of Mentensel (Kereon LH, SE of Ushant)
48° 28'N, 4° 58'W


Mine from barrage 509 laid October 14, 1917. Sank in one minute. Survivors rescued by Torp. Boat 260. Renard was commanded by P.Off Pierre Le Blay

Position of attack on Renard

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