Ships hit during WWI


GRT4,133 tons
Country  French
BuilderAtel. & Chant. de France, Dunkerque
OperatorCie. Française de Chemins de Fer Paris-Orléans (Soc. Mar. Aux. de Transports), Algiers

U-boat attacks on Steamer Circe

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
115 Mar 1917U 70 (Otto Wünsche)SunkTorpedoed 96 miles SW of Bishop Rock
49° 10'N, 8° 50'W
Barry - Bizerte
coal 5700 tons

The steamer was en route in company of SS Balaguier (which see) who was torpedoed 3 hours earlier. Abandonned in sinking condition, the ship remained afloat until the following day when she was sighted at 11:00 am by the british Gordonia which rescued in this occasion the chief engineer who had not been found when evacuating.

Position of attack on Circe

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