Ships hit during WWI


GRT483 tons
Country  Greek
BuilderJ. Key & Son, Kinghorn
OperatorIoniki Coastal Steam Shipping Company Yannoulatos, Pireas
HistoryBuilt as Fifeshire. Though listed as broken up in the 1913/14 edition of Lloyd’s Register, the vessel, which had been Italian-owned and named Peuceta since 1876, was actually sold to Greek owners. Listed as Xifias or even Xisias as in some sources.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Xiphias

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
118 Jun 1917UC 23 (Johannes Kirchner)SunkStopped and scuttled off Mykonos

Crete - Salonica
passengers and wine

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