GALICIA

Captain E. R. Pape. General Cargo: Cargo CEMENT & Cloth. Armed Steamship typical of many WWI ships off the Dorset and Devon coast [17M] – (Clarke: GPS; 50 33.289N; 03 26.393W) – Hit Mine laid by German Submarine UC-17. With 59 passengers and crew aboard. They were rescued by Teignmouth lifeboat, a tug and a naval auxiliary. Salvaged in 1923 she was dispersed to a depth of about 40 ft. Ref. LARN South Devon 1917; British Merchant Ships sunk by U-Boats:WW1, p179-180; British Vessels Lost at Sea: WW1, p49; LCWLR: WW1, p132: Devon Shipwrecks: 1974 p164 & p254 & PRO: Kew Adm. 137/29.


Day of Loss: 12

Month of Loss: 5

Year of Loss: 1917


Longitude: 50 33.289

Latitude: 03 26.393


Approximate Depth: 17

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