Ships hit during WWI


GRT2,981 tons
Country  British
BuilderRopner & Son, Stockton
OperatorBritain SS. Co., Ltd. (Watts, Watts & Co., Ltd.), London
HistoryBuilt as Talavera for the Scholefield Steam Shipping Co., Ltd., Newcastle, H. Scholefield & Son manager. Sold and renamed in 1916.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Taplow

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
114 Jun 1917U 82 (Hans Adam)SunkTorpedoed about 100 miles WSW of Bishop Rock
48° 25'N, 10° 28'W
Huelva - Port Talbot
copper, copper ore, etc.

Sunk with no survivors; vessel posted as missing. The sinking, which is not listed in Spindler’s official history, was attributed to U 82 by Michael Lowrey in 2020. The attack had been previously thought to have sunk the British steamer Highbury but the location presented difficulties upon closer examination. Highbury was instead sunk by U 66 west of Ireland on June 10.

Position of attack on Taplow

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