Ships hit during WWI


GRT2,560 tons
Country  British
BuilderIrvine’s SB. & DD. Co., West Hartlepool
OperatorBolivian General Enterprise, Ltd. (Leopold Walford (London), Ltd.), W.Hartlepool (London)

U-boat attacks on Steamer Glencoe

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
114 Dec 1916UC 18 (Wilhelm Kiel)SunkCaptured and then sunk by torpedo 14 miles NNW of Ile d’Yeu
46° 54'N, 2° 38'W
Glasgow - Bordeaux

Glencoe, Capt. S.Dracup, had left Glasgow for Bordeaux. On Dec.14th, when about 12 to 14 m. NNW of Ile d’Yeu, and navigating in company of SS Leca bound for St Nazaire, ships were attacked by UC 18 who started firing at them. Both Captains evacuated and UC 18 sank Leca with 14 shells before firing at Glencoe who was finally achieved by a torpedo. (B de Maisonneuve). See

Position of attack on Glencoe

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