Ships hit during WWI


GRT3,207 tons
Country  British
BuilderJ. Priestman & Co., Sunderland
OperatorRoyal Navy
HistoryPeace-time operator: Mitre Shipping Co., Ltd. (Houlder, Middleton & Co., Ltd.), London

U-boat attacks on Q-ship Farnborough

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
117 Feb 1917U 83 (Bruno Hoppe)DamagedBadly damaged by torpedo south of Ireland, beached the next day at Berehaven. Repaired and returned to merchant service.
51° 34'N, 11° 23'W
south of Ireland

Captain Gordon Campbell, Farnborough’s commanding officer, was awarded the Victoria Cross for this action, in which U 83 was sunk.

Position of attack on Farnborough

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