Ships hit during WWI

Scottish Hero

NameScottish Hero
GRT2,205 tons
Country  Canadian
BuilderW. Doxford & Sons, Ltd., Sunderland
OperatorMerchants Mutual Lake Line, Ltd. (Canada Steamship Lines, Ltd.), Montreal

U-boat attacks on Steamer Scottish Hero

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
110 Jun 1917U 155 (Karl Meusel)Sunk440 miles WxS1/2S of Fastnet
46° 59'N, 18° 12'W
Sydney, C.B. - Havre
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The above vessel was one of the 182 unique \"Turret\" type steam tramps almost exclusively built at the Doxford yard in Sunderland. She was built in 1895 for Scottish Line Ltd London, but was sold in 1899 to Scottish Hero S.S.Co Ltd and engaged on a contract to carry coal from Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia to Montreal along with six other \"Turret \"vessels. In order to employ her in the Lakes when sold to Canadian Lake & Ocean Navigation Co Ltd in 1907, she was cut in half at Levis near Quebec and transport to be rejoined for service in the fresh water. Required for the war effort she was again sliced in two this time at Ashtabula on the U.S.Side of Lake Erie and taken back to the salt water and rejoined yet again only to be sent to the bottom by U155. (contribution of Ray Lloyd)

Position of attack on Scottish Hero

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