List of shipwrecks in February 1917

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


February 1917
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1 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Ada  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) north north west of Trevose Head, Cornwall by SM U-55 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[1]
Butron  Spain World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 90 nautical miles (170 km) off Punta Galea, Biscay (44°53′N 3°52′W / 44.883°N 3.867°W / 44.883; -3.867) by SM U-67 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2]
Essonite  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) north north west of Trevose Head (50°35′N 5°04′W / 50.583°N 5.067°W / 50.583; -5.067) by SM U-55 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of ten crew.[3][4]
Gamma  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Land's End, Cornwall (51°08′N 6°56′W / 51.133°N 6.933°W / 51.133; -6.933) by SM UC-46 ( Imperial German Navy).[5] Her crew were rescued by Vondel ( Netherlands).[6]
Ida Duncan  United Kingdom The tug foundered in Tees Bay with the loss of six of her crew.[7]
Inverlyon  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) north by west of Trevose Head (50°47′N 5°05′W / 50.783°N 5.083°W / 50.783; -5.083) by SM U-55 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8]
Jerv  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, United Kingdom (54°16′N 0°09′E / 54.267°N 0.150°E / 54.267; 0.150) by SM UC-32 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[9]
Portia  Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Flamborough Head (53°45′N 0°19′E / 53.750°N 0.317°E / 53.750; 0.317). Her crew survived.[10]
Sainte Hélène  France World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off the La Coubre Lighthouse, Charente-Maritime. Her crew survived.[11]

2 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 February 1917
Ship Country Description
HMT Cotsmuir  Royal Navy The naval trawler foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all thirteen crew.[12]
Elikon  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Cape Penas, Spain (43°44′N 6°16′W / 43.733°N 6.267°W / 43.733; -6.267) by SM U-67 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[13]
Gabrielle  France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) west north west of Cap d'Antifer, Seine-Maritime by SM UB-23 ( Imperial German Navy).[14]
Garnet Hill  Russia World War I: The four-masted barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland (51°10′N 11°40′W / 51.167°N 11.667°W / 51.167; -11.667) by SM U-45 ( Imperial German Navy). A German crew member was taken on board U-45.[15]
HMT G.S.P.  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[16]
HMT Holdene  Royal Navy World War I: the naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea east of the Shipwash Lightship ( United Kingdom) (52°01′N 1°54′E / 52.017°N 1.900°E / 52.017; 1.900) with the loss of seven of her crew.[17]
Isle of Arran  United Kingdom World War I: The full-rigged ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) south of the Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork (50°15′N 7°05′W / 50.250°N 7.083°W / 50.250; -7.083) by SM UC-45 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[18]
Loch Broom  United Kingdom The four-masted barque was sunk by German submarine SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy) at 50°10′N 10°10′W / 50.167°N 10.167°W / 50.167; -10.167
Odin  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) north of the Créac'h Lighthouse, Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[19]
Pomoschnick  Russia World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-55 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[20]
Songdal  Norway World War I: The four-masted barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (50°10′N 10°15′W / 50.167°N 10.250°W / 50.167; -10.250) by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[21]
Uhlenhorst  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Grasbrook-class Vorpostenboot was sunk by mines off Helgoland.[22]

3 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Belford  United Kingdom World War I: The full-rigged ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 110 nautical miles (200 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (50°34′N 12°16′W / 50.567°N 12.267°W / 50.567; -12.267) by SM U-45 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][23]
Confiante  France Woprld War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 16 nautical miles (30 km) north of the Île de Batz, Finistère (49°04′N 4°10′W / 49.067°N 4.167°W / 49.067; -4.167) by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[24]
Eavestone  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 95 nautical miles (176 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (approximately 51°N 12°W / 51°N 12°W / 51; -12) by SM U-45 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five crew.[4][16][25]
Goeland  France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Triagoz, Côtes-du-Nord (49°04′N 4°10′W / 49.067°N 4.167°W / 49.067; -4.167) by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy).[26]
Hollinside  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic OCean 115 nautical miles (213 km) west south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-43 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[4][27]
Housatonic  United States World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (49°35′N 6°08′W / 49.583°N 6.133°W / 49.583; -6.133) by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[28]
Lars Kruse  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 16 nautical miles (30 km) north of Ouessant by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seventeen crew.[29]
Port Adelaide  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 (48°49′N 11°40′W / 48.817°N 11.667°W / 48.817; -11.667) by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[4][30]
Sainte Marie  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 12 nautical miles (22 km) north of the Île de Batz by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy).[31]
Songelv  Norway World War I: The full-rigged ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west south west of the Fastnet Rock (50°20′N 11°10′W / 50.333°N 11.167°W / 50.333; -11.167) by SM U-43 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[32]
Tamara  Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) west south west of the Fastnet Rock (50°26′N 12°15′W / 50.433°N 12.250°W / 50.433; -12.250) by SM U-54 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[33]
Wasdale  Norway World War I: The full-rigged ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west south west of the Fastnet Rock (50°22′N 11°53′W / 50.367°N 11.883°W / 50.367; -11.883) by SM U-43 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[34]

4 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Aimée Maria  France World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (49°27′N 6°40′W / 49.450°N 6.667°W / 49.450; -6.667) by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[35]
Anna Maria  France World War I: The barquentine was sunk in the English Channel (49°37′N 5°10′W / 49.617°N 5.167°W / 49.617; -5.167) by SM U-83 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[36]
Bangphutis  Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of the Isles of Scilly (49°35′N 6°25′W / 49.583°N 6.417°W / 49.583; -6.417) by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy).[37]
Cerera  Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) north of the Stiff Lighthouse, Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy).[38]
Coquette  France World War I: The topsail schooner was sunk in the English Channel 28 nautical miles (52 km) south of The Lizard, Cornwall, United Kingdom by SM U-83 ( Imperial German Navy).[39]
Dauntless  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Pointe de la Coubre, Gironde, France (45°36′N 1°10′W / 45.600°N 1.167°W / 45.600; -1.167) by SM UB-39 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of fifteen crew.[4][40] Four survivors were rescued by the fishing vessel Mamelena ( Spain).[41]
Eridania  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 96 nautical miles (178 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-45 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[42]
Floridian  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock (50°42′N 14°39′W / 50.700°N 14.650°W / 50.700; -14.650) by SM U-54 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five crew. Three survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[4][43]
Ghazee  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south south west of Galley Head, County Cork by SM U-60 ( Imperial German Navy). She was beached but was declared a total loss. Her crew survived.[4][44]
Maria  Italy World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (49°40′N 11°50′W / 49.667°N 11.833°W / 49.667; -11.833) by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy).[45]
Marthe  France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 18 nautical miles (33 km) south south east of the Isles of Scilly (49°42′N 6°00′W / 49.700°N 6.000°W / 49.700; -6.000) by SM UC-45 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[46]
Palm Leaf  United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 230 nautical miles (430 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (approximately 51°N 15°W / 51°N 15°W / 51; -15) by SM U-54 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but two of them were taken as prisoners of war.[4][47]
Solbakken  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) south west of Ouessant by SM UC-24 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of fifteen of her crew.[48]
Thor II  Norway World War I: The barque was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) west of Ireland (50°18′N 11°48′W / 50.300°N 11.800°W / 50.300; -11.800) by SM U-45 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, three people were rescued by U-45.[49]
Turino  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 174 nautical miles (322 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (50°25′N 13°50′W / 50.417°N 13.833°W / 50.417; -13.833) by SM U-43 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four crew.[4][50]

5 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Anna Prosper  Belgium World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk, United Kingdom by SM UB-40 ( Imperial German Navy).[51]
Azul  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-54 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eleven crew.[4][52]
Bråvalla  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom[53] (49°40′N 6°45′W / 49.667°N 6.750°W / 49.667; -6.750) by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[54]
Emerald  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off Norfolk by SM UB-40 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[55][56]
Hurstwood  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) north east of Whitby, Yorkshire (54°35′N 0°35′W / 54.583°N 0.583°W / 54.583; -0.583) by SM UB-34 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[57]
Lorton  Peru World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 11 nautical miles (20 km) east of Santander, Cantabria, Spain by SM U-67 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[58]
Lux  United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of Mizen Head, County Cork by SM U-60 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all 29 crew.[59]
Primrose  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler strruck a mine and sank in the North Sea 17 nautical miles (31 km) south south west of Tod Head, Aberdeenshire with the loss of nine of her crew.[60]
Resolute  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 64 nautical miles (119 km) east by south of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire (55°56′N 0°15′W / 55.933°N 0.250°W / 55.933; -0.250) by SM UB-22 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56][61]
Vestra  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (54°46′N 1°07′W / 54.767°N 1.117°W / 54.767; -1.117) by SM UB-35 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[62]
Warley Pickering  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 46 nautical miles (85 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-60 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[63]
Wartenfels  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (50°10′N 11°59′W / 50.167°N 11.983°W / 50.167; -11.983) by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[4][64]
Yvonne  France World World I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 20 nautical miles (37 km) west of Arcachon, Gironde by SM UB-39 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[65]

6 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Adelaide  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was sunk in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east north east of the mouth of the River Tyne by SM UB-22 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[66]
Balgownie  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary (51°46′N 1°32′E / 51.767°N 1.533°E / 51.767; 1.533) with the loss of a crew member.[67]
Cliftonian  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km) south by east of Galley Head, County Cork (51°28′N 8°55′W / 51.467°N 8.917°W / 51.467; -8.917) by SM U-85 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][16][68]
Crown Point  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 55 nautical miles (102 km) west of the Isles of Scilly (50°06′N 7°46′W / 50.100°N 7.767°W / 50.100; -7.767) by SM U-83 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven of her crew.[4][69]
Ellavore  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) north of Cap Villano, Spain by SM UC-24 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[70]
Ferruccio  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea off Whitby, Yorkshire, United Kingdom by SM UB-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[71]
Havgard  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) north east of Cape Villano by SM UC-24 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[72]
HMT Longset  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Bristol Channel off Barry Island, Glamorgan with the loss of eight of her crew.[73]
Perseo  Regia Marina The Pegaso-class torpedo boat collided with Astore ( Regia Marina) and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Stromboli.[74]
Romeo  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 70 nautical miles (130 km) east of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland (56°50′N 0°00′E / 56.833°N 0.000°E / 56.833; 0.000) by SM UB-22 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56][75]
Rupert  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 42 nautical miles (78 km) east nort east of the mouth of the River Tyne by SM UB-22 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56][76]
Saxon Briton  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) north north east of Gurnard's Head, Cornwall (50°13′N 5°35′W / 50.217°N 5.583°W / 50.217; -5.583) by SM U-55 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[4][77]

7 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Aphrodite  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Alexandria, Egypt by SM U-38 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[78]
Boyne Castle  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) north east of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire by SM UB-22 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[79]
California  United Kingdom World War I: The ocean liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 38 nautical miles (70 km) west of The Fastnet Rock (51°10′N 9°24′W / 51.167°N 9.400°W / 51.167; -9.400) by SM U-85 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 43 lives.[80]
Corsican Prince  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of Whitby, Yorkshire (54°30′N 0°31′W / 54.500°N 0.517°W / 54.500; -0.517) by SM UB-34 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[4][81]
Diaz  Russia World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Ireland(50°05′N 8°43′W / 50.083°N 8.717°W / 50.083; -8.717) by SM U-83 ( Imperial German Navy).[82]
Gravina  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 85 nautical miles (157 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (51°03′N 11°30′W / 51.050°N 11.500°W / 51.050; -11.500) by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven of her crew. Five survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[4][83]
Hans Kinck  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea off the Noordhinder Lightship ( Netherlands) by SM UC-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[84]
Noella  French Navy World War I: the naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off Le Havre, Seine-Maritime.[85]
Saint Ninian  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Whitby (54°30′N 0°32′W / 54.500°N 0.533°W / 54.500; -0.533) by SM UB-34 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of fifteen crew.
Saxonian  United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 270 nautical miles (500 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock (50°26′N 16°26′W / 50.433°N 16.433°W / 50.433; -16.433) by SM U-54 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[4][86]
Shakespeare  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off the Firth of Forth by SM UB-22 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of nine crew.[87]
Storskog  Norway World War I: The full-rigged ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-60 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[88]
Väring  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) east north east of Noup Head, Orkney Islands, United Kingdom[89] by SM U-78 ( Imperial German Navy).[90] Her crew survived.
Vedamore  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (51°17′N 10°03′W / 51.283°N 10.050°W / 51.283; -10.050) by SM U-85 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 23 of her crew.[4][91]
Wallace  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean (50°30′N 15°05′W / 50.500°N 15.083°W / 50.500; -15.083 by SM U-54 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member and another taken as a prisoner of war Survivors abandoned ship and were rescued by a Royal Navy warship.[92]
Yola  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM U-55 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all 33 crew.[93]

8 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 February 1917
Ship Country Description
HMT Aivern  Royal Navy The naval trawler was sunk in the Western Approaches.[16][94]
Derika  Netherlands World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea (52°53′N 3°20′E / 52.883°N 3.333°E / 52.883; 3.333) by SM UC-33 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[95]
Elswick Manor  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off Southwold, Suffolk. She was beached at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Subsequently refloated, repaired and returned to service.[96]
Guillame Tell  France World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of Trevose Head, Cornwall, United Kingdom by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[97]
HMS Gurkha  Royal Navy World War I: The Tribal-class destroyer struck a mine set by SM UC-47 and sank in the English Channel off Dungeness, Kent (50°51′20″N 0°53′17″E / 50.85556°N 0.88806°E / 50.85556; 0.88806). There were five survivors out of her 79 crew.
Hanna Larsen  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east by north of Spurn Point, Yorkshire (53°42′N 0°39′E / 53.700°N 0.650°E / 53.700; 0.650) by SM UC-39 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[4][98]
Ida  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) south east of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire by SM UC-39 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[99]
Lullington  United Kingdom World War I: The collier struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of the Royal Sovereign Lightship ( United Kingdom) (50°43′N 0°32′E / 50.717°N 0.533°E / 50.717; 0.533). Her crew survived.[16][100]
SMS M56  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type 1915 minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea.[101]
Mary Ann  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 18 nautical miles (33 km) north north east of St. Ives Head, Cornwall by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56][102]
SM UC-39  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UC II submarine was depth charged, shelled and sunk in the North Sea off Flamborough Head (53°56′N 0°05′E / 53.933°N 0.083°E / 53.933; 0.083) by HMS Thrasher ( Royal Navy) with the loss of seven of her crew.[103]
SM UC-46  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UC II submarine was rammed and sunk in the English Channel off the Goodwin Sands, Kent, United Kingdom (51°07′N 1°39′E / 51.117°N 1.650°E / 51.117; 1.650) by HMS Liberty ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 26 crew.

9 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Benbow  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) off Inchcape, Forfarshire by SM UB-22 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[104]
Duke of York  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 34 nautical miles (63 km) east by south of Girdle Ness, Aberdeenshire by SM UB-22 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56][105]
Mantola  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo liner sank after being torpedoed the previous day in the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Ireland 143 nautical miles (265 km) off Fastnet Rock (49°55′N 12°25′W / 49.917°N 12.417°W / 49.917; -12.417) by U-81 ( Imperial German Navy). Seven crew were killed while abandoning ship. Survivors were rescued by HMS Laburnum ( Royal Navy).[106]
Marianne  Netherlands World War I: The fishing lugger was sunk in the North Sea off the Terschelling Bank Lightship ( Netherlands) (52°30′N 3°10′E / 52.500°N 3.167°E / 52.500; 3.167) by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy). Her eight crew survived.[41][107]
HMT Yesso  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank at Aberdeen (57°09′N 2°03′W / 57.150°N 2.050°W / 57.150; -2.050) with the loss of seven of her crew.[108]

10 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 10 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Athenian  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 105 nautical miles (194 km) east by south of Aberdeen (57°20′N 1°30′E / 57.333°N 1.500°E / 57.333; 1.500) by SM UB-22 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[109]
Beechtree  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 11 nautical miles (20 km) south east of Start Point, Devon (50°08′N 3°23′W / 50.133°N 3.383°W / 50.133; -3.383) by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her fifteen crew survived.[41][110]
Bellax  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south east of the Isle of May, Fife, United Kingdom by SM UB-22 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[111]
HMT Gracie  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[16]
Ireland  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 105 nautical miles (194 km) off Girdle Ness, Aberdeenshire (57°10′N 1°10′E / 57.167°N 1.167°E / 57.167; 1.167) by SM UB-22 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56][112]
Japanese Prince  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 24 nautical miles (44 km) south west of Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (49°36′N 6°46′W / 49.600°N 6.767°W / 49.600; -6.767) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[113]
Netherlee  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 92 nautical miles (170 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (50°44′N 11°45′W / 50.733°N 11.750°W / 50.733; -11.750) by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[4][114]
Ostrich  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 135 nautical miles (250 km) off the Longstone Lighthouse, Farne Islands by SM U-45 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[115]
Paquerette  France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) off Ouessant, Finistère by SM U-83 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[116]
Rancagua  France World War I: The full-rigged ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay (46°20′N 5°30′W / 46.333°N 5.500°W / 46.333; -5.500) by SM UB-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew took to the lifeboats but were not recovered.[117]
Sallagh  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Irish Sea off Bardsey Island, Pembrokeshire by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[4][118]

11 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Ada  United Kingdom World War I: The brigantine was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) south of Anvil Point, Dorset by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[119]
Ashwold  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 130 nautical miles (240 km) north east by north of North Shields, Northumberland by SM UC-44 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[56][120]
Assunta  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) south of Cape Carbonara, Sardinia (38°30′N 9°30′E / 38.500°N 9.500°E / 38.500; 9.500) by SM U-35 ( Imperial German Navy).[121]
Dalmata  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) north west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (49°56′N 5°32′W / 49.933°N 5.533°W / 49.933; -5.533) by SM UB-38 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[122]
Dernes  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 18 nautical miles (33 km) north west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°40′N 5°25′W / 48.667°N 5.417°W / 48.667; -5.417) by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[123]
Lycia  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Irish Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east by north of the South Bishop Lighthouse, Pembrokeshire (52°12′N 5°27′W / 52.200°N 5.450°W / 52.200; -5.450) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][124]
Norwood  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea off Aberdeen by SM UC-29 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eighteen of her crew.[125]
Olivia  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Irish Sea 21 nautical miles (39 km) south west of Bardsey Island, Pembrokeshire by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][126]
Vasilissa Olga  Greece World War I: the cargo ship was scuttled in the English Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south of the Owers Lightship ( United Kingdom) (50°38′N 0°27′E / 50.633°N 0.450°E / 50.633; 0.450) by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy).[127] Her twenty crew survived.[41]
Voltaire  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Irish Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) north north east of the Bishops and Clerks Rocks by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][128]
Woodfield  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off the Royal Sovereign Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). She was beached but was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[129]

12 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Adolf  Sweden World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea[130] off Dennis Head Old Beacon, North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands, United Kingdom (58°53′N 1°32′W / 58.883°N 1.533°W / 58.883; -1.533) by SM UC-44 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[131]
Afric  United Kingdom World War I: The ocean liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) south south west of the Eddystone Lighthouse (49°59′N 4°18′W / 49.983°N 4.300°W / 49.983; -4.300) by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five lives.[132]
Aghios Spyridon  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bristol Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off the Pendeen Lighthouse, Cornwall (50°10′N 5°48′W / 50.167°N 5.800°W / 50.167; -5.800) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy).[133][134]
Brissons  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 9 nautical miles (17 km) west of Trevose Head, Cornwall (50°31′N 5°15′W / 50.517°N 5.250°W / 50.517; -5.250) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[135]
Cilicia  United Kingdom World War I: The collier struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Dassen Island, South Africa.[4][16]
Dale  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 42 nautical miles (78 km) south by east of North Ronaldsay by SM UC-44 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[56][136]
HMT Euston  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in Tees Bay (54°40′N 1°19′W / 54.667°N 1.317°W / 54.667; -1.317) with the loss of ten of her crew.[137]
Foreland  United Kingdom World War I: The collier struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) south by west of the Shipwash Lightship ( United Kingdom) (51°56′N 1°40′E / 51.933°N 1.667°E / 51.933; 1.667). Her crew survived.[16][138]
Hugo Hamilton  Sweden World War I: The auxiliary sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Ireland[139] (55°39′N 12°13′W / 55.650°N 12.217°W / 55.650; -12.217) by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew were rescued by Rio de la Plata ( Norway).[140]
Lucent  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) east of the Lizard, Cornwall (50°20′N 4°43′W / 50.333°N 4.717°W / 50.333; -4.717) by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][16][141]
Lyman M. Law  United States World War I: The four-masted schooner was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) off Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy by SM U-35 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[142]
Nordcap  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France (46°18′N 1°52′W / 46.300°N 1.867°W / 46.300; -1.867) by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[143]
Pinna  United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Irish Sea 7.5 nautical miles (13.9 km) south south east of the South Bishop Lighthouse, Pembrokeshire by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). She was beached at Milford Haven and was later refloated.[144]
West  Norway World War I: The auxiliary schooner was sunk in the North Sea by SM UC-36 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[145]

13 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Barnsley  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 13 nautical miles (24 km) north of Inishtrahull Island, County Donegal by SM U-78 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but two of them were taken as prisoners of war.[56][146]
F. D. Lambert  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) east of the Royal Sovereign Lightship ( United Kingdom). Her crew survived.[147]
Friendship  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was sunk in the Irish Sea off the Smalls Lighthouse by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[148]
King Alfred  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 75 nautical miles (139 km) south of Fair Isle by SM UC-44 ( Imperial German Navy). Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[149]
Percy Roy  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 32 nautical miles (59 km) off Mallorca, Spain by SM U-35 ( Imperial German Navy).[150] Her six crew were rescued by Ciudad ( Spain).[151]
Progreso  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 11 nautical miles (20 km) off Lacanau, Gironde, France by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[152]
HMT Sisters Melville  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north east of Aldeburgh, Suffolk (52°07′N 1°44′E / 52.117°N 1.733°E / 52.117; 1.733) with the loss of seven of her crew.[153]
SMS Staar  Imperial German Navy The naval drifter/Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[154]
Zircon  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Irish Sea 26 nautical miles (48 km) south west of the Smalls Lighthouse by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[155]

14 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Belvoir Castle  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea south east of Buchan Ness, Aberdeenshire (57°17′N 1°30′W / 57.283°N 1.500°W / 57.283; -1.500) by SM UC-44 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[156]
Eudora  United Kingdom World War I: The four-masted barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) south south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM UC-33 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][157]
F-4  Italian Royal Navy The F-class submarine sank in the Ligurian Sea off La Spezia, Italy, during trials. She was refloated and repaired and she returned to service in September 1917.[158]
Ferga  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Irish Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) south of Bardsey Island, Pembrokeshire (50°02′N 5°04′W / 50.033°N 5.067°W / 50.033; -5.067) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][159]
SMS Geier  Imperial German Navy World War I: The auxiliary cruiser was scuttled in the South Atlantic Ocean near Ilha da Trindade.
Greenland  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Irish Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) south west of Bardsey Island (52°30′N 5°05′W / 52.500°N 5.083°W / 52.500; -5.083) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[160]
Hopemoor  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) north west of the Skellig Islands (51°53′N 11°00′W / 51.883°N 11.000°W / 51.883; -11.000) by SM U-60 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[161]
Inishowen Head  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea 1.25 nautical miles (2.32 km) south of Skokholm, Pembrokeshire (51°40′N 5°15′W / 51.667°N 5.250°W / 51.667; -5.250) with the loss of a crew member.[162]
Longscar  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay (45°25′N 1°55′W / 45.417°N 1.917°W / 45.417; -1.917) by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but two of them were taken as prisoners of war.[4][163]
Mar Adriatico  Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay (45°43′N 1°24′W / 45.717°N 1.400°W / 45.717; -1.400) by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[164]
Margarita  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Irish Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) south west by west of Bardsey Island by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][165]
Marie Leonhardt  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) east of the Sunk Lightship ( United Kingdom) (51°53′N 1°40′E / 51.883°N 1.667°E / 51.883; 1.667) with the loss of five of her crew.[166]
Marthe Yvonne  France World War I: The pilot boat was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 15 nautical miles (28 km) west south west of La Coubre Point, Charente-Maritime by SM UC-70 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[167]
Mary Bell  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) east by north of Aberdeen by SM UC-44 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[168]
Mery  Russia World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) south east of Alicante, Spain by SM U-35 ( Imperial German Navy).[169]
Michele  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sicily, Italy by SM U-38 ( Imperial German Navy).[170]
Oceania  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 28 nautical miles (52 km) south of Alicante by SM U-35 ( Imperial German Navy).[171]
Torino  Italy World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the Ionian Sea (36°23′N 19°10′E / 36.383°N 19.167°E / 36.383; 19.167) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy).[172]

15 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Afton  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was scuttled in the Irish Sea 23 nautical miles (43 km) north by east of Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire (52°24′N 5°09′W / 52.400°N 5.150°W / 52.400; -5.150) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][173]
Aline  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 25 nautical miles (46 km) west south west of the La Coubre Lighthouse, Charente-Maritime by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy).[174]
Alma Jeanne  France World War I: The lugger was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay off Les Sables-d'Olonne, Vendée (46°09′N 1°53′W / 46.150°N 1.883°W / 46.150; -1.883) by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy).[175]
Argos  France World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Les Sables-d'Olonne (46°19′N 1°59′W / 46.317°N 1.983°W / 46.317; -1.983) by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her five crew survived.[176]
Brecknockshire  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship, on her maiden voyage, was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 490 nautical miles (910 km) east by north of Cape Frio, Brazil by SMS Möwe( Imperial German Navy). Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[4][177]
Desire Louise  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay (46°09′N 1°43′W / 46.150°N 1.717°W / 46.150; -1.717) by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy).[178]
French Prince  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 490 nautical miles (910 km) east north east of Cape Frio by SMS Möwe ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[4]
Kyanite  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Irish Sea 27 nautical miles (50 km) south south west of Bardsey Island, Pembrokeshire (52°18′N 4°55′W / 52.300°N 4.917°W / 52.300; -4.917) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][179]
Leven  United Kingdom World War I: The dredger struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 0.75 nautical miles (1,390 m) off Newhaven, Sussex. Her crew survived.[180]
Marion Dawson  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 8 nautical miles (15 km) south south west of the Île d'Oléron, Charente-Maritime (46°03′N 1°33′W / 46.050°N 1.550°W / 46.050; -1.550) by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][181]
Minas  Italy World War I: The troopship was sunk in the Ionian Sea off Cape Matapan, Greece (36°25′N 18°24′E / 36.417°N 18.400°E / 36.417; 18.400) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 870 lives.[182]
Stralsund  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of St. Kilda, Inverness-shire, United Kingdom by SM U-78 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[183]

16 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Breim  Norway The cargo ship collided with a Greek merchant vessel in the Bay of Biscay off Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France and sank. Her crew were rescued.[184]
Eddie  United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 550 nautical miles (1,020 km) east north east of Cape Frio, Brazil by SMS Möwe ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[4]
Hermine  France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) off Barfleur, Manche (48°50′N 2°58′W / 48.833°N 2.967°W / 48.833; -2.967) by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy).[185]
Inver  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with another vessel and sank in the Irish Sea. Her crew survived.[186]
Lady Ann  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of Scarborough, Yorkshire by SM UB-21 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eleven of her crew.[4][187]
Laertis  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Marettimo, Italy by SM UC-38 ( Imperial German Navy).[188]
Mayola  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) south east by east of Cape St. Vincent, Portugal (36°53′N 8°26′W / 36.883°N 8.433°W / 36.883; -8.433) by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[189]
Niobe  France World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 8 nautical miles (15 km) off the Île de Ré, Charente-Maritime (46°14′N 1°49′W / 46.233°N 1.817°W / 46.233; -1.817) by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of ten of her crew.[190]
Oriana  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) off Alicante, Spain by SM U-35 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[191]
Pollcrea  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and damaged in the Bay of Biscay 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south of the Île d'Yeu, Vendée, France by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). She was beached at Saint-Gilles-sur-Vie. Later refloated and returned to service.[192]
Prudenza  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Alicante by SM U-35 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[193]
Queenswood  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 6 nautical miles (11 km) south west of Hartland Point, Devon (50°56′N 4°38′W / 50.933°N 4.633°W / 50.933; -4.633) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[194]
HMT Recepto  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in Tees Bay (54°40′N 1°08′W / 54.667°N 1.133°W / 54.667; -1.133) with the loss of eight of her crew.[195]
Rose Dorothea  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) off Cabo de Santa María, Portugal (36°50′N 8°25′W / 36.833°N 8.417°W / 36.833; -8.417) by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[196]
Ville de Bayonne  France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 6 nautical miles (11 km) west of Hartland Point (51°03′N 4°37′W / 51.050°N 4.617°W / 51.050; -4.617) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[197]

17 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Ala  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Sicily by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy).[198]
Athos  France World War I: The troopship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 200 nautical miles (370 km) south east of Malta by SM U-65 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 754 lives.[199]
Bayonne  France World War I: The full-rigged ship was scuttled in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) off Start Point, Devon, United Kingdom by SM U-84 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[200]
Cabo  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) south west of Ar Men, Finistère, France (45°00′N 5°09′W / 45.000°N 5.150°W / 45.000; -5.150) by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[201]
Dalbeattie  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) south south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-60 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[202]
Driebergen  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) west of Ouessant, Finistère (48°19′N 7°01′W / 48.317°N 7.017°W / 48.317; -7.017) by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[203]
Emilia I  Portugal World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Portugal by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy).[204]
Excel  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 53 nautical miles (98 km) north east of the mouth of the River Tyne by SM UB-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56][205]
HMS Farnborough  Royal Navy World War I: The Q-ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean south of Ireland (51°34′N 11°23′W / 51.567°N 11.383°W / 51.567; -11.383) by SM U-83 ( Imperial German Navy). She was subsequently taken in tow and beached at Berehaven, County Cork. Later repaired and returned to service.[206]
Friedrich Kahl  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Augustenburg-class Vorpostenboot was sunk by mines south west of Fanø.[207]
HMT Hawk  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 140 nautical miles (260 km) east by south of Malta (34°05′N 16°18′E / 34.083°N 16.300°E / 34.083; 16.300) by SM U-64 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven crew.[208]
Iolo  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) south by west of the Fastnet Rock (50°43′N 9°30′W / 50.717°N 9.500°W / 50.717; -9.500) by SM U-60 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew. Four survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[4][209]
Lima  Portugal World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Portugal by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy).[210]
Okement  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 140 nautical miles (260 km) south east by south of Malta (34°05′N 16°18′E / 34.083°N 16.300°E / 34.083; 16.300) by SM U-64 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eleven crew.[211][212]
Ootmarsum  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 65 nautical miles (120 km) west of Ouessant (48°40′N 6°45′W / 48.667°N 6.750°W / 48.667; -6.750) by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy).[213]
Pier Accavan Ubert  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) north of Ibiza, Spain by SM U-35 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[214]
Romsdalen  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west of Portland Bill, Dorset (50°22′N 2°35′W / 50.367°N 2.583°W / 50.367; -2.583) by SM U-84 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][211][215]
Silene  France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) nortu of Ouessant by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy).[216]
Trompenburg  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 65 nautical miles (120 km) west of Ouessant (48°40′N 6°45′W / 48.667°N 6.750°W / 48.667; -6.750) by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy).[217]
U-83  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type U 81 submarine was attacked and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland by the Q-ship HMS Farnborough ( Royal Navy). Thirty-five of her 37 crew were killed.
Worcestershire  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Indian Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west of Colombo, Ceylon with the loss of two of her crew.[4]

18 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Berrima  United Kingdom The passenger ship either struck a mine or was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of Portland Bill, Dorset with the loss of four lives. Her crew were rescued by the destroyer HMS Forester ( Royal Navy). Berrima was towed to Portland where she was repaired and returned to service.[218]
HMT Clifton  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea off the Daunts Rock Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of thirteen of her crew.[219]
Giuseppe  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Tarragona, Spain by SM U-35 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[220]
Guido T  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) south south east of Tarragona by SM U-35 ( Imperial German Navy).[221]
Jean Pierre  France World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 95 nautical miles (176 km) west of Pointe de la Coubre, Charente-Maritime (45°48′N 3°05′W / 45.800°N 3.083°W / 45.800; -3.083) by SM U-50 ( Imperial German Navy).[222]
Juno  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south south west of Start Point, Devon, United Kingdom (49°59′N 3°41′W / 49.983°N 3.683°W / 49.983; -3.683) by SM U-84 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[223]
Netherton  United Kingdom World War I: The barquentine was scuttled in the English Channel 16 nautical miles (30 km) south of Anvil Point, Dorset by SM UC-18 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[224]
Skogland  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea[225] 6 nautical miles (11 km) south of Tarragona by SM U-35 ( Imperial German Navy).[226]
Thorgny  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south west of Start Point, Devon (49°57′N 3°53′W / 49.950°N 3.883°W / 49.950; -3.883) by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[227]
Triumph  United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 45 nautical miles (83 km) north north west of the Roches-Douvres Lighthouse, Côtes-du-Nord, France by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][228]
Valdes  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 7 nautical miles (13 km) south of Portland Bill by SM U-84 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eleven of her crew.[229]

19 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Alice  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the English Channel north west of Fécamp, Seine-Maritime (49°49′N 0°18′E / 49.817°N 0.300°E / 49.817; 0.300) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[230]
Brigade  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 12 nautical miles (22 km) north west of Cayeux-sur-Mer, Somme, France (50°17′N 1°10′E / 50.283°N 1.167°E / 50.283; 1.167) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][231]
Centurion  United Kingdom World War I: The full-rigged ship was scuttled in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south east of The Lizard, Cornwall by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][232]
Corso  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 110 nautical miles (200 km) south by west of Malta (35°09′N 14°28′E / 35.150°N 14.467°E / 35.150; 14.467) by SM U-64 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but four survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[4][233]
Halcyon  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off the Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides with the loss of ten crew.[234]
Headley  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) south south west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM U-67 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][235]
Justine Marie  Belgium World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the English Channel off Dieppe, Seine-Maritime by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[236]
HMS Lady Olive  Royal Navy World War I: The Q-ship was sunk in the English Channel west of Jersey Channel islands by SM UC-18 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew were rescued by Dunois ( French Navy).[237]
HMT Picton Castle  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south of Dartmouth, Devon with the loss of twelve of her crew.[238]
Pinmore  United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 540 nautical miles (1,000 km) north west of the St Paul Rocks, Brazil by SMS Seeadler ( Imperial German Navy).[4]
Quinto  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea south of Rome by SM UC-38 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[239]
Rutenfjell  Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north east of Kerdonis, Belle Île, Morbihan, France (47°20′N 3°01′W / 47.333°N 3.017°W / 47.333; -3.017) with the loss of a crew member.[240]
Saint Louis de Gonzague  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of Étaples, Pas-de-Calais by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[241]
Sigrid  Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) north east of Unst, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (60°50′N 0°10′E / 60.833°N 0.167°E / 60.833; 0.167) by SM U-49 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[242]
Skrim  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) north north west of Le Tréport, Seine-Maritime by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[243]
SM UC-18  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UC II submarine was sunk in the English Channel west of Jersey (49°15′N 2°34′W / 49.250°N 2.567°W / 49.250; -2.567) by the Q ship HMS Lady Olive ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 28 crew.[237][244]
Violette  France The boat was sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of Étaples by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[245]

20 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Cacique  France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) west of the Île d'Yeu, Vendée (46°41′N 8°21′W / 46.683°N 8.350°W / 46.683; -8.350) by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 21 crew.[246]
Doravore  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea south of Elba, Italy (42°11′N 11°22′E / 42.183°N 11.367°E / 42.183; 11.367) by SM UC-38 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[247]
Falls of Afton  Norway World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 8 nautical miles (15 km) south west of the Wolf Rock, Cornwall, United Kingdom (49°50′N 5°55′W / 49.833°N 5.917°W / 49.833; -5.917) by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, one of them was taken aboard SM UC-17 at his request.[248]
Rosalie  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) east of Djidjelli, Algeria (37°01′N 5°54′E / 37.017°N 5.900°E / 37.017; 5.900) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 21 crew.[4][249]

21 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Alice  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the English Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north of Cap d'Antifer, Seine-Maritime, France (49°49′N 0°18′E / 49.817°N 0.300°E / 49.817; 0.300) by SM UB-40 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[250]
Dukat  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 7 nautical miles (13 km) south south east of Ballycotton, County Cork, United Kingdom by SM U-84 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[251]
Energy  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 11 nautical miles (20 km) south south east of the Eddystone Lighthouse (49°57′N 4°40′W / 49.950°N 4.667°W / 49.950; -4.667) by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56][252]
K.L.M.  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 8 nautical miles (15 km) north west by west of the Eddystone Lighthouse by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56][253]
Manningham  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel[254] 25 nautical miles (46 km) north of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[255]
HMS Mendi  Royal Navy The troopship was rammed and sunk in the English Channel off St Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight by Darro ( United Kingdom). A total of 646 passengers and crew were killed. Survivors were rescued by HMS Brisk ( Royal Navy).
Monarch  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) south east by south of the Eddystone Lighthouse by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[256]
Perseus  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Indian Ocean 11 nautical miles (20 km) west of Colombo, Ceylon with the loss of three of her crew.[4]
HMS Princess Alberta  Royal Navy World War I: The fleet messenger struck a mine and sank in Mudros Bay (39°47′N 25°06′E / 39.783°N 25.100°E / 39.783; 25.100) with the loss of 33 lives[257]
Tecwyn  United Kingdom World War I: The auxiliary schooner was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of Portland Bill, Dorset by SM U-60 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][258]
Wathfield  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) north of Cape Carbon, Algeria (37°00′N 4°56′E / 37.000°N 4.933°E / 37.000; 4.933) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eighteen crew.[4][259]

22 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Adelina  Italy World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Solenzara, Corsica, France (41°46′N 9°37′E / 41.767°N 9.617°E / 41.767; 9.617) by SM UC-38 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[260]
Ajax  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) north of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[261]
Ape  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Solenzara (41°50′N 9°37′E / 41.833°N 9.617°E / 41.833; 9.617) by SM UC-38 ( Imperial German Navy).[262]
Bandoeng  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) north west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy).[263]
Blenheim  Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) south south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-50 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[264]
Eemland  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) north west of the Bishop's Rock (49°41′N 7°35′W / 49.683°N 7.583°W / 49.683; -7.583) by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy).[265]
Frolic  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 90 nautical miles (170 km) east by south of Aberdeen by SM UC-42 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56][266]
Gaasterland  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) north west of the Bishop's Rock (50°10′N 7°05′W / 50.167°N 7.083°W / 50.167; -7.083) by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[267]
Giovanni P.  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Solenzara by SM UC-38 ( Imperial German Navy).[268]
Invercauld  United Kingdom World War I: The barque was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 22 nautical miles (41 km) south east of Mine Head, County Cork by SM U-84 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][269]
Jacatra  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was captured, torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of the Bishop's Rock (49°52′N 7°00′W / 49.867°N 7.000°W / 49.867; -7.000) by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy).[270]
John Miles  United Kingdom The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 11 nautical miles (20 km) south east of Hartlepool, County Durham (54°38′10″N 0°54′00″W / 54.63611°N 0.90000°W / 54.63611; -0.90000) by SM UB-21 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of ten crew.[271]
Lord Collingwood  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was sunk in the North Sea 85 nautical miles (157 km) east by south of Aberdeen by SM UC-42 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[272]
Michielino  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel struck a mine and sank in the Tyrrhenian Sea.[273]
Noorderdijk  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was captured, torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) north west of the Bishop's Rock by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy).[274]
Normanna  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the English Channel by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[275]
Nostra Signora del Porto Salvo  United Kingdom World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) west of Marettimo, Italy by SM UC-35 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[276]
Saint Sauveur  France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) north of Ouessant by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[277]
San Michele  Italy World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Solenzara (41°40′N 9°40′E / 41.667°N 9.667°E / 41.667; 9.667) by SM UC-38 ( Imperial German Navy).[278]
Ville de Bougie World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Algeria (36°55′N 4°40′E / 36.917°N 4.667°E / 36.917; 4.667) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[279]
Vincenzino  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel struck a mine and sank in the Tyrrhenian Sea.[280]
Zaandijk  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) north west of the Bishop's Rock (49°52′N 7°00′W / 49.867°N 7.000°W / 49.867; -7.000) by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy).[281]

23 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Belgier  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of Belle Île, Morbihan, France (47°32′N 3°58′W / 47.533°N 3.967°W / 47.533; -3.967) by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][282]
Grenadier  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) east north east of the Shipwash Lightship ( United Kingdom) (52°06′N 1°42′E / 52.100°N 1.700°E / 52.100; 1.700) with the loss of eight of her crew.[283]
Iser  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 14 nautical miles (26 km) north west of Belle Île (47°28′N 3°35′W / 47.467°N 3.583°W / 47.467; -3.583) by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[4][16][284]
Katherine  United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) north east of the St Paul Rocks, Brazil by SMS Möwe ( Imperial German Navy); Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[4]
Longhirst  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east of Cape Bon, Tunisia (37°08′N 11°25′E / 37.133°N 11.417°E / 37.133; 11.417) by SM U-35 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[4][285]
Nyland  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 12 to 13 nautical miles (22 to 24 km) off Groix, Morbihan (47°31′N 3°42′W / 47.517°N 3.700°W / 47.517; -3.700) by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[286]
Trojan Prince  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 Churchell, Algeria by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[4][287]
SM UC-32  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UC II submarine was sunk by a mine she was laying off the Roker Pier Lighthouse, County Durham, United Kingdom (54°54′31″N 1°19′19″W / 54.90861°N 1.32194°W / 54.90861; -1.32194) with the loss of all nineteen of her 22 crew.[288]

24 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Albina  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Siniscola, Sardinia (40°39′N 9°58′E / 40.650°N 9.967°E / 40.650; 9.967) by SM UC-38 ( Imperial German Navy).[289]
Beneficent  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) east north east of Hartlepool, County Durham (54°44′N 1°04′W / 54.733°N 1.067°W / 54.733; -1.067) by SM UC-30 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[290]
Dorothy  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) south east by south of Pantelleria, Italy (42°39′N 4°08′E / 42.650°N 4.133°E / 42.650; 4.133) by SM U-35 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six crew.[4][291]
Falcon  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (52°40′N 14°45′W / 52.667°N 14.750°W / 52.667; -14.750) by SM U-50 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[292]
Miaoulis  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 130 nautical miles (240 km) off Benghazi, Libya by SM UB-43 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[293]
Prikonisos  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south east of Pantelleria (36°30′N 12°50′E / 36.500°N 12.833°E / 36.500; 12.833) by SM U-35 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four crew.[294]
Salamis  Greece World War I: the coaster was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west of the Glénan Islands, Finistère, France (47°33′N 3°54′W / 47.550°N 3.900°W / 47.550; -3.900) by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy).[295]
Venere  Italy World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of San Pietro Island by SM U-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[296]
HMY Verona  Royal Navy World War I: The naval yacht struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Portmahomack, Ross-shire (57°52′N 3°39′W / 57.867°N 3.650°W / 57.867; -3.650) with the loss of 23 of her crew.[297]

25 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Aries  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 190 nautical miles (350 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-50 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[4][298]
Huntsman  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (52°04′N 12°02′W / 52.067°N 12.033°W / 52.067; -12.033) by SM U-50 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[4][299]
Kleber  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Ouessant, Finistère by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy).[300]
Laconia  United Kingdom World War I: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (52°00′N 13°40′W / 52.000°N 13.667°W / 52.000; -13.667) by SM U-50 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of twelve lives.[301]
Maria Adriana  Netherlands World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel off Cap Barfleur, Seine-Maritime, France by SM UB-40 ( Imperial German Navy).[302]
Saint Joseph  France World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) west of Berck, Pas-de-Calais by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[303]
Vigda  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of the Owers Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[304]

26 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Afreida Woermann  Germany The cargo ship foundered in the Kattegat north of Höganäs, Skåne County, Sweden.[305]
Alberdina  Netherlands World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel 35 nautical miles (65 km) north east of Alderney, Channel Islands by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[306]
Algiers  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south of the Owers Lightship (50°35′N 0°40′W / 50.583°N 0.667°W / 50.583; -0.667) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eight of her crew.[307]
British Yeoman  United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 230 nautical miles (430 km) north north west of the St Paul Rocks, Brazil by SMS Seeadler ( Imperial German Navy).[4]
Burnby  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) north of Cape Falcon, Algeria (36°00′N 0°42′W / 36.000°N 0.700°W / 36.000; -0.700) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[4][16][308]
Clan Farquhar  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) east of Benghazi, Libya (33°30′N 20°05′E / 33.500°N 20.083°E / 33.500; 20.083) by SM UB-43 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 49 of her crew. One survivor was taken as a prisoner of war.[4][309]
Dido  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north north east of the Spurn Lightship ( United Kingdom) (53°07′N 0°15′E / 53.117°N 0.250°E / 53.117; 0.250) with the loss of 28 of her crew.[310]
Dogan  Ottoman Navy World War I: The auxiliary river gunboat was lost on this date.[311]
Hannah Crossdell  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) south of Skokholm, Pembrokeshire with the loss of four of her crew.[4][312]
Lamentin  France World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) west south west of Guernsey, Channel Islands (49°40′N 3°25′W / 49.667°N 3.417°W / 49.667; -3.417) by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[313]
Sea Gull  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off Folkestone, Kent with the loss of two of her crew.[314]
HMT St. Germain  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and was damaged in the English Channel off Folkestone (51°01′40″N 1°14′40″E / 51.02778°N 1.24444°E / 51.02778; 1.24444). She was beached by was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[315]
Tammerfos  Russia World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Barfleur, Seine-Maritime, France by SM UB-40 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[316]
Victoria  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Algiers, Algeria by SM UC-37 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[317]

27 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Brodmore  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (33°50′N 21°02′E / 33.833°N 21.033°E / 33.833; 21.033) by SM UB-43 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but one of them was taken as a prisoner of war.[4][318]
Brunette  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel off The Needles, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[319]
Elena M.  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Palermo, Sicily by SM UC-38 ( Imperial German Navy).[320]
HMT Evadne  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) south of the Owers Lightship ( United Kingdom) (50°33′N 0°39′W / 50.550°N 0.650°W / 50.550; -0.650) with the loss of twelve of her crew.[321]
Galgorm Castle  United Kingdom World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-49 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eleven crew.[4][322]
Luigino B.  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Tearaght Island, County Kerry, United Kingdom by SM U-49 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[323]
Marie Madeleine  France World War I: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of Ver-sur-Mer, Calvados (49°30′N 0°40′W / 49.500°N 0.667°W / 49.500; -0.667).[324]
Mecklenburg  Netherlands World War I: The passenger ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Galloper Lightship ( United Kingdom).[325]
Niederwald  Imperial German Navy World War I: Badly damaged by a mine off Terschelling in the West Frisian Islands off the coast of the Netherlands on 23 February and abandoned, the minesweeper foundered in the North Sea during a storm.[326]
S. Ciro Palmerino  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Palermo by SM UC-38 ( Imperial German Navy).[327]
Tritonia  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Tearaght Island (52°13′N 11°26′W / 52.217°N 11.433°W / 52.217; -11.433) by SM U-49 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[4][328]

28 February[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 February 1917
Ship Country Description
Cassini  French Navy World War I: The converted minelayer struck a mine and sank in the Strait of Bonifacio with the loss of 88 of her crew.[329][330]
Elisabetta Concettina  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) north of Linosa by SM UC-35 ( Imperial German Navy).[331]
Emancipato  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Corsica, France by SM U-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[332]
Giustina Madre  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) north of Linosa by SM UC-35 ( Imperial German Navy).[333]
Harriet Williams  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) north north east of Cap d'Antifer, Manche, France by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[334]
Immaculée Conception  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south south west of Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom by SM UB-40 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[335]
Marie Joseph  France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) off Étretat, Seine-Maritime (49°44′N 0°11′E / 49.733°N 0.183°E / 49.733; 0.183) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[336]
Shinsei Maru  Japan World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) north of Benghazi, Libya by SM UB-43 ( Imperial German Navy).[337]
Sjøstad  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) north west of Cap la Heve, Seine-Maritime by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of nine of her crew.[338]

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