List of shipwrecks in April 1917

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The list of shipwrecks in April 1917 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during April 1917.


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1 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Aztec  United States World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°20′N 6°00′W / 48.333°N 6.000°W / 48.333; -6.000) by SM U-46 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 28 crew.[1]
Bergenhus  Denmark World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the North Sea 130 nautical miles (240 km) east of the Farne Islands, Northumberland, United Kingdom by SM UC-40 ( Kaiserliche Marine).There were no casualties.[2]
Camilla  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 150 nautical miles (280 km) west of Skudesnes, Rogaland (56°32′N 3°59′E / 56.533°N 3.983°E / 56.533; 3.983) by SM UB-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of eight of her crew.[3]
Consul Persson  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (58°21′N 2°55′E / 58.350°N 2.917°E / 58.350; 2.917) by SM U-54 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[4]
Eastern Belle  United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was scuttled in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) south west of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight by SM UC-72 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[5]
Endymion  United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Start Point, Devon by SM UB-32 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of four crew.[6]
Ester  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (56°32′N 4°18′E / 56.533°N 4.300°E / 56.533; 4.300) by SM UB-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[7]
Fjelland  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) south west by west of Utsire, Rogaland (58°20′N 5°50′E / 58.333°N 5.833°E / 58.333; 5.833) by SM U-54 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[8]
Jolie Brise  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Audierne, Finistère by SM UB-36 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[9]
Kasenga  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Cape Palos, Spain by an enemy submarine.[10]
Maria Santissima D. Grazie  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sicily by SM U-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[11]
Maria T.  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sicily by SM U-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[12]
Providence de Dieu  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Audierne by SM UB-36 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[13]
Silvia  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south south east of the Owers Lightship ( United Kingdom) (50°19′N 0°28′W / 50.317°N 0.467°W / 50.317; -0.467) by SM UB-39 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[14]
Warren  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) south west of Civitavecchia, Lazio, Italy (41°51′N 11°22′E / 41.850°N 11.367°E / 41.850; 11.367) by SM UC-38 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of three of her crew. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[10][15]
Zambesi  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) north by west of Alexandria, Egypt (31°26′N 29°49′E / 31.433°N 29.817°E / 31.433; 29.817) by SM U-63 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of three crew.[10][16][17]

2 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Britannia  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship torpedoed and was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 22 nautical miles (41 km) west north west of Pantelleria, Italy (36°35′N 11°28′E / 36.583°N 11.467°E / 36.583; 11.467) by SM U-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived, but two of them were taken as prisoners of war.[10][18]
HMT Commandant  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Sunk Lightship ( United Kingdom) (51°33′N 1°36′E / 51.550°N 1.600°E / 51.550; 1.600) with the loss of five of her crew.[19]
Filicudi  Regia Marina World War I: The naval tug struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Trapani, Sicily.[20]
Havlyst  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea off Lindesnes, Vest-Agder (57°30′N 6°50′E / 57.500°N 6.833°E / 57.500; 6.833) by SM U-54 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[21]
Anna Fostenes  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk, probably by a floating mine, 90 miles North of Terschelling, with the loss of eight crewman.[22]
Lord Scarborough  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was sunk in the North Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) east of the Isle of May, Fife by SM UB-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[23]
Saggita  Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the North Sea (60°00′N 2°00′W / 60.000°N 2.000°W / 60.000; -2.000) by SM U-78 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[24]
Snespurven  Norway World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) south south west of the Tuskar Rock, Ireland (50°55′N 7°03′W / 50.917°N 7.050°W / 50.917; -7.050) by SM U-59 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[25]
Zealandia  United States The ship ran aground off Southport, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[26]

3 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Annunziata A.  Italy World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea east of Sardinia (39°52′N 10°04′E / 39.867°N 10.067°E / 39.867; 10.067) by SM UC-38 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[27]
Ardgask  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) south west of Cape Rosello, Sicily by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[10][28]
Caterina R.  Italy World War I: The barquentine was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea east of Sicily (39°27′N 9°46′E / 39.450°N 9.767°E / 39.450; 9.767) by SM UC-38 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[29]
Domenico  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea east of Sardinia (39°24′N 9°55′E / 39.400°N 9.917°E / 39.400; 9.917) by SM UC-38 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[30]
Ellen James  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UC-71 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of five of her crew.[10][31]
Ernest Simons  France World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north east of Cap Sera, Algeria (37°08′N 8°28′E / 37.133°N 8.467°E / 37.133; 8.467) by SM UC-37 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[32]
Hesperus  Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 72 nautical miles (133 km) off the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (48°50′N 7°20′W / 48.833°N 7.333°W / 48.833; -7.333) by SM U-46 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[33]
Maria Ferrara  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of Sicily by SM U-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[34]
Nuova Maria di Porto Salvo  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Sicily by SM UC-38 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[35]
Saint Simon  France World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) north west of La Galite, Tunisia (37°36′N 8°38′E / 37.600°N 8.633°E / 37.600; 8.633) by SM UC-37 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[36]
Vasilefs Constantinos  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Aegean Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) south west of Akra Akritas by SM UB-43 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[37]

4 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1917
Ship Country Description
City of Paris  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 46 nautical miles (85 km) south by east of Cap d'Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France (42°54′N 7°38′E / 42.900°N 7.633°E / 42.900; 7.633) by SM UC-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 122 lives.[10][38]
Domingo  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Queenstown, County Cork, United Kingdom by SM U-60 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[39]
Gibraltar  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east north east of Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire by SM UB-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[40][41]
Hundvaagø  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland. She was beached at Castletownbere, County Cork. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.[42]
Hunstanton  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 36 nautical miles (67 km) west of the Isles of Scilly (49°50′N 7°40′W / 49.833°N 7.667°W / 49.833; -7.667) by SM UC-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[43]
Maggie Ross  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) north east of Girdle Ness, Aberdeenshire by SM UB-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[41][44]
Margit  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) south west of Cape Matapan, Greece (35°28′N 21°24′E / 35.467°N 21.400°E / 35.467; 21.400) by SM U-63 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][16][45]
Marguerite  United States World War I: The four-masted schooner was damaged in the Mediterranean Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) south west of Sardinia by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). She sank the next day; her crew survived.[46]
Missourian  United States World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Porto Maurizio, Liguria, Italy by SM U-52 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[47]
Monte Protedigo  Argentina World War I: The barquentine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Isles of Scilly (49°27′N 6°44′W / 49.450°N 6.733°W / 49.450; -6.733) by SM UC-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[48]
Parana  Brazil World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel off Barfleur, Manche, France by SM UB-32 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[49]
Parkgate  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) north east of the Cap de Fer, Algeria (38°12′N 8°10′E / 38.200°N 8.167°E / 38.200; 8.167) by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of sixteen crew. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[50]
Penseiro  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) west of the Isles of Scilly by SM UC-71 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[51]
Ravenna  Italy World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Cape Mele, Liguria (44°00′N 8°28′E / 44.000°N 8.467°E / 44.000; 8.467) by SM U-52 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[52]
San Giovanni Battiste  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by SM UC-37 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[53]
Trevier  Belgium World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the North Sea off Scheveningen, South Holland, Netherlands (52°15′N 3°49′E / 52.250°N 3.817°E / 52.250; 3.817 (SS Trevier)) by SM UB-23 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[54][55]
Vladimir Reitz  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) north west by north of Foula, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by SM U-78 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of two crew.[56]

5 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Amiral L'Hermite  France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) west north west of the Blasket Islands, County Kerry, United Kingdom by SM U-59 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[57]
Angel Marina  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Ligurian Sea (43°16′N 7°10′E / 43.267°N 7.167°E / 43.267; 7.167) by SM U-52 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[58]
Benheather  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 110 nautical miles (200 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°20′N 12°30′W / 51.333°N 12.500°W / 51.333; -12.500) by SM U-46 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[59]
Bris  Denmark World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) north of the Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom by SM U-78 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of two of her crew.[60]
Calliope  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) south west of Ustica, Italy (38°22′N 11°25′E / 38.367°N 11.417°E / 38.367; 11.417) by SM U-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of six lives. Three survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[61]
Canadian  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 47 nautical miles (87 km) north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°36′N 10°48′W / 51.600°N 10.800°W / 51.600; -10.800) by SM U-59 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[62]
Dicto  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of the Armen Rock by SM UB-39 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[63]
Dunkerquois  France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 45 nautical miles (83 km) off the Blasket Islands by SM U-86 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[64]
Ebenezer  Denmark World War I: The three-masted schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west of St. Kilda, United Kingdom (57°58′N 8°20′W / 57.967°N 8.333°W / 57.967; -8.333) by SM U-57 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[65][66]
Ernest Legouve  France World War I: The barque was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) west by south of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom (50°30′N 1°26′W / 50.500°N 1.433°W / 50.500; -1.433) by SM UB-32 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of twenty of her 24 crew.[67]
Gower Coast  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Le Tréport, Seine-Maritime, France with the loss of all fifteen crew.[68]
Marie Celine  France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland by SM U-86 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[69]
N. J. Fjord  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) east north east of Coquet Island, Northumberland, United Kingdom. Her crew survived.[70]
Roland  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) west north west of the Blasket Islands by SM U-59 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[71]
San Fulgencio  Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Sables d'Olonne, Vendée, France by SM UC-71 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[72]
Siberier  Belgium World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (52°18′N 11°40′W / 52.300°N 11.667°W / 52.300; -11.667 (SS Siberier)) by SM U-86 ( Kaiserliche Marine). She was taken in tow but sank the next day.[73][74]
Solstad  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Ionian Sea north west of Cythera, Greece (36°02′N 20°50′E / 36.033°N 20.833°E / 36.033; 20.833) by SM U-63 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[75]
Vilja  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic OCean 135 nautical miles (250 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (52°12′N 13°07′W / 52.200°N 13.117°W / 52.200; -13.117) by SM U-55 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[76]

6 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Cybele  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea of Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain by SM UC-25 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[77]
Kongshaug  Norway World War I: The coaster was captured and scuttled in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north of Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom by SM UB-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew were rescued by a Scottish fishing vessel.[78]
La Tour d'Auvergne  France World War I: The brig was shelled and set on fire in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south south east of the Longships Lighthouse by SM UB-39 ( Kaiserliche Marine). She was towed to Mullion, Cornwall, United Kingdom but was declared a constructive total loss. Her crew survived.[79]
Lord Kitchener  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north by east of Kinnaird Head by SM UB-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[41][80]
Marion  Norway World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°10′N 13°46′W / 52.167°N 13.767°W / 52.167; -13.767) by SM U-60 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[81]
Narberth Castle  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) north north west of Dennis Head Old Beacon, North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands by SM UC-27 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[82]
Nestor  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) north west by north of North Ronaldsay by SM UC-27 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[83]
Perce Neige  France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Lands End, Cornwall, United Kingdom by SM UB-39 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[84]
Powhatan  United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) north by west of North Rona (59°32′N 6°30′W / 59.533°N 6.500°W / 59.533; -6.500) by SM U-66 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 36 crew. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[10][85]
Presto  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east of Roker Point, Sunderland, County Durham (54°57′N 1°16′W / 54.950°N 1.267°W / 54.950; -1.267) with the loss of six of her crew.[86]
Rahmanich  Egypt World War I: The ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt by SM UC-34 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[87]
Recto  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north by east of Kinnaird Head by SM UB-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[41][88]
Rosalind  United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°39′N 14°20′W / 51.650°N 14.333°W / 51.650; -14.333) by SM U-86 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of two of her crew.[89]
Spithead  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) north by west of the Damietta Lighthouse, Egypt (31°44′N 31°46′E / 31.733°N 31.767°E / 31.733; 31.767) by SM UC-34 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[10][90]
HMT Strathrannoch  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off St. Abb's Head, Berwickshire (55°55′N 2°07′W / 55.917°N 2.117°W / 55.917; -2.117) with the loss of all thirteen crew.[91]
Thelma  Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south by west of the Owers Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UC-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[92]
Vine Branch  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (49°45′N 14°08′W / 49.750°N 14.133°W / 49.750; -14.133) by SM U-55 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of all 44 crew.[93]

7 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Caminha  Portugal World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 30 nautical miles (56 km) south south west of Cape Ferrat (45°22′N 2°48′W / 45.367°N 2.800°W / 45.367; -2.800 (SS Caminha)) by gunfire from UC-71 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[94][95]
SMS Cormoran  Kaiserliche Marine World War I: The merchant raider was scuttled at Guam with the loss of nine crew.
Edwin R. Hunt  United States World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain by SM UC-25 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[96]
Fiskaa  Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) off St. Kilda, United Kingdom by SM U-46 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[97]
HMS Jason  Royal Navy World War I: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank off Coll, Inner Hebrides (56°35′45″N 6°28′15″W / 56.59583°N 6.47083°W / 56.59583; -6.47083) with the loss of 25 crew.[98]
Lapland  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship struck a mine off the Liverpool Bar Lightship ( United Kingdom) and was damaged. She was later repaired and returned to service.[73]
Maplewood  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 47 nautical miles (87 km) south west of Cape Sperone, Sardinia, Italy by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][99]
Salmo  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 210 nautical miles (390 km) north west of the Fastnet Rock (52°30′N 14°40′W / 52.500°N 14.667°W / 52.500; -14.667) by SM U-60 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of two crew.[100]
Seward  United States World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 22 nautical miles (41 km) north east of Begur, Spain (42°42′N 3°41′E / 42.700°N 3.683°E / 42.700; 3.683) by SM U-52 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[101]
Trefusis  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south east of Cape Pula, Sardinia (38°38′N 9°25′E / 38.633°N 9.417°E / 38.633; 9.417) by SM U-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived, but three survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[16][102]

8 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Alba  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Garraf, Catalonia, Spain (41°05′N 1°53′E / 41.083°N 1.883°E / 41.083; 1.883) by SM U-52 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[103]
SMS G88  Kaiserliche Marine World War I: The V25-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by a Royal Navy Coastal Motor Boat.[104]
Geilan Bahri  United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 54 nautical miles (100 km) off Alexandria, Egypt by SM UC-34 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[10][105]
Livatho  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Crete (36°24′N 20°56′E / 36.400°N 20.933°E / 36.400; 20.933) by SM UB-47 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[106]
Lucia  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Pula, Sardinia by SM U-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[107]
Nestos  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) west south west of Sapientza (36°27′N 20°59′E / 36.450°N 20.983°E / 36.450; 20.983) by SM UB-47 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[108]
Papa Gian Battista  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Pula, Sardinia by SM U-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[109]
Petridge  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west north west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°14′N 10°10′W / 48.233°N 10.167°W / 48.233; -10.167) by SM U-55 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived, but two of them were taken as prisoners of war.[110]
Torrington  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic OCean 150 nautical miles (280 km) south west of the Isles of Scilly by SM U-55 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 34 crew. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[111]
Umvoti  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic OCean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west north west of Ouessant (48°48′N 10°15′W / 48.800°N 10.250°W / 48.800; -10.250) by SM U-55 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of four crew. Two survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[10][112]

9 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Avon  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) south east by south of the Tongue Lightship ( United Kingdom) (51°29′00″N 1°26′30″E / 51.48333°N 1.44167°E / 51.48333; 1.44167) with the loss of two lives.[113]
Cairnie  United Kingdom The coaster dragged her anchors, collided with another vessel and sank. Her crew were rescued.[114]
Esterel  France World War I: The cargo shipb was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Port-Vendres, Pyrénées-Orientales (42°39′N 3°30′E / 42.650°N 3.500°E / 42.650; 3.500) by SM U-52 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[115]
Fremad I ( Norway): World War I: The barque was sunk in the North Sea 200 nautical miles (370 km) off Lindesnes, Vest-Agder (58°47′N 0°52′E / 58.783°N 0.867°E / 58.783; 0.867) by SM U-59 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[116]
Ganslei  Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in Kola Bay (69°19′N 33°31′E / 69.317°N 33.517°E / 69.317; 33.517) by SM U-75 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[117]
Kittiwake  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) north west of the Maas Lightship ( Netherlands) (52°15′N 3°18′E / 52.250°N 3.300°E / 52.250; 3.300) by SM UB-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of seven crew.[118]
HMT Ortho  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk (52°23′00″N 1°52′30″E / 52.38333°N 1.87500°E / 52.38333; 1.87500) with the loss of a crew member.[119]
Saint Maudez  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) north north west of Fécamp, Seine-Maritime by SM UB-39 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[120]
Themistoclis  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) off Pointe Saint-Mathieu, Finistère, France by SM UC-71 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[121]
Valhall  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) north of the Pierres Noires, Finistère by SM UC-71 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[122]

10 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Abd Razid Pre-1999 Flag of Tunisia.svg Tunisia World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tripoli, Libya by SM UC-20 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[123]
Dalton  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Matapan, Greece (36°00′N 22°40′E / 36.000°N 22.667°E / 36.000; 22.667) by SM U-28 ( Austro-Hungarian Navy). Her crew survived.[10][124]
HMS P26  Royal Navy World War I: The P-class sloop struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France with the loss of nineteen of her 59 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS P19 ( Royal Navy[125][126]
Pluto  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 32 nautical miles (59 km) south east by east of Lowestoft, Suffolk (52°19′N 2°34′E / 52.317°N 2.567°E / 52.317; 2.567) by SM UB-20 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][127]
Porto di Rodi  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Ionian Sea 37°53′N 18°02′E / 37.883°N 18.033°E / 37.883; 18.033) SM U-32 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 31 crew.[128]
Ranvik  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 45 nautical miles (83 km) west south west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UC-71 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[129]
HMHS Salta  Royal Navy (Flag of the Red Cross.pngRed Cross): World War I: The hospital ship struck a mine and sank at Le Havre with the loss of 130 of the 205 people on board.

11 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1917
Ship Country Description
HMT Amy  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Le Havre, Seine Maritime, France with the loss of nine of her crew.[130]
Ansgar  Denmark World War I: The barquentine was set afire and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape San Antonio, Spain (39°06′N 0°30′E / 39.100°N 0.500°E / 39.100; 0.500) by SM U-52 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[131]
Candia  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Zuwara, Libya by SM UC-20 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[132]
Cyfarthfa  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 32 nautical miles (59 km) west south west of Antikythera, Greece (35°29′N 22°30′E / 35.483°N 22.500°E / 35.483; 22.500) by SM UB-47 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][133]
Duchess of Cornwall  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of Cape Barfleur, Manche, France with the loss of 23 of her crew.[134]
Imperial Transport  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 140 nautical miles (260 km) north west by north of Alexandria, Egypt by SM UC-34 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[10][135]
Miss Morris  United Kingdom World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) south east of Garrucha, Andalusia, Spain (36°57′N 1°50′W / 36.950°N 1.833°W / 36.950; -1.833) by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[136]
Nancy  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 42 nautical miles (78 km) off the Hellisøy Lighthouse, Hordaland, Norway by SM U-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of three crew.[137]
Precedent  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the English Channel 12 nautical miles (22 km) east south east of Berry Head, Devon by SM UB-38 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[41][138]
Quaggy  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire with the loss of two of her crew.[139]
Sarvsfos  Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the North Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) south east of Kirkwall, Orkney Islands (58°33′N 0°00′E / 58.550°N 0.000°E / 58.550; 0.000) by SM U-50 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[140]
Saxo  Denmark World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 42 nautical miles (78 km) off the Hellisøy Lighthouse by SM U-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[141]
Star  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 68 nautical miles (126 km) off the coast of Fife, United Kingdom by SM U-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[142]
Sylfiden  Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Barents Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) north by west of Holmengrå, Finnmark by SM U-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[143]
Tremorvah  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 70 nautical miles (130 km) north north west of Cape Bougaroni, Algeria by SM U-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived, but four of them were taken as prisoners of war.[10][144]

12 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Angela M.  Italy World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Cape Bougaroni, Algeria by SM U-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[145]
Caliban  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north east by east of Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire by SM UC-76 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[41][146]
Chinkiang  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) north east by east of Buchan Ness, Aberdeenshire by SM UC-76 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[41][147]
Crown Prince  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north east by east of Girdle Ness by SM UC-76 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[148]
Dina Henderika  Netherlands World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east north east of Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom by SM UC-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[149]
Edelweiss  France World War I: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Cherbourg, Seine-Maritime by SM UC-71 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[150]
Equerry  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) north east of Kincaid Head by SM UC-76 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[151]
Ernst Sophie  Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (51°05′N 11°58′W / 51.083°N 11.967°W / 51.083; -11.967) by SM UC-27 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[152]
Fife Ness  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 23 nautical miles (43 km) east north east of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire by SM UC-76 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[41][153]
Glencliffe  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) off Tabarka Island, Alicante, Spain (38°07′N 0°22′W / 38.117°N 0.367°W / 38.117; -0.367) by SM U-52 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member. Three survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[10][154]
India  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Gibraltar by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[155]
Kildale  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) east of Pantelleria, Italy (36°44′N 12°32′E / 36.733°N 12.533°E / 36.733; 12.533) SM U-32 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[156]
Kolaastind  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (60°14′N 2°42′E / 60.233°N 2.700°E / 60.233; 2.700) by SM U-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of four crew.[157]
Largo Bay  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) north east by east of Buchan Ness by SM UC-76 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[158]
Lilian  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north east by east of Girdle Ness by SM UC-76 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[159]
Lismore  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 22 nautical miles (41 km) north west by north of Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France (49°48′N 0°18′W / 49.800°N 0.300°W / 49.800; -0.300) by SM UB-38 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of five lives.[10][160]
Neptunus  Netherlands World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east north east of Hartlepool by SM UC-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[161]
Niritos  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off Augusta, Sicily, Italy (37°13′N 15°20′E / 37.217°N 15.333°E / 37.217; 15.333) by SM U-27 ( Austro-Hungarian Navy).[162]
Osprey  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north east by east of Girdle Ness by SM UC-76 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[163]
Toro  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west north west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°30′N 10°00′W / 48.500°N 10.000°W / 48.500; -10.000) by SM U-55 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of fourteen crew. Two survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[10][164]
Union  Denmark World War I: The schooner was sunk in the North Sea 18 to 20 nautical miles (33 to 37 km) east of the Souter Lighthouse, County Durham by SM UC-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[165]
Voorwarts  Netherlands World War I: The schooner was sunk in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east north east of Hartlepool by SM UC-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[166]

13 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Argyll  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 110 nautical miles (200 km) west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (49°23′N 9°07′W / 49.383°N 9.117°W / 49.383; -9.117) by SM U-84 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 22 of her crew.[10][167]
Bandon  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) south west of Mine Head, Cornwall (51°57′N 7°35′W / 51.950°N 7.583°W / 51.950; -7.583) with the loss of 28 of her crew.[168]
Bokn  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 95 nautical miles (176 km) off the Hellisøy Lighthouse, Hordaland (60°04′N 0°45′E / 60.067°N 0.750°E / 60.067; 0.750) by SM U-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[169]
Frixos  Russia World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) east of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (60°04′N 0°45′E / 60.067°N 0.750°E / 60.067; 0.750) by SM U-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[170]
Gama  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea (60°24′N 1°15′E / 60.400°N 1.250°E / 60.400; 1.250) by SM U-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[171]
Gambetta  France The sailing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the Île d'Yeu, Finistère by SM UC-26 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[172]
Giuseppe Accame  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) west of Cape Spartel, Morocco by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[173]
Glenlora  Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the North Sea (60°36′N 1°53′E / 60.600°N 1.883°E / 60.600; 1.883) by SM U-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[174]
Kariba  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 260 nautical miles (480 km) west nort west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°30′N 11°28′W / 48.500°N 11.467°W / 48.500; -11.467) by SM UC-27 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of thirteen of her crew.[10][175]
Maria  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) south west of Portland Bill, Dorset by SM UB-38 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][176]
HMML 534  Royal Navy World War I: The motor launch was lost in the Mediterranean Sea on this date.[16]
Odysseus  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of Cape Spartel by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[177]
HMT Pitstruan  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south east of the Noss Head Lighthouse, Shetland Islands with the loss of eleven of her crew.[178]
Stork  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire by SM UC-41 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[41][179]
Strathcona  Canada World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 145 nautical miles (269 km) west north west of North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands, United Kingdom (59°35′N 5°49′W / 59.583°N 5.817°W / 59.583; -5.817) by SM U-78 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of nine crew. Three survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[10][180]
Stromboli  Italy The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of Cape Spartel by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[181]
Zara  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 90 nautical miles (170 km) off the Hellisøy Lighthouse (60°08′N 1°52′E / 60.133°N 1.867°E / 60.133; 1.867) by SM U-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 27 lives.[182]

14 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Andromach  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Shetland Islands by SM U-78 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war. The other eleven crew took to the lifeboat but were not found.[183]
Cinque Ottobre  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tunisia by SM UC-20 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[184]
Fjeldli  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 76 nautical miles (141 km) west by north of the Marstein Lighthouse, Hordaland (60°02′N 2°10′E / 60.033°N 2.167°E / 60.033; 2.167) by SM U-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[185]
Gange  French Navy World War I: The troopship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 33 nautical miles (61 km) north east of Cape Serrat, Algeria (37°24′N 9°50′E / 37.400°N 9.833°E / 37.400; 9.833) by SM UC-37 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of one life.[186]
Hermione  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the Irish Sea off the Coningbeg Lightship ( United Kingdom). She was beached in Dunmore Bay where she was declared a constructive total loss. Subsequently scrapped in situ.[187]
HMT Orcades  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Grimsby with the loss of six of her crew.[188]
Patagonier  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 135 nautical miles (250 km)) west of Gibraltar (36°00′N 9°00′W / 36.000°N 9.000°W / 36.000; -9.000) by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][189]
Progresso  Italy World War I: The tug was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tunisia by SM UC-20 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[190]
Spray  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) north east of the mouth of the River Tyne by SM UC-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[191]
Tom  Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 12 nautical miles (22 km) off Hourtin, Gironde, France (45°05′N 1°30′W / 45.083°N 1.500°W / 45.083; -1.500) by SM UC-26 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[192]
Tres Macs  Portugal World War I: The auxiliary sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (36°39′N 7°22′W / 36.650°N 7.367°W / 36.650; -7.367) by SM U-52 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[193]
Venus  Norway World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, United Kingdom with the loss of fourteen of her crew.[194]
HMS Veronica  Royal Navy The Acacia-class sloop was damaged in the Mediterranean Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north west of Alexandria, Egypt (31°43′N 29°17′E / 31.717°N 29.283°E / 31.717; 29.283) by SM UB-42 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[195]

15 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Alert  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Dover, Kent.[10]
Alessio Cocco  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tunisia by SM UC-20 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[196]
HMS Arcadian  Royal Navy
HMS Arcadian.
World War I: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Sea of Crete 26 nautical miles (48 km) northeast of Milos, Greece (36°50′N 24°50′E / 36.833°N 24.833°E / 36.833; 24.833) by SM UC-74 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 277 lives.[10][197]
Astræa  Denmark World War I: The barquentine was set afire and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (49°00′N 10°30′W / 49.000°N 10.500°W / 49.000; -10.500) by SM U-55 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of seven crew.[198]
Brothertoft  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was sunk in the North Sea (approximately 55°50′N 1°30′E / 55.833°N 1.500°E / 55.833; 1.500) by SM UC-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[199]
Cameronia  United Kingdom World War I: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 150 nautical miles (280 km) east of Malta (35°50′N 17°32′E / 35.833°N 17.533°E / 35.833; 17.533) by SM U-33 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 140-210 of the 2,650-plus people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Nemesis and HMS Rifleman (both  Royal Navy).
Dalmatian  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea by SM UC-44 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her nine crew took to the lifeboats but did not survive.[200]
Fram  Denmark World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the North Sea (56°35′N 2°45′W / 56.583°N 2.750°W / 56.583; -2.750) by SM U-93 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[201]
Gretaston  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (43°08′N 11°32′W / 43.133°N 11.533°W / 43.133; -11.533) by SM UC-27 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of all 29 crew.[202]
Heikina  Netherlands World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea by SM UC-44 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew took to the lifeboats but did not survive.[203]
Mashobra  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 140 nautical miles (260 km) south west of Cape Matapan, Greece (35°34′N 20°40′E / 35.567°N 20.667°E / 35.567; 20.667) by SM U-28 ( Austro-Hungarian Navy) with the loss of eight lives. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[10][204]
Møhlenpris  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south west of Beachy Head, East Sussex, United Kingdom (50°38′N 0°15′W / 50.633°N 0.250°W / 50.633; -0.250) by SM UB-40 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[205]
Panaghi Drakatos  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 26 nautical miles (48 km) off Cape Santa Maria, Portugal by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[206]
Paris  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) west of Greipengen by SM U-30 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[207]
USS Pike  United States Navy The Plunger-class submarine sank at Cavite Naval Base, Philippines. She was raised two days later, repaired and returned to service.
Sutterton  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 65 nautical miles (120 km) east south east of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire (55°45′N 0°15′W / 55.750°N 0.250°W / 55.750; -0.250) by SM UC-44 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[41][208]
Tusnastabb  Norway World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Cap Gris Nez, Pas-de-Calais, France (50°54′N 1°34′E / 50.900°N 1.567°E / 50.900; 1.567). Her crew survived.[209]

16 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Amanda  Sweden World War I: The brig was scuttled in the North Sea[210] (56°27′N 3°00′E / 56.450°N 3.000°E / 56.450; 3.000) by SM UC-51 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[211]
Anne  Denmark World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (51°45′N 17°20′W / 51.750°N 17.333°W / 51.750; -17.333) by SM U-43 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[212]
HMS C16  Royal Navy The C-class submarine was rammed and sunk at Harwich, Essex by HMS Melampus ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all sixteen crew. She was subsequently salvaged, repaired and returned to service.
Cairndhu  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) west of Beachy Head, East Sussex by SM UB-40 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of eleven of her crew.[10][213]
Crios  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Espichel, Portugal (38°20′N 9°12′W / 38.333°N 9.200°W / 38.333; -9.200) by SM U-52 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[214]
Eduard  United Kingdom World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 12 nautical miles (22 km) south west of Beachy Head (50°34′N 0°05′E / 50.567°N 0.083°E / 50.567; 0.083) by SM UC-70 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[215]
Endymion  Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) west of Galway, United Kingdom (52°30′N 16°20′W / 52.500°N 16.333°W / 52.500; -16.333) by SM U-43 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[216]
Lord Chancellor  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) north east of the Longstone Lighthouse, Northumberland by SM UC-41 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[41][217]
Marden  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) north west of Cap Gris Nez, Pas-de-Calais, France by SM UB-36 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[218]
Polycarp  Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea (56°23′N 2°52′E / 56.383°N 2.867°E / 56.383; 2.867) by SM UC-51 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[219]
Queen Mary  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) north west by north of the Fastnet Rock (51°48′N 14°52′W / 51.800°N 14.867°W / 51.800; -14.867) by SM U-60 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of nine crew.[10][220]
Rochester Castle  United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) west south west of Cap Gris Nez by SM UB-36 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[221]
Rosetta  Egypt World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Gaza by SM UB-42 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[222]
Sagres  Portugal World War I: The cargo shp struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Cap Blanc, Tunisia.[223]
Smeul  Romanian Naval Forces World War I: The torpedo boat capsized and sank during a trip from Sulina to Constanța.[224][225]
Sontay  France World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) south east of Malta (35°02′N 16°28′E / 35.033°N 16.467°E / 35.033; 16.467) by SM U-33 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[226]
Towergate  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (52°10′N 16°16′W / 52.167°N 16.267°W / 52.167; -16.267) by SM U-43 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][227]
Victoria  United Kingdom World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) south west of Beachy Head by SM UB-40 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][228]

17 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Aburi  United Kingdom World War I: The Elder Dempster 3,730 grt cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 125 nautical miles (232 km) north west of Tory Island, County Donegal (56°15′N 11°30′W / 56.250°N 11.500°W / 56.250; -11.500) by SM U-61 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 25 crew.[229]
Atalanta  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea with the loss of all but one crew – 16 dead.[230] The u-boat was SM U-86 ( Kaiserliche Marine). [231]
Bretagne  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 8 to 9 nautical miles (15 to 17 km) off Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom (57°43′N 1°42′W / 57.717°N 1.700°W / 57.717; -1.700) by SM UC-45 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[232]
Brisbane River  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 140 nautical miles (260 km) west of Gibraltar (35°30′N 8°10′W / 35.500°N 8.167°W / 35.500; -8.167) by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[10][233]
Cairnhill  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (52°09′N 13°16′W / 52.150°N 13.267°W / 52.150; -13.267) by SM U-55 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[10][234]
Charles Goodanew  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) north north east of Rattray Head (57°39′N 1°45′W / 57.650°N 1.750°W / 57.650; -1.750) by SM UC-45 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of thirteen of her crew.[235]
Corfu  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) west of Gibraltar (35°14′N 8°25′W / 35.233°N 8.417°W / 35.233; -8.417) by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of three crew.[10][236]
Costante  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Algeria (36°53′N 4°15′E / 36.883°N 4.250°E / 36.883; 4.250) by SM U-32 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[237]
Dantzic  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Irish Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south by west of St. Ann's Head, Pembrokeshire by SM UC-47 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[238]
Donegal  United Kingdom (Flag of the Red Cross.png): World War I: The hospital ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 19 nautical miles (35 km) south of the Dean Lightship ( United Kingdom) (50°26′N 1°00′W / 50.433°N 1.000°W / 50.433; -1.000) by SM UC-21 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 40 lives.[10][239][240]
Fernmoor  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west of Gibraltar (35°30′N 8°18′W / 35.500°N 8.300°W / 35.500; -8.300) by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][241]
Kish  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-67 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of six crew.[10][242]
HMHS Lanfranc  Royal Navy (Flag of the Red Cross.png) World War I: The hospital ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 42 nautical miles (78 km) north of Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France (50°11′N 0°12′E / 50.183°N 0.200°E / 50.183; 0.200) by SM UB-40 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 40 lives.[243]
Robert  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 14 nautical miles (26 km) east of Fair Isle, United Kingdom by SM UC-76 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of eight crew.[244]
U.S.A.  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 16 nautical miles (30 km) east north east of the Longstone Lighthouse, Northumberland (55°54′N 1°06′W / 55.900°N 1.100°W / 55.900; -1.100) by SM UC-41 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[41][245]
William Shephard  United Kingdom World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the Irish Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south by west of St. Ann's Head by SM UC-47 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[246]

18 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Bergensgut  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) east of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom by SM UC-76 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of ten of her crew.[247]
Castilian  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 110 nautical miles (200 km) north west by north of Tory Island, County Donegal (56°20′N 10°45′W / 56.333°N 10.750°W / 56.333; -10.750) by SM U-61 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of ten crew.[10][248]
Cragoswald  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) west by south of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM U-84 ( Kaiserliche Marine). with the loss of two of her crew.[10][249]
Heim  Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of Pointe d'Ailly, Seine-Maritime, France with the loss of two of her crew. by SM UC-71 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[250]
John S. Boyle  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) east by south of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire (56°16′N 1°33′W / 56.267°N 1.550°W / 56.267; -1.550) by SM UC-41 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[41][251]
Louisiana  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km)) north north east of Buchan Ness, (57°47′N 1°22′W / 57.783°N 1.367°W / 57.783; -1.367) by SM UC-45 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[252]
Marcel  Belgium World War I: The tug was scuttled in the North Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) north east of the Noord Hinder Lightship ( Netherlands) by SM UB-23 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[253]
Rameses  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) east of St Abb's Head (56°14′N 1°29′W / 56.233°N 1.483°W / 56.233; -1.483) by SM UC-41 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[254]
Rhydwen  United Kingdom World War I: the cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 170 nautical miles (310 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (51°40′N 14°00′W / 51.667°N 14.000°W / 51.667; -14.000) by SM U-67 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of six crew.[10][255]
Rinaldo  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 18 nautical miles (33 km) west by north of Cape Cherchell, Algeria (36°35′N 1°48′E / 36.583°N 1.800°E / 36.583; 1.800) by SM U-32 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][256]
Rowena  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 95 nautical miles (176 km) west by south of the Bishop Rock (49°03′N 8°25′W / 49.050°N 8.417°W / 49.050; -8.417) by SM U-84 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[10][257]
Scalpa  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-53 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][258]
Sculptor  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (51°56′N 12°50′W / 51.933°N 12.833°W / 51.933; -12.833) by SM U-53 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[10][259]
Surcouf  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel off Île Vierge, Finistère by SM UC-26 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[260]
Thomas  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Cape St. Vincent, Portugal by SM UC-27 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[261]
Trekieve  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) west of Gibraltar (35°00′N 9°45′W / 35.000°N 9.750°W / 35.000; -9.750) by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of three crew.[10][262]
Troldfos  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) west north west of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by SM U-93 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[263]
West Lothian  Norway World War I: The four-masted barque was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of the Shetland Islands (60°55′N 3°30′W / 60.917°N 3.500°W / 60.917; -3.500) by SM U-93 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[264]
Witham  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 125 nautical miles (232 km) east by south of St Abb's Head (55°56′N 1°36′E / 55.933°N 1.600°E / 55.933; 1.600) by SM UC-50 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[41][265]

19 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Avocet  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°19′N 12°30′W / 51.317°N 12.500°W / 51.317; -12.500) by SM U-50 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][266]
Bethlehem  United Kingdom World War I: The auxiliary sailing vessel struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of a crew member.[267]
Cilurnum  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south west of Penmarc'h, Finistère, France (47°45′N 4°30′W / 47.750°N 4.500°W / 47.750; -4.500) by SM UC-21 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[10][268]
Ellida  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) east north east of Whitby, Yorkshire, United Kingdom by SM UB-41 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[269]
Elswick Manor  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°36′N 9°32′W / 47.600°N 9.533°W / 47.600; -9.533) by SM U-84 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][270]
Gold Coast  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) south of Mine Head, Cornwall (51°46′N 7°28′W / 51.767°N 7.467°W / 51.767; -7.467) by SM UC-47 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][271]
Howth Head  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 158 nautical miles (293 km) north west of the Fastnet Rock (52°20′N 13°38′W / 52.333°N 13.633°W / 52.333; -13.633) by SM U-60 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of two crew.[10][272]
Jewel  United Kingdom World War I: The brig was scuttled in St. George's Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) south east of the Coningbeg Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UC-47 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[273]
HMT Lobelia  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank off Fanad Point, Lough Swilly (55°16′N 7°45′W / 55.267°N 7.750°W / 55.267; -7.750) with the loss of eleven crew.[274]
Poltava  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east north east of the Souter Point Lighthouse, South Shields, County Durham (54°59′00″N 1°16′30″W / 54.98333°N 1.27500°W / 54.98333; -1.27500). Her crew survived.[275]
SMS Seeadler  Kaiserliche Marine The hulk exploded and sank at Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony.
Senator Dantziger  United Kingdom World War I: the schooner was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south by east of Newhaven, East Sussex by SM UC-26 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[276]
Senhora da Conceicao  Portugal World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cape Finisterre, Spain (43°38′N 10°00′W / 43.633°N 10.000°W / 43.633; -10.000) by SM U-52 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[277]
Sowwell  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 170 nautical miles (310 km) west of Gibraltar by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 21 crew.[10][278]
HMT Star of Freedom  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Trevose Head, Cornwall (50°35′N 5°25′W / 50.583°N 5.417°W / 50.583; -5.417 with the loss of ten of her crew.[279]
Tempus  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-53 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[10][280]

20 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Annapolis  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 74 nautical miles (137 km) north west of Eagle Island, County Mayo (55°45′N 11°45′W / 55.750°N 11.750°W / 55.750; -11.750) by SM U-61 and SM U-69 (both  Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[281]
August  Russia World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) west of Ireland (50°25′N 16°40′W / 50.417°N 16.667°W / 50.417; -16.667) by SM U-43 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[282]
Ballochbuie  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) east of the Isle of May, Fife by SM UC-41 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of three of her crew.[10][283]
Caithness  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) north west by north of Cape Ortegal, Spain (45°48′N 11°07′W / 45.800°N 11.117°W / 45.800; -11.117) by SM U-52 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 47 crew.[10][284]
Erith  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) south of Girdleness, Aberdeenshire by SM UC-44 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[285]
Emma  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) south west by south of the Fastnet Rock (49°55′N 14°40′W / 49.917°N 14.667°W / 49.917; -14.667) by SM U-50 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of two crew.[286]
Georgios  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 11 nautical miles (20 km) south east of La Vieille, Finistère, France (47°56′N 4°27′W / 47.933°N 4.450°W / 47.933; -4.450) by SM UC-21 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[287]
Grecian  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 22 nautical miles (41 km) north east by east of the Longstone Lighthouse, Northumberland by SM UC-44 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[288]
HMT Loch Eye  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea 1.25 nautical miles (2.32 km) south west of Hook Point, County Waterford (52°08′N 6°59′W / 52.133°N 6.983°W / 52.133; -6.983 with the loss of seven of her crew.[289]
Lowdale  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) west by north of Gibraltar by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][290][291]
Malakand  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 145 nautical miles (269 km) west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (49°20′N 10°00′W / 49.333°N 10.000°W / 49.333; -10.000) by SM U-84 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[10][292]
Nentmoor  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 140 nautical miles (260 km) west of Gibraltar (32°25′N 8°02′W / 32.417°N 8.033°W / 32.417; -8.033) by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][293]
HMS Nepaulin  Royal Navy World War I: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Dyck Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of nineteen of her crew.[294]
HMT Othonna  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (56°17′N 2°27′W / 56.283°N 2.450°W / 56.283; -2.450) with the loss of nine of her crew.[295]
Portloe  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°13′N 14°10′W / 51.217°N 14.167°W / 51.217; -14.167) by SM U-67 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 24 crew.[296]
Ringholm  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off St. Abb's Head, Berwickshire, United Kingdom by SM UC-41 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[297]
HMT Ruthin Castle  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Skinningrove, Yorkshire (54°37′N 0°53′W / 54.617°N 0.883°W / 54.617; -0.883) with the loss of nine of her crew.[298]
San Hilario  United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 270 nautical miles (500 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock (50°55′N 16°28′W / 50.917°N 16.467°W / 50.917; -16.467) by SM U-43 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][299]
Torr Head  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) north west by north of the Fastnet Rock (52°10′N 14°00′W / 52.167°N 14.000°W / 52.167; -14.000) by SM U-60 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][300]

21 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Diadem  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) south west by west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-50 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][301]
Emile et Charlotte  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay north east of the Île d'Yeu, Vendée by SM UC-21 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[302]
SMS G42  Kaiserliche Marine World War I: Battle of Dover Strait: The Großes Torpedoboot 1913-class torpedo boat was rammed and sunk in the Strait of Dover by HMS Broke ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 36 of her 83 crew.
SMS G85  Kaiserliche Marine World War I: Battle of Dover Strait: The Großes Torpedoboot 1913-class torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Dover by HMS Swift ( Royal Navy).
Gerda  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south west of Sumburgh Head, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by SM UC-55 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[303]
Giosue  Italy World War I: The brigantine was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tunis, Tunisia (37°53′N 10°06′E / 37.883°N 10.100°E / 37.883; 10.100) by SM U-32 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[304]
Jedburgh  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea (35 nautical miles (65 km) north north west of Foula by SM UC-33 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[305]
Peik  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of Coquet Island, Northumberland, United Kingdom by SM UC-44 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[306]
Pontiac  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 56 nautical miles (104 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (50°31′N 10°09′W / 50.517°N 10.150°W / 50.517; -10.150) by SM U-53 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of two crew.[10][307]
Sebek  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 145 nautical miles (269 km) north west of Tory Island, County Donegal (56°12′N 12°20′W / 56.200°N 12.333°W / 56.200; -12.333) by SM U-70 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[10][308]
Skjold  Norway World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°41′N 14°37′W / 51.683°N 14.617°W / 51.683; -14.617) by SM U-61 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[309]
Telena  United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 170 nautical miles (310 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°16′N 14°00′W / 51.267°N 14.000°W / 51.267; -14.000) by SM U-61 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][310]
SM UC-30  Kaiserliche Marine World War I: The Type UC II submarine struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 66 nautical miles (122 km) west of Nymindegab, Denmark with the loss of all 26 crew.
Ville de Dieppe  France World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of the Île d'Oléron, Charente-Maritime (45°59′N 1°52′W / 45.983°N 1.867°W / 45.983; -1.867) by SM UC-21 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived and were rescued by a French Navy submarine.[311]
Warrior  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) north east of the Fratelli Rocks, Tunisia with the loss of a crew member.[312]
Yeovil  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) north north west of Foula by SM UC-33 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[41][313]

22 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Arethusa  United Kingdom World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) north west of Eagle Island, County Mayo by SM UC-66 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[314]
Blaatind  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) off Civitavecchia, Lazio, Italy (42°28′N 10°59′E / 42.467°N 10.983°E / 42.467; 10.983) by SM U-33 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of two crew.[315]
Capenor  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off La Pallice, Charente-Maritime, France (46°06′N 1°17′W / 46.100°N 1.283°W / 46.100; -1.283). Her crew survived.[316]
Giskø  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (61°03′N 3°28′E / 61.050°N 3.467°E / 61.050; 3.467 by SM U-21 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[317]
Godø  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 16 nautical miles (30 km) east of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by SM UC-41 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[318]
Maria S.  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Civitavecchia by SM U-33 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[319]
HMML 431  Royal Navy The motor launch was lost on this date.[16]
Neepawah  Canada World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) south west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom by SM U-53 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][320]
Nightingale  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 26 nautical miles (48 km) south of Aberdeen by SM UC-44 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[321]
Percy Birdsall  United States World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the Gironde Estuary by SM UC-21 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[322]
Theodore William  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) off the Shetland Islands (60°45′N 0°13′E / 60.750°N 0.217°E / 60.750; 0.217) by SM U-21 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[323]
Unione  Italy World War I: The brigantine was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Civitavecchia (42°01′N 10°54′E / 42.017°N 10.900°E / 42.017; 10.900) by SM U-33 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[324]
Valerie  Norway World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of the Cordouan Lighthouse, Charente Maritime by SM UC-21 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[325]
Vestelv  Norway World War I: The full-rigged ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) off Tory Island, County Donegal, United Kingdom by SM U-93 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[326]
Woodward Abrahams  United States World War I: The three-masted schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 407 nautical miles (754 km) west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-43 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[327]

23 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Acadian  Norway World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 65 nautical miles (120 km) north west of Tory Island, County Donegal, United Kingdom (55°44′N 9°30′W / 55.733°N 9.500°W / 55.733; -9.500) by SM U-52 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[328]
Auriac  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) east south east of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire by SM UC-44 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[10][329]
Bandiera E. Moro  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of Tangier, Morocco by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[330]
Baron Stjernblad  Denmark World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north east of Eyemouth, Berwickshire by SM UC-44 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[331]
Boro  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Aegean Sea east of Rhodes, Greece by SM UB-42 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[332]
Calluna  Denmark World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (48°51′N 8°38′W / 48.850°N 8.633°W / 48.850; -8.633) by SM U-61 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[333]
Cenobic  Belgium World War I: The fishing vessel struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Le Tréport, Seine-Maritime, France with the loss of four of her crew.[334]
Dykland  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-50 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][335]
Eptapyrgion  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west of the Isles of Scilly by SM U-53 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][336]
Imataka  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) south south west of the Daunt Rock by SM UC-47 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][337]
Lena  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of the Isles of Scilly (48°45′N 8°30′W / 48.750°N 8.500°W / 48.750; -8.500) by SM U-61 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of all 25 crew.[338]
HMT Lena Melling  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Elbow Lightship ( United Kingdom) (51°22′30″N 1°33′30″E / 51.37500°N 1.55833°E / 51.37500; 1.55833) with the loss of eleven of her crew.[339]
Marita  Norway World War I: The full-rigged ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 110 nautical miles (200 km) west of St. Kilda, Inverness-shire, United Kingdom (58°21′N 10°34′W / 58.350°N 10.567°W / 58.350; -10.567) by SM U-82 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[340]
Oswald  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-50 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][341]
HMT Rose II  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea off Belfast, County Down (54°44′N 5°38′W / 54.733°N 5.633°W / 54.733; -5.633) with the loss of six of her crew.[342]
Savio  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 20 nautical miles (37 km) south east of Belle Île, Morbihan, France by SM UC-36 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[343]
Scot  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) east by north of St Abb's Head (56°02′N 1°46′W / 56.033°N 1.767°W / 56.033; -1.767) by SM UC-44 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[344]
Stegg  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea (60 nautical miles (110 km) east of Lerwick, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (60°41′N 0°37′E / 60.683°N 0.617°E / 60.683; 0.617) by SM UC-41 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[345]
Svanen  Denmark World War I: The full-rigged ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) west north west of Muckle Flugga, Shetland Islands by SM U-60 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of two crew.[346]

24 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Amulree  United Kingdom World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) north by east of Tory Island, County Donegal (56°10′N 8°40′W / 56.167°N 8.667°W / 56.167; -8.667) by SM U-81 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[347]
Anglesea  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean[348] 160 nautical miles (300 km) south west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (48°56′N 10°17′W / 48.933°N 10.283°W / 48.933; -10.283) by SM U-53 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[349]
Barnton  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 40 nautical miles (74 km) west by south of Pointe de Chassiron, Île d'Oléron, Charente-Maritime, France (45°40′N 2°12′W / 45.667°N 2.200°W / 45.667; -2.200) by SM UC-21 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of fourteen of her crew.[10][350]
Bien Aime Prof. Luigi  United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape St. Vincent, Portugal (36°53′N 9°10′W / 36.883°N 9.167°W / 36.883; -9.167) by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[351]
Clan Galbraith  Norway World War I: The four-masted barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (52°30′N 14°00′W / 52.500°N 14.000°W / 52.500; -14.000) by SM U-70 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[352]
Cordelia  Sweden World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean[353] (51°08′N 15°13′W / 51.133°N 15.217°W / 51.133; -15.217 (Cordelia)) by SM U-43 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[94][354]
Eos  Denmark World War I: The three-masted schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (52°40′N 14°45′W / 52.667°N 14.750°W / 52.667; -14.750) by SM U-70 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[355]
Ferndene  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west of the Bishop Rock by SM U-53 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of nine crew.[10][356]
Heather  United Kingdom World War I: The drifter was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) west by nort of the Bishop Rock (49°52′N 6°48′W / 49.867°N 6.800°W / 49.867; -6.800) by SM UC-47 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[357]
Kenilworth  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) west by south of Point St. Mathieu, Finistère, France (48°17′N 4°48′W / 48.283°N 4.800°W / 48.283; -4.800) by SM UC-36 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[358]
La Providence  France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Loire Estuary by SM UC-36 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[359]
HMT Margate  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off Spurn Head, Yorkshire by SM UC-50 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of thirteen of her crew.[360]
Marie Blanche  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) north of Cherbourg, Seine Maritime (50°08′N 1°37′W / 50.133°N 1.617°W / 50.133; -1.617) by SM UB-32 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[361]
Mayfly  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 75 nautical miles (139 km) north east by east of Scarborough, Yorkshire by SM UC-50 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of three of her crew.[362]
Metropolis  Norway World War I: The four-masted barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean south west of the Isles of Scilly (48°30′N 11°15′W / 48.500°N 11.250°W / 48.500; -11.250) by SM U-61 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[363]
Minister Tak van Poortvliet  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) off IJmuiden, North Holland (52°42′N 3°32′E / 52.700°N 3.533°E / 52.700; 3.533) by SM UB-10 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[364]
Nordsøen  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape St. Vincent (37°02′N 8°54′W / 37.033°N 8.900°W / 37.033; -8.900) by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[365]
Plutus  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 9 nautical miles (17 km) north West of Trevose Head, Cornwall (50°41′N 5°07′W / 50.683°N 5.117°W / 50.683; -5.117) by SM UC-47 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss if a crew member.[10][16][366]
Thistleard  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 135 nautical miles (250 km) west north west of Tory Island (55°10′N 12°00′W / 55.167°N 12.000°W / 55.167; -12.000) by SM U-82 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][367]
Torvore  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape St. Vincent (37°00′N 8°54′W / 37.000°N 8.900°W / 37.000; -8.900) by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[368]
Upton Castle  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) east of the Longstone Lighthouse, Northumberland by SM UC-29 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[369]
Valkyrian  Sweden World War I: The three-masted schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland[370] by SM U-70 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[371]
Vestdal  Norway World War I: The full-rigged ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 280 nautical miles (520 km) west of Ireland (52°19′N 15°18′W / 52.317°N 15.300°W / 52.317; -15.300) by SM U-70 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[372]
Vilhelm Krag  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) west of the Pildale Lighthouse, Portugal (37°03′N 8°44′W / 37.050°N 8.733°W / 37.050; -8.733) by SM U-35 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[373]

25 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Abosso  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock (57°10′N 14°58′W / 57.167°N 14.967°W / 57.167; -14.967) by SM U-43 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 65 lives.[10][374]
Baigorry  France World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 15 nautical miles (28 km) south south east of Belle Île, Morbihan (47°04′N 2°54′W / 47.067°N 2.900°W / 47.067; -2.900) by SM UC-21 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[375]
Ballarat  United Kingdom World War I: The troopship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 24 nautical miles (44 km) south by west of the Wolf Rock, Cornwall (49°33′N 5°36′W / 49.550°N 5.600°W / 49.550; -5.600) by SM UB-32 ( Kaiserliche Marine). She was taken under tow but consequently sank (49°51′45″N 5°19′00″W / 49.86250°N 5.31667°W / 49.86250; -5.31667). Her crew and the troops on board survived.[376]
Elisabeth  Denmark World War I: An attempt was made to scuttle the schooner in the Atlantic Ocean 70 to 80 nautical miles (130 to 150 km) south west of Ireland (51°02′N 12°05′W / 51.033°N 12.083°W / 51.033; -12.083) by SM U-53 ( Kaiserliche Marine). The derelict ship was discovered 180 nautical miles (330 km)) north west of the Fastnet Rock on 30 April by SM U-81 ( Kaiserliche Marine), which also attempted to scuttle her, but she was kept afloat by her cargo of Pitch Pine. Although declared a constructive total loss, she was subsequently repaired and returned to service.[377]
Elizabeth  Netherlands World War I: The lugger was scuttled in the North Sea (52°36′N 3°40′E / 52.600°N 3.667°E / 52.600; 3.667) by SM UB-10 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[378]
Este  Denmark World War I: The barque was sunk in the North Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of Egerø, Norway (58°25′N 3°48′E / 58.417°N 3.800°E / 58.417; 3.800) by SM UB-34 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[379]
Étendard  French Navy World War I: The Branlebas-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk by an Imperial German Navy destroyer in the North Sea off Dunquerque, Nord, France, with the loss of all hands.[380]
Glenesk  Norway World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 75 nautical miles (139 km) west north west of Eagle Island, County Mayo, United Kingdom by SM U-81 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[381]
Havila  Denmark World War I: The barque was sunk on the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) east north east of North Rona,United Kingdom by SM U-58 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[382]
Hawthornbank  Denmark World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) north by east of North Rona by SM U-58 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of nine crew.[383]
Heathfield  Norway World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 53 nautical miles (98 km) west by north of Eagle Island by SM U-81 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[384]
Hesperides  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) north west of the Fastnet Rock (52°00′N 13°50′W / 52.000°N 13.833°W / 52.000; -13.833) by SM U-69 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[10][385]
Hirondelle  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 13 nautical miles (24 km) south by east of Belle Île, Morbihan, France by SM UC-36 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[386]
Invermay  United Kingdom World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) north west by north of Eagle Island (54°40′N 11°00′W / 54.667°N 11.000°W / 54.667; -11.000) by SM U-81 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[387]
Laura  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was set afire and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°20′N 13°30′W / 51.333°N 13.500°W / 51.333; -13.500) by SM U-53 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[388]
Stephanosis  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-82 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of six of her crew.[10][389]
Sokoto  Denmark World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) north east by north of North Rona by SM U-58 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[390]
Swanmore  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 230 nautical miles (430 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-43 and SM U-93 (both  Kaiserliche Marine) She was then torpedoed and sunk by SM U-50 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of eleven crew.[391]

26 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Active  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 65 nautical miles (120 km) east by south of the Longstone Lighthouse by SM UC-50 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[392]
Agnes Cairns  United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) north east of Alderney, Channel Islands by SM UC-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[393]
Aigle  France World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the English Channel 11 nautical miles (20 km) south west of Start Point, Devon, United Kingdom by SM UC-47 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[394]
Alhama  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Calais, Pas-de-Calais, France. Her crew survived.[395]
Amsteldijk  Netherlands World War I: The trawler was sunk in the North Sea off the Haaks Lightship ( Netherlands) (52°56′N 4°10′E / 52.933°N 4.167°E / 52.933; 4.167) by SM UC-63 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew were rescued by the trawler Voorbode ( Netherlands.[396]
Athole  United Kingdom World War I: The auxiliary ketch was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of the Owers Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UC-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[397]
Augusta  Italy The barque was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea north east of Cap Bon, Tunisia (37°22′N 11°31′E / 37.367°N 11.517°E / 37.367; 11.517) by SM UC-27 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[398]
Boy Dennis  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) south south west of Start Point, Devon by SM UC-21 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[399]
Bretagne et Vendée  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel off Alderney (49°51′N 2°04′W / 49.850°N 2.067°W / 49.850; -2.067) by SM UC-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[400]
Chertsey  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north of Algiers, Algeria (36°52′N 3°05′W / 36.867°N 3.083°W / 36.867; -3.083) by SM UC-67 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][291][401]
Ehrglis  Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was set afire and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°50′N 17°49′W / 51.833°N 17.817°W / 51.833; -17.817) by SM U-43 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[402]
Gennarino  Italy World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Cap Bon (37°26′N 11°26′E / 37.433°N 11.433°E / 37.433; 11.433) by SM UC-27 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[403]
Harflete  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (51°54′N 14°48′W / 51.900°N 14.800°W / 51.900; -14.800) by SM U-70 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[10][404]
Hekla  Norway World War I: The three-masted schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) north west of the Slyne Head Lighthouse, County Galway, United Kingdom by SM U-53 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[405]
Hektoria  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°38′N 18°40′W / 50.633°N 18.667°W / 50.633; -18.667) by SM U-43 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[406]
John Lockett  Norway World War I: The barque was scuttled in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) south of The Lizard, Cornwall, United Kingdom (49°32′N 5°05′W / 49.533°N 5.083°W / 49.533; -5.083) by SM UC-47 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[407]
Kong Oscar II  Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Seine Estuary by SM UB-38 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[408]
Monitor  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) south by east of Cap d'Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France (43°11′N 7°52′E / 43.183°N 7.867°E / 43.183; 7.867) by SM U-33 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[409]
HMT Plantin  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of Anvil Point, Dorset with the loss of nine of her crew.[410]
HMT Repro  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Tod Head, Aberdeenshire (56°53′N 2°08′W / 56.883°N 2.133°W / 56.883; -2.133) with the loss of thirteen of her crew.[411]
Rio Lages  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 155 nautical miles (287 km) north west by north of the Fastnet Rock (51°38′N 12°52′W / 51.633°N 12.867°W / 51.633; -12.867) by SM U-69 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of three of her crew.[10][412]
Telefon  Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea (54°57′N 1°48′E / 54.950°N 1.800°E / 54.950; 1.800) by SM UC-50 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[413]
Vauxhall  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 110 nautical miles (200 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (51°45′N 12°30′W / 51.750°N 12.500°W / 51.750; -12.500) by SM U-69 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of two of her crew.[10][414]

27 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 April 1917
Ship Country Description
HMT Agile  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of the Sunk Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of three of her crew.[415]
HMS Alfalfa  Royal Navy World War I: The collier was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) off the Isles of Scilly (49°15′N 6°20′W / 49.250°N 6.333°W / 49.250; -6.333) by SM UB-32 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of 30 crew.[291][416]
Beemah  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) south west by south of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM UB-32 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of three of her crew.[291][417]
Burrowa  United Kingdom The four-masted barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) west of the Isles of Scilly by SM UC-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[418]
Dromore  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 140 nautical miles (260 km) west of Tory Island, County Donegal (56°30′N 11°40′W / 56.500°N 11.667°W / 56.500; -11.667) by SM U-58 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[419]
Dunmore Head  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 135 nautical miles (250 km) west of Tory Island (56°12′N 12°00′W / 56.200°N 12.000°W / 56.200; -12.000) by SM U-62 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][420]
Glencluny  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north west of Cape Sigli, Algeria by SM UC-67 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of four of her crew.[10][421]
Good Hope  United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) north north west of Barfleur, Manche, France by SM UC-72 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[422]
Inveramsay  United Kingdom World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Ireland (56°00′N 11°30′W / 56.000°N 11.500°W / 56.000; -11.500) by SM U-62 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of all hands.[423]
Jessie  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 7 nautical miles (13 km) west of Portland Bill, Dorset by SM UB-38 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[424]
Karuma  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of Cape Sigle (37°09′N 4°50′E / 37.150°N 4.833°E / 37.150; 4.833) by SM UC-67 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of two of her crew.[10][425]
Langfond  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°49′N 10°53′W / 58.817°N 10.883°W / 58.817; -10.883) by SM U-58 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[426]
Mafalda  Italy World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea (43°06′N 7°40′E / 43.100°N 7.667°E / 43.100; 7.667) by SM U-33 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[427]
Manchester Citizen  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 240 nautical miles (440 km) north west of the Fastnet Rock (52°30′N 15°40′W / 52.500°N 15.667°W / 52.500; -15.667) by SM U-70 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member.[428]
Margaret B. Rouss  United States The schooner was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 42 nautical miles (78 km) south of Monaco by SM U-33 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[429]
Nidelven  Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north east of Coquet Island, Northumberland, United Kingdom (55°29′N 1°27′W / 55.483°N 1.450°W / 55.483; -1.450) with the loss of three of her crew.[430]
Ragnhild  Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of the mouth of the River Tyne (55°16′N 1°22′W / 55.267°N 1.367°W / 55.267; -1.367) with the loss of two of her crew.[431]
Uranus  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-81 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[432]
Verjø  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of the Stiff Lighthouse, Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UC-36 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of ten of her crew.[433]

28 April[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Alu Mendi  Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) south south east of the Tuskar Rock, Ireland by SM UC-65 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[434]
Anne Marie  Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) north west of Ireland by SM U-70 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[435]
Bullmouth  United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 125 nautical miles (232 km) north west by west of Tory Island, County Donegal (58°34′N 10°50′W / 58.567°N 10.833°W / 58.567; -10.833) by SM U-58 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[10][436]
Carmelo Padre  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Messina by SM U-63 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[437]
Condor  Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UC-36 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[438]
Diana  Denmark World War I: The barquentine was damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (49°40′N 13°10′W / 49.667°N 13.167°W / 49.667; -13.167) by SM U-93 ( Kaiserliche Marine). She was subsequently towed in to Queenstown, County Cork, United Kingdom where she was declared a total loss. Diana was later repaired and returned to service.[439]
Giuseppe Padre I  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Messina by SM U-63 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[440]
Giuseppina G.  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Messina by SM U-63 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[441]
I Due Fratelli P.  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Messina by SM U-63 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[442]
Jose de Larrinaga  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°32′N 13°20′W / 51.533°N 13.333°W / 51.533; -13.333) by SM U-81 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of twelve crew.[443]
Juliette  France World War I: The sailing vessel struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Mostaganem, Algeria.[444]
Karonga  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Messina 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south south east of Cape Schio, Italy by SM U-63 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of eighteen crew. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[10][445]
Lisetta  Italy World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) west of the Îles Sanguinaires, France by SM U-33 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[446]
Medina  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Start Point, Devon (50°15′N 3°30′W / 50.250°N 3.500°W / 50.250; -3.500) by SM UB-31 ( Kaiserliche Marine).
Natale B.  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Messina by SM U-63 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[447]
Niobe  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta by SM UC-37 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[448]
Olga  Russia World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Barents Sea 89 nautical miles (165 km) off the North Cape, Finnmark, Norway by SM U-45 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[449]
Pontiac  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 70 nautical miles (130 km) north east of Marsa Susa, Libya (34°04′N 22°06′E / 34.067°N 22.100°E / 34.067; 22.100) by SM UC-74 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of a crew member. Four of the survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[450]
Port Jackson  United Kingdom World War I: The four-masted barque was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock (51°00′N 14°02′W / 51.000°N 14.033°W / 51.000; -14.033) by SM U-67 ( Kaiserliche Marine) with the loss of fourteen crew.[451]
Pursue  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel 12 nautical miles (22 km) south west of Bolt Head, Devon by SM UB-32 ( Kaiserliche Marine). Her crew survived.[452]
San Francesco Di Paola  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Messina by SM U-63 ( Kaiserliche Marine).[453]
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