Ships hit during WWI


GRT3,009 tons
Country  British
BuilderW. Gray & Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool
OperatorThe Bay SS. Co., Ltd., Cardiff (London)

U-boat attacks on Steamer Bayreaulx

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
123 Oct 1916U 63 (Otto Schultze)Sunk
50° 27'N, 11° 24'W
Cardiff - Montreal
in ballast

U 63 definitely sank a British steamer on October 23, 1916. The U-boat was not able to determine the ship’s name. The Bayreaulx sailed in ballast on October 20, 1916 from Cardiff for Montreal and was almost certainly the vessel sunk by U 63. There was no contact with Bayreaulx after she sailed.

Position of attack on Bayreaulx

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