Ships hit during WWI


GRT1,563 tons
Country  Swedish
BuilderM. Pearse & Co., Stockton
OperatorÅngfartygs A/B Harold (G. E. Reuter), Göteborg
HistoryBuilt as Hamsteels for Pyman, Bell & Co., Newcastle. The steamer stranded June 4, 1884 on Finngrund, near Gefle, while on a voyage from Sandvik for London with a cargo of deals. She was towed into Fursund June 18 and sold on October 13, 1884 to E. Liljewalch, Stockholm, who renamed the vessel Harold. Harold was then sold to Ångfartygs A/B Harold (K. O. F. Dalman), Göteborg in 1889. In 1907, Rederi A/B Vega (G. Wilkens), Göteborg became the owner. She was then sold to Ångfartygs A/B Harold (G. E. Reuter), Göteborg in 1916.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Harold

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
16 May 1917UB 21 (Franz Walther)SunkShelled and sunk 76 miles NExE1/2E of the Tyne
55° 37'N, 0° 33'E
Tyne - Göteborg

Capt. Anders Wimmerstedt

Position of attack on Harold

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