|Builder||S. P. Austin & Son, Ltd., Sunderland|
|Operator||Normandy Shipping Co., Ltd. (Stephenson Clarke & Co.), London|
U-boat attacks on Steamer Aube
|1||3 Aug 1917||UC 71 (Reinhold Saltzwedel)||Sunk||3.5 miles NxW of Ile d’Yeu and 2 miles SW of Bouée des Bœufs||46° 56'N, 2° 28'W||Newport - Bordeaux||2451 tons of coal||1|
|SS Aube was in a southbound convoy from Quiberon to La Pallice when she was torpedoed about 8 m. SW of Le Pilier Isl. at 11 pm GMT on aug. 3rd for British (the 4th for Germans who were at the time 1 hour ahead) The ship remained afloat for some time with her front part touching the bottom and the rear part on the surface. All the 30 men on board except 1 who drowned managed to evacuate and were later picked up by the patrol boat Bouvreuil.
See also http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?132573 (c/o B. de Maisonneuve)|
Position of attack on Aube
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