Ships hit during WWI


TypeSailing vessel
GRT290 tons
Country  French
BuilderA. Bossard fils, St. Malo
OperatorPaul Dutasta, Paris
HistoryThree-masted schooner.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Victoire

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
121 Jan 1917UC 21 (Reinhold Saltzwedel)DamagedGironde estuary

Lloyd’s lists La Victorie of unknown tonnage as damaged and towed to an unnamed port on the 24/1/1917. The true name is Victoire

22 May 1917UC 72 (Ernst Voigt)SunkStopped and sunk 12 miles NW of Ile d’Yeu
46° 46'N, 2° 41'W
Cardiff - Bordeaux

On May 2nd 1917, Keryado was escorting the sailing ships Cancalais, La Victoire, Yvonne and Russie, when she was torpedoed by UC-72 (Oberleutnant zur See Ernst Voigt)and sank immediately, leaving only one survivor. UC-72 then proceeded to the sailing ships and sank the 4 of them with explosives or gunfire. All crew managed to reach Ile d’Yeu in their lifeboats. See wreck file at

Position of attack on Victoire

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