Ships hit during WWI

Boa Vista

NameBoa Vista
GRT3,667 tons
Country  Portuguese
BuilderT. Turnbull & Son, Whitby
OperatorPortuguese Government - Transportes Maritimos do Estado, Lisbon
HistoryS/S BOA VISTA, Requisitioned by the Portuguese Government - Transportes Maritimos do Estado, Lisbon and originally built in 1901 by T. Turnbull & Son as the \'Theodor Wille\' for H. Diederichsen, Kiel; 3,667 tons; 351.5x44x20.6 ft; 268 n.h.p.; triple expansion engine

U-boat attacks on Steamer Boa Vista

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
121 Dec 1917U 89 (August Mildenberger)Sunkabout 5 miles SW of Ile d’Yeu
46° 37'N, 2° 33'W
Bordeaux - Cardiff
mine pits

Boa Vista under Capt. A.Lopes had left Bordeaux on Dec.20th in a convoy escorted by patrol boats Sauterelle and Albatros. Dunring thr following night, at 1.15 am, she was hit by a torpedo on the staarboard side a little bit ahead of the bridge. Captain ordered to abandon ship and crew was picked up by Sauterelle. However, as the ship did not seem to sink, it was then decided to tow her to the coast of Ile d\'Yeu. While doing so, she was struck a second time by a torpedo and then sank very quickly, drowning 2 men. ( Maisonneuve)- See also

Position of attack on Boa Vista

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