Ships hit during WWI


HMHS Britannic at Mudros on 3rd October 1916 (National Maritime Museum)

TypeHospital ship
GRT48,158 tons (one of the largest ships hit)
Country  British
BuilderHarland & Wolff, Ltd., Belfast
OperatorOceanic Steam Navigation Co., Ltd. (White Star Line), Liverpool
HistorySister ship of the Titanic. She was improved after her sister sank but still she sank in only 55 minutes.

U-boat attacks on Hospital ship Britannic

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
121 Nov 1916U 73 (Gustav Sieß)SunkMined Zea Channel, Aegean Sea bound for Mudros

Naples - Mudros


En route to Mudros to pick up wounded Allied soldiers for Southampton, England. 40 were wounded when she sank but the loss of life was relatively small compared to many other sinkings in the war.

Media links

Mystery of the Last Olympian

Richie Kohler
(£ 19.99)

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