|Builder||Bartram & Sons, Sunderland|
|Operator||Britain SS. Co., Ltd. (Watts, Watts & Co., Ltd.), London|
U-boat attacks on Steamer Highbury
|1||10 Jun 1917||U 66 (Thorwald von Bothmer)||Sunk||Torpedoed about 150 miles W of Ireland||Antofagasta - Birkenhead||nitrate||40|
Sunk with no survivors; vessel posted as missing. The body of W. W. Roberts, Highbury’s second mate, as well as a second, unidentified crewman, washed up in Killala Bay, Co. Mayo/Co. Sligo, Ireland.
The sinkings of Highbury and Taplow were reassessed in 2020 by Michael Lowrey. Spindler’s official history listed Highbury as sunk by U 82 at 48°25’N, 10°28’W on June 14; the vessel U 82 sank was actually Taplow.
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