Ships hit during WWI

Thomas Collard

NameThomas Collard
TypeNavy trawler
GRT215 tons
Country  British
BuilderFleming & Ferguson, Paisley
OperatorRoyal Navy

U-boat attacks on Navy trawler Thomas Collard

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
11 Mar 1918U 19 (Johannes SpieƟ)Sunkoff Rathlin Island
55° 25'N, 6° 15'W


With the armed merchant cruiser Calgarian, one of the escorts for a convoy. The Thomas Collard was alongside the torpedoed Calgarian when a second and third torpedo struck the larger vessel. The force of the explosions pushed in the side and bottom plates of the trawler, causing flooding that eventually sank the vessel.

Position of attack on Thomas Collard

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