Ships hit during WWI

Ville Du Havre

NameVille Du Havre
TypeSailing vessel
GRT3,109 tons
Country  French
BuilderForges & Chant. de la Méditerranée, Le Havre
OperatorSoc. Nouvelle d’Armement, Nantes
HistoryFour-masted steel-hulled bark.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Ville Du Havre

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
17 Mar 1916U 32 (Edgar von Spiegel von und zu Peckelsheim)SunkShelled or torpedoed off Brest
48° 48'N, 6° 36'W
Ipswich-Buenos Aires
in ballast

Master Captain Ernest Ybert. Full details of the sinking on french forum: and the ship’s file on the wrecksite:

Position of attack on Ville Du Havre

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