Ships hit during WWI


Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

GRT1,870 tons
Country  Danish
BuilderRichardson, Duck & Co., Stockton
OperatorA/S Dampsk. Selsk. Orion (C. P. Jensen), Copenhagen
HistoryBuilt as Girdleness for Farrar, Groves & Co., London. Sold in 1904 to Flindt, Drost & Co., Copenhagen and renamed Flindt. Sold again in 1913 to A/S Dampsk. Selsk. Orion (C. P. Jensen), Copenhagen and became Orion.

U-boat attacks on Steamer Orion

DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
14 Jun 1917U 71 (Walter Gude)SunkN of the Shetlands
62° 14'N, 1° 02'E
Kallundborg - Halifax
in ballast

Position of attack on Orion

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