|Builder||A. Sauvage, Dunkirk|
|Operator||L. Guénanten, Montagne sur Gironde|
U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Russie
|1||2 May 1917||UC 72 (Ernst Voigt)||Sunk||Scuttled about 12 m NW of Ile d’Yeu, Bay of Biscay||46° 46'N, 2° 41'W||Dunkirk to Iceland via Bordeaux||in ballast|
|On May 2nd 1917, Keryado was escorting the sailing ships Cancalais, La Victoire, Yvonne and Russie, when she was torpedoed by UC-72 (Oberleutnant zur See Ernst Voigt)and sank immediately, leaving only one survivor.
UC-72 then proceeded to the sailing ships and sank the 4 of them with explosives or gunfire. All crew managed to reach Ile d´Yeu in their lifeboats. See wreck file at http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?133234|
Position of attack on Russie
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