Ships hit during WWI

Santa Maria

NameSanta Maria
GRT5,383 tons
Country  American
BuilderAmerican SB. Co., Cleveland
OperatorSun Co., Inc., Philadelphia
HistoryBuilt as a cargo vessel; converted into a tanker in 1906.

U-boat attacks on Tanker Santa Maria

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
125 Feb 1918U 19 (Johannes Spieß)Sunk1 mile from land near Loch Swilly, North Channel
55° 14'N, 6° 19'W
Philadelphia - Glasgow
fuel oil

Vessel had sailed from Hampton Roads in convoy HH42 on 5 February 1918.

Position of attack on Santa Maria

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