Ships hit during WWI


TypeSailing vessel
GRT1,015 tons
Country  Argentinian
HistoryVessel not listed in Lloyd’s Register, so likely sunk on first voyage after renaming and/or return to service.

One possibly is an iron-hulled bark of originally 1050 tons named Oriana built in 1864 by Scott & Co, Greenock. This vessel came under Italian ownership before 1900. On September 14, 1908, she put into Montevideo in distress. Listed in LR as sold for breaking in February 1909. If not broken up, but instead used as (say) a hulk, then could have been available for repair and return to service.

U-boat attacks on Sailing vessel Oriana

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
16 Jun 1917U 64 (Robert Moraht)SunkStopped and scuttled SE of Toulon (2 miles of SE of Cap Camarat)
42° 42'N, 6° 45'E
Santa Fe - Genoa
scrap iron

or 1100 tons. Master: Jensen. Crew rescued by tug Infatiguable.

Position of attack on Oriana

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