List of shipwrecks in July 1915

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The list of shipwrecks in July 1915 includes some ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during July 1915.


July 1915
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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1 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Caucasian  United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) south west of The Lizard, Cornwall by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her 38 crew survived.[1][2][3]
Craigard  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) south west by south of the Wolf Rock, Cornwall (48°18′N 6°10′W / 48.300°N 6.167°W / 48.300; -6.167) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][4]
Gadsby  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) south south west of the Wolf Rock (49°23′N 5°52′W / 49.383°N 5.867°W / 49.383; -5.867) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][5]
Inglemoor  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 75 nautical miles (139 km) south west by west of The Lizard by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her 33 crew survived.[2][3][6][7]
L. C. Tower  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was intercepted, set afire, and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Fastnet Rock (50°56′N 10°04′W / 50.933°N 10.067°W / 50.933; -10.067) by SM U-24 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2][8]
Richmond  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 54 nautical miles (100 km) south west by west of the Wolf Rock 49°11′N 6°10′W / 49.183°N 6.167°W / 49.183; -6.167) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][9]
Sardomene  Italy World War I: The full-rigged ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-24 ( Imperial German Navy).[10]
Welbury  United Kingdom The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-24 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][11]

2 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1915
Ship Country Description
SMS Albatross  Imperial German Navy World War I: Battle of Åland Islands:The Nautilus class was shelled and damaged by Admiral Makarov, Bayan, Bogatyr, and Oleg all ( Imperial Russian Navy) and beached on Gotland. Later refloated and scrapped.[12]
Boudougnat  Belgium World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel south of Lizard Point, Cornwall, United Kingdom 949°11′N 5°36′W / 49.183°N 5.600°W / 49.183; -5.600) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[13][14]
Eva  United Kingdom The schooner departed Wicklow for the River Mersey. Presumed foundered in the Irish Sea with the loss of all hands. Wreckage from the vessel washed up on Anglesey.[15]
Hirondelle  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 40 nautical miles (74 km) north of Ouessant, Finistère (49°10′N 5°46′W / 49.167°N 5.767°W / 49.167; -5.767) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy).[16]
17 OS  Regia Marina World War I: The PN-class torpedo boat struck one of her own mines and sank in the Adriatic Sea off the Istrian Peninsula, Austria-Hungary.[17]

3 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Fiery Cross  Norway World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) west south west of the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (48°55′N 7°25′W / 48.917°N 7.417°W / 48.917; -7.417) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[18]
Larchmore  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) south west of the Wolf Rock, Cornwall (48°54′N 6°28′W / 48.900°N 6.467°W / 48.900; -6.467) by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[3][19]
Renfrew  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 85 nautical miles (157 km) south west by west of the Wolf Rock by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[20]

4 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Carthage  France World War I: The passenger ship was sunk off Cape Helles, Turkey by SM U-21 ( Imperial German Navy). There were no casualties.[21]
Oscar II  Sweden The cargo ship collided with another vessel in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) west of the Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom and was abandoned by her crew.[22]
Sunbeam  United Kingdom World War I: The three-masted schooner was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 16 nautical miles (30 km) east of Wick, Caithness by SM U-25 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][23]

5 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1915
Ship Country Description
No. 5  Ottoman Navy World War I: The No. 1 class Motor Gunboat was lost on this date.[24]
Peik  Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) off the Longsand Lightship ( United Kingdom). Her crew survived.[25]

6 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1915
Ship Country Description
HMS African Monarch  Royal Navy World War I: The collier struck a mine and sank in the White Sea with the loss of two of her crew.[3][7]
HMT Edison  Royal Navy The naval trawler was wrecked in the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides.[26]
Ellen  Denmark World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) south west of Lindesnes, Vest-Agder, Norway (57°18′N 6°25′E / 57.300°N 6.417°E / 57.300; 6.417) by SM U-24 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[27]
HMT Strathgarry  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[28]

7 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Amalfi  Regia Marina World War I: The Pisa-class armored cruiser was torpedoed and sunk at Pola, Austria-Hungary by SM UB-14 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 67 of her 684 crew.
Cheshire  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 508 nautical miles (941 km) east by south of Spurn Point, Yorkshire with the loss of eight of her crew.[29]

8 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Anna  Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) north east by east of Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom by SM U-25 ( Imperial German Navy).[30]
Guido  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 27 nautical miles (50 km) north east of Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire (58°03′N 1°28′W / 58.050°N 1.467°W / 58.050; -1.467) by SM U-25 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][31]
Marion Lightbody  Russia World War I: The four-masted full-rigged ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°53′N 8°43′W / 50.883°N 8.717°W / 50.883; -8.717 by SM U-20 ( Imperial German Navy).[32]

9 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Ellesmere  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in St. George's Channel 48 nautical miles (89 km) south west of the Smalls Lighthouse by SM U-20 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of one of her 22 crew. Survivors were rescued by the trawler Osprey ( United Kingdom).[3][33][34]
Leo  Russia World War I: The tanker was sunk in St. George's Channel 48 nautical miles (89 km) south west of the Smalls Lighthouse (51°07′N 7°10′W / 51.117°N 7.167°W / 51.117; -7.167) by SM U-20 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven of her twenty crew.[34][35]
Meadowfield  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in St. George's Channel 50 nautical miles (93 km) south west of the Tuskar Rock by SM U-20 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[3][36]
Noordas  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (56°58′N 1°07′W / 56.967°N 1.117°W / 56.967; -1.117) by SM U-25 ( Imperial German Navy). Her sixteen crew survived.[34][37]

11 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Hainton  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 Hornsea, Yorkshire by SM U-25 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[29][38]
Isa Reis  Ottoman Navy World War I: The Isa Reis class gunboat was sunk by mines in the Bosporus. Salvaged, but not repaired until 1924 and put in service as a Customs vessel.[39]
SMS Königsberg  Imperial German Navy
SMS Königsberg

World War I: The Königsberg-class light cruiser was scuttled in the Rufiji River, German East Africa following battle damage inflicted by HMS Mersey and HMS Severn (both  Royal Navy). The wreck was scrapped in 1963-65.

Syrian  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) east north east of Hornsea by SM U-25 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[29][40]

12 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Merlin  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east south east of Lowestoft, Suffolk by SM UB-6 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[29][41]
Purple Heather  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 23 nautical miles (43 km) south east by east of Lowestoft by SM UB-6 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[42]
Speedwell  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 19 nautical miles (35 km) south east by east of Lowestoft by SM UB-6 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[43]
Woodbine  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was set afire and scuttled in the North Sea 18 nautical miles (33 km) south east of Lowestoft by SM UB-6 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[29][44]
Daisy  Sweden World War I: The schooner, en route from Burntisland to Sundsvall sunk in less than one minute in the Sea of Åland after a mine explosion . Five survived, five died.[45]

13 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Lennok  Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) north north east of Muckle Flugga, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by SM U-20 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[46]

14 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Rym  Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) off the Shipwash Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of a crew member.[47]
Vivid  Belgium World War I: The fishing vessel struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Calais, France.[48]

15 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1915
Ship Country Description
HMT Agamemnon II  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Shipwash Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of nine of her crew.[49]

16 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Balva  Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (59°45′N 4°05′E / 59.750°N 4.083°E / 59.750; 4.083 by SM U-41 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[50]

17 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1915
Ship Country Description
General Radetzky  Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 65 nautical miles (120 km) north east of Lerwick, Shetland Islands United Kingdom (60°04′N 1°52′E / 60.067°N 1.867°E / 60.067; 1.867) by SM U-41 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[51]

18 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Batoum  United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was damaged in the North Sea 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) south by east of the Southwold Lighthouse, Suffolk by SM UB-17 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six of her crew. She was beached but was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[52]
Giuseppe Garibaldi  Regia Marina World War I: The Giuseppe Garibaldi-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Adriatic Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south east of Dubrovnik, Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (42°28′N 18°15′E / 42.467°N 18.250°E / 42.467; 18.250) by SM U-4 ( Austro-Hungarian Navy) with the loss of 53 of her 559 crew.

19 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Capella  Sweden World War I: The brigantine was intercepted and scuttled in the North Sea at (56°45′N 4°15′E / 56.750°N 4.250°E / 56.750; 4.250)[53] by SM U-6 ( Imperial German Navy).[54]
Nordlyset  Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) west of Lindesnes, Vest-Agder (57°30′N 6°30′E / 57.500°N 6.500°E / 57.500; 6.500) by SM U-36 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[55]
Oklahoma  United States The uncommissioned Nevada-class battleship was severely damaged by fire at Camden, New Jersey. She was subsequently repaired and entered service in May 1916.

20 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1915
Ship Country Description
HMY Rhiannon  Royal Navy World War I: The naval yacht struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Longsand Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of five of her crew.[56]
SM U-23  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type U 23 submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (58°55′N 0°14′E / 58.917°N 0.233°E / 58.917; 0.233) by HMS C27 ( Royal Navy) with the loss of 24 of her 34 crew.

21 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Dorothea  Royal Navy The motor boat was lost in the Mediterranean Sea on this date.[7]
HMT Briton  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Longsand Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of eleven of her crew.[57]

22 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1915
Ship Country Description
King Athelstan  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) west by north of Hoy Head, Orkney Islands (60°20′N 5°00′W / 60.333°N 5.000°W / 60.333; -5.000) by SM U-36 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[29][58]
Rubonia  Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (60°20′N 5°19′W / 60.333°N 5.317°W / 60.333; -5.317) by SM U-36 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[59]
Star of Peace  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) west of Hoy, Orkney Islands by SM U-36 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[29][60]
Madonna  Sweden World War I: The barque, en route from Halmstad to West Hartlepool, was intercepted and scuttled in the North Sea by SM U-6 ( Imperial German Navy).[61][62]
Fortuna  Sweden World War I: The sailing ship was intercepted and scuttled in the North Sea by SM U-6 ( Imperial German Navy).[63][64]

23 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Agios Georgios  Greece The cargo ship collided with Regina d'Italia ( Italy) in the Mediterranean Sea off Tarifa, Andalusia, Spain. She was towed to Tangier Bay by Gibel Derba ( United Kingdom and beached.[65][66]
Danae  France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) north west of Cape Wrath, Sutherland, United Kingdom by SM U-36 ( Imperial German Navy).[67]
Fimreite  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (60°17′N 8°43′W / 60.283°N 8.717°W / 60.283; -8.717) by SM U-36 ( Imperial German Navy). Her twenty crew survived.[68][69]
Hermione  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) north by west of Hoy, Orkney Islands by SM U-36 ( Imperial German Navy).[70] Her crew were rescued by Cairnsmore ( Norway).[69]
Honoria  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) north by west of Hoy by SM U-36 ( Imperial German Navy).[71] Her crew were rescued by Cairnsmore ( Norway).[69]
Parkwood  United Kingdom The cargo ship ran aground in Merzen Bay.[65] She broke in two the next day and was a total loss. Her crew survived.[66]
Sjomanden  Norway The cargo ship was driven ashore 20 nautical miles (37 km) west Vardø, Finnmark.[66] She later sank and was declared a total loss.[72]
Sutton  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) north by west of Hoy by SM U-36 ( Imperial German Navy).[73] Her crew were rescued by Cairnsmore ( Norway).[69]
HMT Waterlily  Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with another vessel and sank in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight.[28][74]

24 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Activity  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east north east of Lowestoft, Suffolk by SM UB-12 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[75]
Anglia  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) north west of Sulisker by SM U-36 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[29][76]
Cassio  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) north by west of Hoy, Orkney Islands by SM U-36 ( Imperial German Navy).[29][77] Her crew were rescued by Cairnsmore ( Norway).[69]
Eastland  United States
Eastland

The passenger ship capsized at Cicero, Illinois, with the loss of 844 lives. She was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service as USS Wilmette.

Grangewood  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east north east of the Flugga Lighthouse, Shetland Islands by SM U-41 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][78]
Henry Charles  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east north east of Lowestoft by SM UB-12 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[79]
Kathleen  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east north east of Lowestoft by SM UB-12 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[80]
No. 8  Ottoman Navy World War I: The No. 1 class Motor Gunboat was lost on this date.[81]
Perseus  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of ten of her crew.[29]
Prosper  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east north east of Lowestoft by SM UB-12 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[82]
Roslin  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) north by west of the Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides by SM U-36 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[29][83]
Strathmore  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) north by west of the Butt of Lewis by SM U-36 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[29][84]
SM U-36  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type U 31 submarine was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off North Rona, Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom by HMS Prince Charles ( Royal Navy) with the loss of eighteen of her 34 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS Prince Charles.

25 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Celtic  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 70 nautical miles (130 km) north by west of Hoy, Orkney Islands (59°53′N 1°18′W / 59.883°N 1.300°W / 59.883; -1.300) by SM U-41 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[85]
Cydonia  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 70 nautical miles (130 km) north by west of Hoy (59°53′N 1°18′W / 59.883°N 1.300°W / 59.883; -1.300) by SM U-41 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[86]
Emblem  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) north by west of Hoy by SM U-41 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[29][87]
Firth  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 9 nautical miles (17 km) north of the Shipwash Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UB-6 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[3][88]
Gadwall  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 70 nautical miles (130 km) north by west of Hoy (59°53′N 1°18′W / 59.883°N 1.300°W / 59.883; -1.300) by SM U-41 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[89]
G. P. Harbitz  Norway World War I: The barque was intercepted, set afire and scuttled in the North Sea (56°35′N 2°33′E / 56.583°N 2.550°E / 56.583; 2.550) by SM U-6 ( Imperial German Navy). Her twelve crew were rescued by Else ( Denmark).[69][90]
Harboe  Norway World War I: The schooner was set afire and sunk in the North Sea by SM U-6 ( Imperial German Navy). Her nine crew were rescued by the trawler Hercules ( Netherlands)[69][91]
Honoria  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) west north west of North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands by SM U-41 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[29][92]
Leelanaw  United States World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) north west of the Orkney Islands (59°58′N 4°50′W / 59.967°N 4.833°W / 59.967; -4.833) by SM U-41 ( Imperial German Navy). After allowing her 29-man crew to disembark, the ship was sunk and her crew taken close to shore off the Orkneys, where they made shore in their ship's lifeboats.[93][94]
Sognedalen  Norway World War I: The sailing ship was sunk in the North Sea (56°26′N 2°26′E / 56.433°N 2.433°E / 56.433; 2.433) by SM U-6 ( Imperial German Navy).[95]

26 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Cimba  Norway The clipper ran aground in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and was wrecked.
Elna  Denmark World War I: The three-masted schooner was sunk in the North Sea (56°53′N 2°46′E / 56.883°N 2.767°E / 56.883; 2.767) by SM U-6 ( Imperial German Navy).[96]
Emma  Sweden World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 130 nautical miles (240 km) east north east of the Longstone Lighthouse by SM U-6 ( Imperial German Navy).[97]
Marie  Denmark World War I: The schooner was sunk in the North Sea (56°59′N 2°52′E / 56.983°N 2.867°E / 56.983; 2.867) by SM U-6 ( Imperial German Navy).[98]
Mariotte  French Navy The submarine was scuttled in the Dardanelles after being damaged by Ottoman shore artillery. Thirty-one crew were taken as prisoners of war.[99]
Neptunus  Denmark World War I: The sailing ship was sunk in the North Sea (56°59′N 2°05′E / 56.983°N 2.083°E / 56.983; 2.083) by SM U-6 ( Imperial German Navy).[100]
SMS V188  Imperial German Navy World War I: The V138-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by HMS E16 ( Royal Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[17]

27 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Iceni  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) east of Lowestoft, Suffolk by SM UB-13 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[101]
Salacia  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) east of Lowestoft by SM UB-13 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[102]
Westward Ho!  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) south east of Lowestoft by SM UB-16 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[29][103]

28 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Mangara  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Aldeburgh, Suffolk by SM UB-16 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eleven of her crew.[3][104]
Trondhjemsfjord  Norway World War I: The steamer was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (61°08′N 3°27′W / 61.133°N 3.450°W / 61.133; -3.450) by SM U-41 ( Imperial German Navy).[105] Her passengers and crew were rescued by the sailing ship Glance (flag unknown).
Young Percy  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east by north of Lowestoft, Suffolk by SM UB-13 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[106]

29 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Princesse Marie Jose  Belgium World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 1.5 nmi (2.8 km) off the Shipwash Lightvessel ( United Kingdom) by SM UB-4 ( Imperial German Navy).[107][108]

30 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Aachen  Imperial German Navy World War I: The minesweeper was torpedoed and sunk by the submarine HMS E1 ( Royal Navy) east-northeast of Oestergarhsholme, Germany.[109]
Achieve  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) east by north of Lowestoft, Suffolk by SM UB-10 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[110]
Athena  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) east by north of Lowestoft by SM UB-10 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[111]
Coriander  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east south east of Lowestoft by SM UB-10 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[112]
Fitzgerald  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east south east of Lowestoft by SM UB-10 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[113]
Iberian  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 9 nautical miles (17 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (51°15′N 9°36′W / 51.250°N 9.600°W / 51.250; -9.600) by SM U-28 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven crew.[3][114]
Prospector  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 28 nautical miles (52 km) east north east of Lowestoft by SM UB-10 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[115]
Quest  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) east north east of Lowestoft by SM UB-10 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[116]
Strive  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) east by north of Lowestoft by SM UB-10 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[117]
Tors  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 43 nautical miles (80 km) east of Spurn Point, Yorkshire with the loss of eight of her crew.[29]
Venture  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea 27 nautical miles (50 km) east north east of Lowestoft by SM UB-10 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[118]

31 July[edit]

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1915
Ship Country Description
Galicia  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship struck a mine and was damaged in English Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off the North Goodwin Lightship ( United Kingdom). She was beached but was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[119]
Gypsum Queen  United Kingdom The schooner was abandoned in the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 48°N 23°W / 48°N 23°W / 48; -23). Her crew were rescued.[120]
HMS Nugget  Royal Navy World War I: The fleet messenger was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 45 nautical miles (83 km) south west of the Isles of Scilly (49°05′N 6°58′W / 49.083°N 6.967°W / 49.083; -6.967) by SM U-28 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[28][121][28]
HMS Turquoise  Royal Navy World War I: The fleet messenger was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) south west of the Isles of Scilly (49°00′N 7°08′W / 49.000°N 7.133°W / 49.000; -7.133) by SM U-28 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[28][122]
Prince Albert  Belgium World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off the Shipwash Lightvessel ( United Kingdom)

Unknown date[edit]

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1915
Ship Country Description
Bertha  Sweden The coaster was driven ashore in Uyak Bay, Kodiak Island, Alaska, United States. She caught fire and was a total loss.[123]
HMT Boorara  Royal Australian Navy World War I: The troopship beached herself on Mudros after colliding with the armoured cruiser Kléber ( French Navy) in the Aegean Sea. She was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.
Nogill  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was reported to have been sunk in the North Sea by a German submarine.[69]
Prince Albert  Belgium World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) south west by west of the Shipwash Lightship ( United Kingdom) (52°00′N 1°41′E / 52.000°N 1.683°E / 52.000; 1.683 (SS Prince Albert)) on 30 or 31 July.[107][124]
Sirra  Italy The cargo ship was run into by P. de Satrustegui ( Spain) at Buenos Aires, Argentina and was beached.[125]
Strathcona  United Kingdom The schooner ran aground on the Minerva Reef, Fiji and was wrecked.[125]

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