Ships hit during WWI


GRT9,599 tons
Country  British
BuilderWorkman, Clark & Co., Ltd., Belfast
OperatorCharente Steamship Co., Ltd. (T. & J. Harrison), Liverpool

U-boat attacks on Steamer Wayfarer

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
111 Apr 1915U 32 (Edgar von Spiegel von und zu Peckelsheim)DamagedTorpedoed 60 miles WNW from the Scilly Isles
50° 08'N, 8° 00'W
Avonmouth - ?
troops and equipment

Wayfarer sailed from Avonmouth on 10 April 1915 carrying 200 soldiers of the Warwickshire Yeomanry, their mounts and equipment. After the attack (in which five horses were also killed) the ship was taken in tow by Framfield (2510/94) and towed to Queenstown for temporary repairs arriving there on 13 April. Permanent repairs were carried out at Liverpool between 19 May and 16 July.

Position of attack on Wayfarer

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