Ships hit during WWI


GRT2,833 tons
Country  Greek
BuilderW. Gray & Co., Ltd., West Hartlepool
OperatorG. Hadzikyriakos, Chios
History1891 Launched as MAB (br) 14-DEMETRIOS FAFALIOS (gr) 15-DRISKOS

U-boat attacks on Steamer Driskos

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
129 Jun 1917UC 71 (Reinhold Saltzwedel)SunkGunfire about 5 miles SW of Ile de Noirmoutier
46° 55'N, 2° 31'W
Bone (Algeria) - Tees
iron ore

Driskos, captain Silinos had joined the northbound convoy 430 at St Jean de Luz. During the night 28/29 June, when off Ile d’Yeu, he decided to leave the convoy in order to round the island on its west coast and join it back further north. Doing so, she encountered UC 71 who shelled at her and finally sank 25 minutes later, having received 15 direct hits. One of the greek crew was killed. (c/o B de Maisonneuve).

Position of attack on Driskos

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