Ships hit during WWI


TypeSailing vessel
GRT296 tons
Country  French
BuilderA. Buron, Saint Malo
OperatorArmement Delacour, Saint Malo
HistoryWooden, three-mated schooner.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Mimosa

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
124 Sep 1917UC 47 (Paul Hundius)DamagedDamaged by shellfire 25 miles NW of the Scillies

Newfoundland - Saint Malo

Shelled and abandoned by her crew. The attacking U-Boat had no time to scuttle the vessel as several destroyers were approaching very fast. Part of the crew were picked up by the destroyers, the remaining rowed to St. Mary’s. When finally disembarking in Penzance, they were advised that their vessel had been towed there and returned on board. During the action, Capt. Pepin had been fatally wounded by splinters while still on board.

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