Ships hit during WWI


TypeSailing vessel
GRT1,306 tons
Country  French
BuilderJ. E. Marr, West Haven, CT
OperatorSocièté d’Armement R. Van Hemelryck et Cie
HistoryWooden, four-masted schooner that was built as General E.S. Greeley for owners in New Haven, Connecticut. Sold to France end of 1917 and renamed. She was armed with 4 guns.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Montenegro

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
17 Feb 1918U 64 (Robert Moraht)Damaged
39° 06'N, 4° 40'E
Algiers - Marseille
ore and various

The Montenegro prior to her departure had boarded 12 gunners from a Special Naval Brigade for that crossing to Marseilles. When she was attacked by U 64, she returned a strong fire during 2 hours that decided KL Moraht to finally dive. The vessel was hit by 5 shells and was badly damaged. One week later, she encountered a violent storm and sank.

Position of attack on Montenegro

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