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Steamship [50M] – Cargo~IRON (Ore). (Clarke: GPS; 50 24.98N; 03 18.92W) Torpedoed by German~Submarine UB-40, Oberleutnant Howaldt. The vessel sank quickly, killing the captain and four crew. The survivors were picked up by a patrol vessel which towed their small boats into Torquay. This same submarine had just sank the SALSETTE. Refs. LARN South Devon 1917; MOD(N) Hyd Wk. No. 013303053; LCWLR: WW1, p157: British Merchant Ships sunk by U-Boats: WW1, p93; British Vessels Lost at Sea: WW1, p60 & Lloyd’s Register: 1915-16 No. 889.


Day of Loss: 22

Month of Loss: 7

Year of Loss: 1917


Longitude: 50 24.98

Latitude: 03 18.92


Approximate Depth: 50

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