List of shipwrecks in April 1917

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

1 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Aztec   United States World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°20′N 6°00′W / 48.333°N 6.000°W / 48.333; -6.000) by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 27 crew, and one gunner missing, when a lifeboat was smashed against her hull during launch.[1][2]
Bergenhus   Denmark World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the North Sea 130 nautical miles (240 km) east of the Farne Islands, Northumberland, United Kingdom by SM UC-40 (  Imperial German Navy). There were no casualties.[3]
Camilla   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 150 nautical miles (280 km) west of Skudesnes, Rogaland (56°32′N 3°59′E / 56.533°N 3.983°E / 56.533; 3.983) by SM UB-35 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eight of her crew.[4]
Consul Persson   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (58°21′N 2°55′E / 58.350°N 2.917°E / 58.350; 2.917) by SM U-54 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5]
Eastern Belle   United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was scuttled in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) south west of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[6]
Endymion   United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Start Point, Devon by SM UB-32 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four crew.[7]
Ester   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (56°32′N 4°18′E / 56.533°N 4.300°E / 56.533; 4.300) by SM UB-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8]
Fjelland   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) south west by west of Utsire, Rogaland (58°20′N 5°50′E / 58.333°N 5.833°E / 58.333; 5.833) by SM U-54 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[9]
Jolie Brise   France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Audierne, Finistère by SM UB-36 (  Imperial German Navy).[10]
Kasenga   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Cape Palos, Spain by an enemy submarine.[11]
Maria Santissima D. Grazie   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sicily by SM U-65 (  Imperial German Navy).[12]
Maria T.   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Sicily by SM U-65 (  Imperial German Navy).[13]
Providence de Dieu   France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Audierne by SM UB-36 (  Imperial German Navy).[14]
Silvia   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south south east of the Owers Lightship (  United Kingdom) (50°19′N 0°28′W / 50.317°N 0.467°W / 50.317; -0.467) by SM UB-39 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[15]
Warren   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) south west of Civitavecchia, Lazio, Italy (41°51′N 11°22′E / 41.850°N 11.367°E / 41.850; 11.367) by SM UC-38 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[11][16]
Zambesi   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) north by west of Alexandria, Egypt (31°26′N 29°49′E / 31.433°N 29.817°E / 31.433; 29.817) by SM U-63 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew.[11][17][18]

2 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Britannia   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship torpedoed and was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 22 nautical miles (41 km) west north west of Pantelleria, Italy (36°35′N 11°28′E / 36.583°N 11.467°E / 36.583; 11.467) by SM U-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but two of them were taken as prisoners of war.[11][19]
HMT Commandant   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by SM UC-7 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea off the Sunk Lightship (  United Kingdom) (51°33′N 1°36′E / 51.550°N 1.600°E / 51.550; 1.600) with the loss of five of her crew.[20]
Filicudi   Regia Marina World War I: The naval tug struck a mine placed by SM UC-38 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Trapani, Sicily.[21]
Havlyst   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea off Lindesnes, Vest-Agder (57°30′N 6°50′E / 57.500°N 6.833°E / 57.500; 6.833) by SM U-54 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[22]
Anna Fostenes   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk, probably by a floating mine, 90 miles (140 km) north of Terschelling, with the loss of eight crewman.[23]
Lord Scarborough   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was sunk in the North Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) east of the Isle of May, Fife by SM UB-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[24]
Sagitta   Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the North Sea (60°00′N 2°00′W / 60.000°N 2.000°W / 60.000; -2.000) by SM U-78 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[25]
Snespurven   Norway World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) south south west of the Tuskar Rock, Ireland (50°55′N 7°03′W / 50.917°N 7.050°W / 50.917; -7.050) by SM U-59 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[26]
Zealandia   United States The ship ran aground off Southport, Lancashire, United Kingdom.[27]

3 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Annunziata A.   Italy World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea east of Sardinia (39°52′N 10°04′E / 39.867°N 10.067°E / 39.867; 10.067) by SM UC-38 (  Imperial German Navy).[28]
Ardgask   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) south west of Cape Rosello, Sicily by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[11][29]
Caterina R.   Italy World War I: The barquentine was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea east of Sicily (39°27′N 9°46′E / 39.450°N 9.767°E / 39.450; 9.767) by SM UC-38 (  Imperial German Navy).[30]
Domenico   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea east of Sardinia (39°24′N 9°55′E / 39.400°N 9.917°E / 39.400; 9.917) by SM UC-38 (  Imperial German Navy).[31]
Ellen James   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[11][32]
Ernest Simons   France World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north east of Cap Sera, Algeria (37°08′N 8°28′E / 37.133°N 8.467°E / 37.133; 8.467) by SM UC-37 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[33]
Hesperus   Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 72 nautical miles (133 km) off the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (48°50′N 7°20′W / 48.833°N 7.333°W / 48.833; -7.333) by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[34]
Maria Ferrara   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of Sicily by SM U-65 (  Imperial German Navy).[35]
Nuova Maria di Porto Salvo   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Sicily by SM UC-38 (  Imperial German Navy).[36]
Saint Simon   France World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) north west of La Galite, Tunisia (37°36′N 8°38′E / 37.600°N 8.633°E / 37.600; 8.633) by SM UC-37 (  Imperial German Navy).[37]
Vasilefs Constantinos   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Aegean Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) south west of Akra Akritas by SM UB-43 (  Imperial German Navy).[38]

4 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 April 1917
Ship Country Description
City of Paris   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 46 nautical miles (85 km) south by east of Cap d'Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France (42°54′N 7°38′E / 42.900°N 7.633°E / 42.900; 7.633) by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 122 lives.[11][39]
Domingo   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Queenstown, County Cork, United Kingdom by SM U-60 (  Imperial German Navy).[40]
Gibraltar   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east north east of Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire by SM UB-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[41][42]
Hundvaagø   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland. She was beached at Castletownbere, County Cork. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.[43]
Hunstanton   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 36 nautical miles (67 km) west of the Isles of Scilly (49°50′N 7°40′W / 49.833°N 7.667°W / 49.833; -7.667) by SM UC-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[44]
Maggie Ross   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) north east of Girdle Ness, Aberdeenshire by SM UB-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[42][45]
Margit   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) south west of Cape Matapan, Greece (35°28′N 21°24′E / 35.467°N 21.400°E / 35.467; 21.400) by SM U-63 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][17][46]
Marguerite   United States World War I: The four-masted schooner was captured and damaged in attempting to scuttle her with a torpedo or by scuttling charges in the Mediterranean Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) south west of Sardinia by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy). She sank the next day. Her crew was rescued by a French torpedo boat 46 hours later.[47][48][49]
Missourian   United States World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Porto Maurizio, Liguria, Italy by SM U-52 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[50][48][51]
Monte Protedigo   Argentina World War I: The barquentine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Isles of Scilly (49°27′N 6°44′W / 49.450°N 6.733°W / 49.450; -6.733) by SM UC-30 (  Imperial German Navy).[52]
Parana   Brazil World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel off Barfleur, Manche, France by SM UB-32 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[53]
Parkgate   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) north east of the Cap de Fer, Algeria (38°12′N 8°10′E / 38.200°N 8.167°E / 38.200; 8.167) by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of sixteen crew. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[54]
Penseiro   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) west of the Isles of Scilly by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[55]
Ravenna   Italy World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Cape Mele, Liguria (44°00′N 8°28′E / 44.000°N 8.467°E / 44.000; 8.467) by SM U-52 (  Imperial German Navy).[56]
San Giovanni Battiste   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by SM UC-37 (  Imperial German Navy).[57]
Trevier   Belgium World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the North Sea off Scheveningen, South Holland, Netherlands (52°15′N 3°49′E / 52.250°N 3.817°E / 52.250; 3.817 (SS Trevier)) by SM UB-23 (  Imperial German Navy).[58]
Vladimir Reitz   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) north west by north of Foula, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by SM U-78 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[59]

5 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Amiral L'Hermite   France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) west north west of the Blasket Islands, County Kerry, United Kingdom by SM U-59 (  Imperial German Navy).[60]
Angel Marina   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Ligurian Sea (43°16′N 7°10′E / 43.267°N 7.167°E / 43.267; 7.167) by SM U-52 (  Imperial German Navy).[61]
Benheather   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 110 nautical miles (200 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°20′N 12°30′W / 51.333°N 12.500°W / 51.333; -12.500) by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[62]
Bris   Denmark World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) north of the Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom by SM U-78 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[63]
Calliope   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) south west of Ustica, Italy (38°22′N 11°25′E / 38.367°N 11.417°E / 38.367; 11.417) by SM U-65 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six lives. Three survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[64]
Canadian   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 47 nautical miles (87 km) north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°36′N 10°48′W / 51.600°N 10.800°W / 51.600; -10.800) by SM U-59 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[65]
Dicto   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south east of the Armen Rock by SM UB-39 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[66]
Dunkerquois   France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 45 nautical miles (83 km) off the Blasket Islands by SM U-86 (  Imperial German Navy).[67]
Ebenezer   Denmark World War I: The three-masted schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west of St. Kilda, United Kingdom (57°58′N 8°20′W / 57.967°N 8.333°W / 57.967; -8.333) by SM U-57 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[68][69]
Ernest Legouve   France World War I: The barque was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) west by south of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom (50°30′N 1°26′W / 50.500°N 1.433°W / 50.500; -1.433) by SM UB-32 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of twenty of her 24 crew.[70]
Gower Coast   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine placed by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the English Channel off Le Tréport, Seine-Inférieure, France with the loss of all fifteen crew.[71]
Marie Celine   France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland by SM U-86 (  Imperial German Navy).[72]
N. J. Fjord   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) east north east of Coquet Island, Northumberland, United Kingdom. Her crew survived.[73]
Roland   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) west north west of the Blasket Islands by SM U-59 (  Imperial German Navy).[74]
San Fulgencio   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Sables d'Olonne, Vendée, France by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy).[75]
Siberier   Belgium World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (52°18′N 11°40′W / 52.300°N 11.667°W / 52.300; -11.667 (SS Siberier)) by SM U-86 (  Imperial German Navy). She was taken in tow but sank the next day.[76]
Solstad   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Ionian Sea north west of Cythera, Greece (36°02′N 20°50′E / 36.033°N 20.833°E / 36.033; 20.833) by SM U-63 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[77]
Vilja   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic OCean 135 nautical miles (250 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (52°12′N 13°07′W / 52.200°N 13.117°W / 52.200; -13.117) by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[78]

6 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Cybele   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea of Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain by SM UC-25 (  Imperial German Navy).[79]
Henry Clay   United States The schooner barge sank in 15 fathoms (90 ft; 27 m) of water 9 miles (14 km) west south west of the Montauk Point Light after springing a leak in a gale, a total loss. The crew was rescued by her tug Germantown (  United States).[80][81]
John H. Ryerson   United States The barge went ashore on Kelsey Point near Duck Island, Connecticut. Refloated and returned to service.[82]
Kongshaug   Norway World War I: The coaster was captured and scuttled in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north of Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom by SM UB-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew were rescued by a Scottish fishing vessel.[83]
La Tour d'Auvergne   France World War I: The brig was shelled and set on fire in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south south east of the Longships Lighthouse by SM UB-39 (  Imperial German Navy). She was towed to Mullion, Cornwall, United Kingdom but was declared a constructive total loss. Her crew survived.[84]
Lord Kitchener   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north by east of Kinnaird Head by SM UB-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[42][85]
Marion   Norway World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (52°10′N 13°46′W / 52.167°N 13.767°W / 52.167; -13.767) by SM U-60 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[86]
Narberth Castle   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) north north west of Dennis Head Old Beacon, North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands by SM UC-27 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[87]
Nestor   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) north west by north of North Ronaldsay by SM UC-27 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[88]
Perce Neige   France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Lands End, Cornwall, United Kingdom by SM UB-39 (  Imperial German Navy).[89]
Powhatan   United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) north by west of North Rona (59°32′N 6°30′W / 59.533°N 6.500°W / 59.533; -6.500) by SM U-66 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 36 crew. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[11][90]
Presto   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine placed by SM UC-40 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east of Roker Point, Sunderland, County Durham (54°57′N 1°16′W / 54.950°N 1.267°W / 54.950; -1.267) with the loss of six of her crew.[91]
Rahmanich   Egypt World War I: The ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt by SM UC-34 (  Imperial German Navy).[92]
Recto   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north by east of Kinnaird Head by SM UB-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[42][93]
Rosalind   United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°39′N 14°20′W / 51.650°N 14.333°W / 51.650; -14.333) by SM U-86 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[94]
Sand Flea   United States The dredge sank in the harbor at Bridgeport, Connecticut.[82]
Spithead   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) north by west of the Damietta Lighthouse, Egypt (31°44′N 31°46′E / 31.733°N 31.767°E / 31.733; 31.767) by SM UC-34 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[11][95]
HMT Strathrannoch   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by SM UC-31 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea off St. Abb's Head, Berwickshire (55°55′N 2°07′W / 55.917°N 2.117°W / 55.917; -2.117) with the loss of all thirteen crew.[96]
Tell City   United States The steamer sank after being forced ashore at Little Hocking, Ohio.[97]
Thelma   Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south by west of the Owers Lightship (  United Kingdom) by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[98]
Vine Branch   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (49°45′N 14°08′W / 49.750°N 14.133°W / 49.750; -14.133) by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all 44 crew.[99]

7 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Caminha   Portugal World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 30 nautical miles (56 km) south south west of Cape Ferrat (45°22′N 2°48′W / 45.367°N 2.800°W / 45.367; -2.800 (SS Caminha)) by gunfire from SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy).[100]
SMS Cormoran   Imperial German Navy World War I: The merchant raider was scuttled at Guam with the loss of nine crew.
Edwin R. Hunt   United States World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Cabo de Gata, Almeria, Spain by SM UC-25 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[101][48]
Emily S. Baymore   United States The barge went on the rocks at Eastern Point, New London, Connecticut.[82]
Fiskaa   Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) off St. Kilda, United Kingdom by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[102]
HMS Jason   Royal Navy World War I: The torpedo boat struck a mine placed by SM U-78 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank off Coll, Inner Hebrides (56°35′45″N 6°28′15″W / 56.59583°N 6.47083°W / 56.59583; -6.47083) with the loss of 25 crew.[103]
Maplewood   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 47 nautical miles (87 km) south west of Cape Sperone, Sardinia, Italy by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][104]
Salmo   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 210 nautical miles (390 km) north west of the Fastnet Rock (52°30′N 14°40′W / 52.500°N 14.667°W / 52.500; -14.667) by SM U-60 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[105]
Scow No. 35   United States The scow sank in White Head Pass, Portland, Maine.[82]
Seward   United States World War I: The cargo ship was shelled, or torpedoed, and sunk, or captured and scuttled with explosives, depending on source, in the Mediterranean Sea 22 nautical miles (41 km) north east of Begur, Spain (42°42′N 3°41′E / 42.700°N 3.683°E / 42.700; 3.683) by SM U-52 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[106][48][107]
Trefusis   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south east of Cape Pula, Sardinia (38°38′N 9°25′E / 38.633°N 9.417°E / 38.633; 9.417) by SM U-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but three survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[17][108]

8 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Alba   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Garraf, Spain (41°05′N 1°53′E / 41.083°N 1.883°E / 41.083; 1.883) by SM U-52 (  Imperial German Navy).[109]
SMS G88   Imperial German Navy World War I: The G85-class torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by a Royal Navy Coastal Motor Boat.[110][111]
Geilan Bahri   United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 54 nautical miles (100 km) off Alexandria, Egypt by SM UC-34 (  Imperial German Navy).[11][112]
Livatho   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Crete (36°24′N 20°56′E / 36.400°N 20.933°E / 36.400; 20.933) by SM UB-47 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[113]
Lucia   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Pula, Sardinia by SM U-65 (  Imperial German Navy).[114]
Nestos   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) west south west of Sapientza (36°27′N 20°59′E / 36.450°N 20.983°E / 36.450; 20.983) by SM UB-47 (  Imperial German Navy).[115]
Papa Gian Battista   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Pula, Sardinia by SM U-65 (  Imperial German Navy).[116]
Petridge   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west north west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°14′N 10°10′W / 48.233°N 10.167°W / 48.233; -10.167) by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but two of them were taken as prisoners of war.[117]
Torrington   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) south west of the Isles of Scilly by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 34 crew. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[118]
Umvoti   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west north west of Ouessant (48°48′N 10°15′W / 48.800°N 10.250°W / 48.800; -10.250) by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four crew. Two survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[11][119]

9 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Avon   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship struck a mine placed by SM UC-7 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the Thames Estuary 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) south east by south of the Tongue Lightship (  United Kingdom) (51°29′00″N 1°26′30″E / 51.48333°N 1.44167°E / 51.48333; 1.44167) with the loss of two lives.[120]
Cairnie   United Kingdom The coaster dragged her anchors, collided with another vessel and sank. Her crew were rescued.[121]
Concord   United States The steamer went ashore on Hog Island, Massachusetts.[82]
Esterel   France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Port-Vendres, Pyrénées-Orientales (42°39′N 3°30′E / 42.650°N 3.500°E / 42.650; 3.500) by SM U-52 (  Imperial German Navy).[122]
Fremad I   Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the North Sea 200 nautical miles (370 km) off Lindesnes, Vest-Agder (58°47′N 0°52′E / 58.783°N 0.867°E / 58.783; 0.867) by SM U-59 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[123]
Ganslei   Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in Kola Bay (69°19′N 33°31′E / 69.317°N 33.517°E / 69.317; 33.517) by SM U-75 (  Imperial German Navy).[124]
Kittiwake   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) north west of the Maas Lightship (  Netherlands) (52°15′N 3°18′E / 52.250°N 3.300°E / 52.250; 3.300) by SM UB-30 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven crew.[125]
HMT Ortho   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by SM UC-14 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk (52°23′00″N 1°52′30″E / 52.38333°N 1.87500°E / 52.38333; 1.87500) with the loss of a crew member.[126]
Saint Maudez   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) north north west of Fécamp, Seine-Inférieure by SM UB-39 (  Imperial German Navy).[127]
Themistoclis   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) off Pointe Saint-Mathieu, Finistère, France by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy).[128]
Valhall   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) north of the Pierres Noires, Finistère by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[129]

10 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Abd Razid   Tunisia World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tripoli, Libya by SM UC-20 (  Imperial German Navy).[130]
Dalton   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Matapan, Greece (36°00′N 22°40′E / 36.000°N 22.667°E / 36.000; 22.667) by SM U-28 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy). Her crew survived.[11][131]
HMS P26   Royal Navy World War I: The P-class sloop struck a mine placed by SM UC-26 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the English Channel off Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France with the loss of nineteen of her 59 crew. Survivors were rescued by HMS P19 (  Royal Navy[132][133]
Pluto   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 32 nautical miles (59 km) south east by east of Lowestoft, Suffolk (52°19′N 2°34′E / 52.317°N 2.567°E / 52.317; 2.567) by SM UB-20 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][134]
Porto di Rodi   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Ionian Sea 37°53′N 18°02′E / 37.883°N 18.033°E / 37.883; 18.033) SM U-32 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 31 crew.[135]
Ranvik   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 45 nautical miles (83 km) west south west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[136]
HMHS Salta   Royal Navy (  Red Cross): World War I: The hospital ship struck a mine and sank at Le Havre with the loss of 130 of the 205 people on board.

11 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 April 1917
Ship Country Description
HMT Amy   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by SM UC-26 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the English Channel off Le Havre, Seine Maritime, France with the loss of nine of her crew.[137]
Ansgar   Denmark World War I: The barquentine was set afire and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape San Antonio, Spain (39°06′N 0°30′E / 39.100°N 0.500°E / 39.100; 0.500) by SM U-52 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[138]
Candia   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Zuwara, Libya by SM UC-20 (  Imperial German Navy).[139]
Cyfarthfa   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 32 nautical miles (59 km) west south west of Antikythera, Greece (35°29′N 22°30′E / 35.483°N 22.500°E / 35.483; 22.500) by SM UB-47 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][140]
Duchess of Cornwall   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine placed by SM UC-26 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of Cape Barfleur, Manche, France with the loss of 23 of her crew.[141]
Imperial Transport   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 140 nautical miles (260 km) north west by north of Alexandria, Egypt by SM UC-34 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[11][142]
Miss Morris   United Kingdom World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) south east of Garrucha, Andalusia, Spain (36°57′N 1°50′W / 36.950°N 1.833°W / 36.950; -1.833) by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[143]
Nancy   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 42 nautical miles (78 km) off the Hellisøy Lighthouse, Hordaland, Norway by SM U-30 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew.[144]
Precedent   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the English Channel 12 nautical miles (22 km) east south east of Berry Head, Devon by SM UB-38 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[42][145]
Quaggy   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine placed by SM UC-31 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire with the loss of two of her crew.[146]
Sarvsfos   Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the North Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) south east of Kirkwall, Orkney Islands (58°33′N 0°00′E / 58.550°N 0.000°E / 58.550; 0.000) by SM U-50 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[147]
Saxo   Denmark World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 42 nautical miles (78 km) off the Hellisøy Lighthouse by SM U-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[148]
Star   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 68 nautical miles (126 km) off the coast of Fife, United Kingdom by SM U-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[149]
Sylfiden   Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Barents Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) north by west of Holmengrå, Finnmark by SM U-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[150]
HMS Thrush   Royal Navy The salvage ship was wrecked off Glenarm, Ireland.
Tremorvah   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 70 nautical miles (130 km) north north west of Cape Bougaroni, Algeria by SM U-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but four of them were taken as prisoners of war.[11][151]

12 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Angela M.   Italy World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea north west of Cape Bougaroni, Algeria by SM U-65 (  Imperial German Navy).[152]
Caliban   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north east by east of Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire by SM UC-76 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[42][153]
Chinkiang   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) north east by east of Buchan Ness, Aberdeenshire by SM UC-76 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[42][154]
Crown Prince   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north east by east of Girdle Ness by SM UC-76 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[155]
Dina Henderika   Netherlands World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east north east of Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom by SM UC-30 (  Imperial German Navy).[156]
Edelweiss   France World War I: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy).[157]
Equerry   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) north east of Kincaid Head by SM UC-76 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[158]
Ernst Sophie   Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (51°05′N 11°58′W / 51.083°N 11.967°W / 51.083; -11.967) by SM UC-27 (  Imperial German Navy).[159]
Fife Ness   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 23 nautical miles (43 km) east north east of Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire by SM UC-76 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[42][160]
Glencliffe   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) off Tabarca Island, Alicante, Spain (38°07′N 0°22′W / 38.117°N 0.367°W / 38.117; -0.367) by SM U-52 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member. Three survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[11][161]
India   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Gibraltar by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[162]
Kildale   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) east of Pantelleria, Italy (36°44′N 12°32′E / 36.733°N 12.533°E / 36.733; 12.533) SM U-32 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[163]
Kolaastind   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (60°14′N 2°42′E / 60.233°N 2.700°E / 60.233; 2.700) by SM U-30 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four crew.[164]
Largo Bay   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) north east by east of Buchan Ness by SM UC-76 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[165]
Lilian   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north east by east of Girdle Ness by SM UC-76 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[166]
Lismore   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 22 nautical miles (41 km) north west by north of Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France (49°48′N 0°18′W / 49.800°N 0.300°W / 49.800; -0.300) by SM UB-38 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five lives.[11][167]
Neptunus   Netherlands World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east north east of Hartlepool by SM UC-31 (  Imperial German Navy).[168]
Niritos   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off Augusta, Sicily, Italy (37°13′N 15°20′E / 37.217°N 15.333°E / 37.217; 15.333) by SM U-27 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy).[169]
Osprey   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north east by east of Girdle Ness by SM UC-76 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[170]
Toro   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west north west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°30′N 10°00′W / 48.500°N 10.000°W / 48.500; -10.000) by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of fourteen crew. Two survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[11][171]
Union   Denmark World War I: The schooner was sunk in the North Sea 18 to 20 nautical miles (33 to 37 km) east of the Souter Lighthouse, County Durham by SM UC-31 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[172]
Voorwarts   Netherlands World War I: The schooner was sunk in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east north east of Hartlepool by SM UC-30 (  Imperial German Navy).[173]

13 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Argyll   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 110 nautical miles (200 km) west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (49°23′N 9°07′W / 49.383°N 9.117°W / 49.383; -9.117) by SM U-84 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 22 of her crew.[11][174]
Bandon   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine placed by SM UC-44 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) south west of Mine Head, Waterford (51°57′N 7°35′W / 51.950°N 7.583°W / 51.950; -7.583) with the loss of 28 of her crew.[175]
Bokn   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 95 nautical miles (176 km) off the Hellisøy Lighthouse, Hordaland (60°04′N 0°45′E / 60.067°N 0.750°E / 60.067; 0.750) by SM U-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[176]
Frixos   Russian Empire World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) east of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (60°04′N 0°45′E / 60.067°N 0.750°E / 60.067; 0.750) by SM U-30 (  Imperial German Navy).[177]
Gama   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea (60°24′N 1°15′E / 60.400°N 1.250°E / 60.400; 1.250) by SM U-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[178]
Gambetta   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the Île d'Yeu, Finistère by SM UC-26 (  Imperial German Navy).[179]
Giuseppe Accame   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) west of Cape Spartel, Morocco by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[180]
Glenlora   Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the North Sea (60°36′N 1°53′E / 60.600°N 1.883°E / 60.600; 1.883) by SM U-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[181]
Kariba   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 260 nautical miles (480 km) west north west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°30′N 11°28′W / 48.500°N 11.467°W / 48.500; -11.467) by SM UC-27 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of thirteen of her crew.[11][182]
Maggie Todd   United States The schooner went ashore at Wood End, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Refloated and returned to service.[82]
Maria   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) south west of Portland Bill, Dorset by SM UB-38 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][183]
HMML 534   Royal Navy The motor launch was lost in the Mediterranean Sea on this date.[17]
Odysseus   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of Cape Spartel by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[184]
HMT Pitstruan   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by SM UC-76 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south east of the Noss Head Lighthouse, Shetland Islands with the loss of eleven of her crew.[185]
Stork   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire by SM UC-41 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[42][186]
Strathcona   Canada World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 145 nautical miles (269 km) west north west of North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands, United Kingdom (59°35′N 5°49′W / 59.583°N 5.817°W / 59.583; -5.817) by SM U-78 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of nine crew. Three survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[11][187]
Stromboli   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of Cape Spartel by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[188]
W. F. Babcock   United States The schooner barge went ashore on Monomoy Point, Massachusetts. Refloated and returned to service.[82][189]
Zara   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 90 nautical miles (170 km) off the Hellisøy Lighthouse (60°08′N 1°52′E / 60.133°N 1.867°E / 60.133; 1.867) by SM U-30 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 27 lives.[190]

14 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Andromach   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Shetland Islands by SM U-78 (  Imperial German Navy). Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war. The other eleven crew took to the lifeboat but were not found.[191]
Cinque Ottobre   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tunisia by SM UC-20 (  Imperial German Navy).[192]
Fjeldli   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 76 nautical miles (141 km) west by north of the Marstein Lighthouse, Hordaland (60°02′N 2°10′E / 60.033°N 2.167°E / 60.033; 2.167) by SM U-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[193]
Gange   French Navy World War I: The troopship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 33 nautical miles (61 km) north east of Cape Serrat, Algeria (37°24′N 9°50′E / 37.400°N 9.833°E / 37.400; 9.833) by SM UC-37 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of one life.[194]
Hermione   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine placed by SM UC-33 (  Imperial German Navy) and was damaged in the Irish Sea off the Coningbeg Lightship (  United Kingdom). She was beached in Dunmore Bay where she was declared a constructive total loss. Subsequently scrapped in situ.[195]
HMT Orcades   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine placed by SM UC-7 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea off Grimsby with the loss of six of her crew.[196]
Patagonier   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 135 nautical miles (250 km)) west of Gibraltar (36°00′N 9°00′W / 36.000°N 9.000°W / 36.000; -9.000) by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][197]
Progresso   Italy World War I: The tug was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tunisia by SM UC-20 (  Imperial German Navy).[198]
Spray   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) north east of the mouth of the River Tyne by SM UC-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[199]
Tom   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 12 nautical miles (22 km) off Hourtin, Gironde, France (45°05′N 1°30′W / 45.083°N 1.500°W / 45.083; -1.500) by SM UC-26 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[200]
Tres Macs   Portugal World War I: The auxiliary sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (36°39′N 7°22′W / 36.650°N 7.367°W / 36.650; -7.367) by SM U-52 (  Imperial German Navy).[201]
Venus   Norway World War I: The coaster struck a mine placed by SM UC-50 (  Imperial German Navy) and sank in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, United Kingdom with the loss of fourteen of her crew.[202]

15 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 April 1917
Ship Country Description
A-5   United States Navy Sunk at Cavite Navy Yard in the Philippines due to a ballast tank leak. Raised and returned to service.[203]
Alert   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Dover, Kent.[11]
Alessio Cocco   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Tunisia by SM UC-20 (  Imperial German Navy).[204]
Arcadian   United Kingdom
 
SS Arcadian
World War I: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Sea of Crete 26 nautical miles (48 km) northeast of Milos, Greece (36°50′N 24°50′E / 36.833°N 24.833°E / 36.833; 24.833) by SM UC-74 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 277 lives.[11][205]
Astræa   Denmark World War I: The barquentine was set afire and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (49°00′N 10°30′W / 49.000°N 10.500°W / 49.000; -10.500) by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven crew.[206]
Brothertoft   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was sunk in the North Sea (approximately 55°50′N 1°30′E / 55.833°N 1.500°E / 55.833; 1.500) by SM UC-30 (  Imperial German Navy).[207]
Cameronia   United Kingdom World War I: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 150 nautical miles (280 km) east of Malta (35°50′N 17°32′E / 35.833°N 17.533°E / 35.833; 17.533) by SM U-33 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 140-210 of the 2,650-plus people on board. Survivors were rescued by HMS Nemesis and HMS Rifleman (both   Royal Navy).
Dalmatian   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea by SM UC-44 (  Imperial German Navy). Her nine crew took to the lifeboats but did not survive.[208]
Fram   Denmark World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the North Sea (56°35′N 2°45′W / 56.583°N 2.750°W / 56.583; -2.750) by SM U-93 (  Imperial German Navy).[209]
Gretaston   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (43°08′N 11°32′W / 43.133°N 11.533°W / 43.133; -11.533) by SM UC-27 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all 29 crew.[210]
Heikina   Netherlands World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea by SM UC-44 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew took to the lifeboats but did not survive.[211]
Mashobra   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 140 nautical miles (260 km) south west of Cape Matapan, Greece (35°34′N 20°40′E / 35.567°N 20.667°E / 35.567; 20.667) by SM U-28 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy) with the loss of eight lives. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[11][212]
Møhlenpris   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south west of Beachy Head, Sussex, United Kingdom (50°38′N 0°15′W / 50.633°N 0.250°W / 50.633; -0.250) by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[213]
Panaghi Drakatos   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 26 nautical miles (48 km) off Cape Santa Maria, Portugal by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[214]
Paris   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) west of Greipengen by SM U-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[215]
Sutterton   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 65 nautical miles (120 km) east south east of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire (55°45′N 0°15′W / 55.750°N 0.250°W / 55.750; -0.250) by SM UC-44 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[42][216]
Tusnastabb   Norway World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Cap Gris Nez, Pas-de-Calais, France (50°54′N 1°34′E / 50.900°N 1.567°E / 50.900; 1.567). Her crew survived.[217]

16 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Amanda   Sweden World War I: The brig was scuttled in the North Sea[218] (56°27′N 3°00′E / 56.450°N 3.000°E / 56.450; 3.000) by SM UC-51 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[219]
Anne   Denmark World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (51°45′N 17°20′W / 51.750°N 17.333°W / 51.750; -17.333) by SM U-43 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[220]
HMS C16   Royal Navy The C-class submarine was rammed and sunk at Harwich, Essex by HMS Melampus (  Royal Navy) with the loss of all sixteen crew. She was subsequently salvaged, repaired and returned to service.
Cairndhu   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) west of Beachy Head, Sussex by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eleven of her crew.[11][221]
Crios   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Espichel, Portugal (38°20′N 9°12′W / 38.333°N 9.200°W / 38.333; -9.200) by SM U-52 (  Imperial German Navy).[222]
Eduard   United Kingdom World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 12 nautical miles (22 km) south west of Beachy Head (50°34′N 0°05′E / 50.567°N 0.083°E / 50.567; 0.083) by SM UC-70 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[223]
Endymion   Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) west of Galway, United Kingdom (52°30′N 16°20′W / 52.500°N 16.333°W / 52.500; -16.333) by SM U-43 (  Imperial German Navy).[224]
Lord Chancellor   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) north east of the Longstone Lighthouse, Northumberland by SM UC-41 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[42][225]
Marden   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) north west of Cap Gris Nez, Pas-de-Calais, France by SM UB-36 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[226]
Polycarp   Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea (56°23′N 2°52′E / 56.383°N 2.867°E / 56.383; 2.867) by SM UC-51 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[227]
Queen Mary   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) north west by north of the Fastnet Rock (51°48′N 14°52′W / 51.800°N 14.867°W / 51.800; -14.867) by SM U-60 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of nine crew.[11][228]
Rochester Castle   United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) west south west of Cap Gris Nez by SM UB-36 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[229]
Rosetta   Egypt World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Gaza by SM UB-42 (  Imperial German Navy).[230]
Sagres   Portugal World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Cap Blanc, Tunisia.[231]
Sea Products Co. No. 1   United States The barge sank in a storm with high winds and high seas off the coast of California half way between Point Dume and San Pedro, California, a total loss.[80]
Smeul   Royal Romanian Navy World War I: The Nǎluca-class torpedo boat was sunk by Ottoman mines laid by the cruiser Midilli (  Ottoman Navy) in the Danube River Estuary.[232][233][234]
Sontay   France World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) south east of Malta (35°02′N 16°28′E / 35.033°N 16.467°E / 35.033; 16.467) by SM U-33 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[235]
Towergate   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (52°10′N 16°16′W / 52.167°N 16.267°W / 52.167; -16.267) by SM U-43 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][236]
Victoria   United Kingdom World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) south west of Beachy Head by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][237]

17 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Aburi   United Kingdom World War I: The Elder Dempster 3,730 GRT cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 125 nautical miles (232 km) north west of Tory Island, County Donegal (56°15′N 11°30′W / 56.250°N 11.500°W / 56.250; -11.500) by SM U-61 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 25 crew.[238]
Atalanta   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea with the loss of all but one crew – 16 dead.[239] The U-boat was SM U-86 (  Imperial German Navy).[240]
Bretagne   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 8 to 9 nautical miles (15 to 17 km) off Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom (57°43′N 1°42′W / 57.717°N 1.700°W / 57.717; -1.700) by SM UC-45 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[241]
Brisbane River   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 140 nautical miles (260 km) west of Gibraltar (35°30′N 8°10′W / 35.500°N 8.167°W / 35.500; -8.167) by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[11][242]
Cairnhill   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (52°09′N 13°16′W / 52.150°N 13.267°W / 52.150; -13.267) by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[11][243]
Charles Goodanew   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) north north east of Rattray Head (57°39′N 1°45′W / 57.650°N 1.750°W / 57.650; -1.750) by SM UC-45 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of thirteen of her crew.[244]
Corfu   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) west of Gibraltar (35°14′N 8°25′W / 35.233°N 8.417°W / 35.233; -8.417) by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew.[11][245]
Costante   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Algeria (36°53′N 4°15′E / 36.883°N 4.250°E / 36.883; 4.250) by SM U-32 (  Imperial German Navy).[246]
Dantzic   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Irish Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south by west of St. Ann's Head, Pembrokeshire by SM UC-47 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[247]
Donegal   United Kingdom ( ): World War I: The hospital ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 19 nautical miles (35 km) south of the Dean Lightship (  United Kingdom) (50°26′N 1°00′W / 50.433°N 1.000°W / 50.433; -1.000) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 40 lives.[11][248][249]
Fernmoor   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west of Gibraltar (35°30′N 8°18′W / 35.500°N 8.300°W / 35.500; -8.300) by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][250]
Kish   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-67 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six crew.[11][251]
HMHS Lanfranc   Royal Navy ( ) World War I: The hospital ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 42 nautical miles (78 km) north of Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France (50°11′N 0°12′E / 50.183°N 0.200°E / 50.183; 0.200) by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 40 lives.[252]
Robert   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 14 nautical miles (26 km) east of Fair Isle, United Kingdom by SM UC-76 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eight crew.[253]
U.S.A.   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 16 nautical miles (30 km) east north east of the Longstone Lighthouse, Northumberland (55°54′N 1°06′W / 55.900°N 1.100°W / 55.900; -1.100) by SM UC-41 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[42][254]
William Shephard   United Kingdom World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the Irish Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south by west of St. Ann's Head by SM UC-47 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[255]

18 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Bergensgut   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) east of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom by SM UC-76 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of ten of her crew.[256]
Castilian   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 110 nautical miles (200 km) north west by north of Tory Island, County Donegal (56°20′N 10°45′W / 56.333°N 10.750°W / 56.333; -10.750) by SM U-61 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of ten crew.[11][257]
Cragoswald   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) west by south of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM U-84 (  Imperial German Navy). with the loss of two of her crew.[11][258]
Heim   Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of Pointe d'Ailly, Seine-Inférieure, France with the loss of two of her crew. by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[259]
John S. Boyle   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) east by south of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire (56°16′N 1°33′W / 56.267°N 1.550°W / 56.267; -1.550) by SM UC-41 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[42][260]
Louisiana   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km)) north north east of Buchan Ness, (57°47′N 1°22′W / 57.783°N 1.367°W / 57.783; -1.367) by SM UC-45 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[261]
Marcel   Belgium World War I: The tug was scuttled in the North Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) north east of the Noord Hinder Lightship (  Netherlands) by SM UB-23 (  Imperial German Navy).[262]
Rameses   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) east of St Abb's Head (56°14′N 1°29′W / 56.233°N 1.483°W / 56.233; -1.483) by SM UC-41 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[263]
Rhydwen   United Kingdom World War I: the cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 170 nautical miles (310 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (51°40′N 14°00′W / 51.667°N 14.000°W / 51.667; -14.000) by SM U-67 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six crew.[11][264]
Rinaldo   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 18 nautical miles (33 km) west by north of Cape Cherchell, Algeria (36°35′N 1°48′E / 36.583°N 1.800°E / 36.583; 1.800) by SM U-32 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][265]
Rowena   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 95 nautical miles (176 km) west by south of the Bishop Rock (49°03′N 8°25′W / 49.050°N 8.417°W / 49.050; -8.417) by SM U-84 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[11][266]
Scalpa   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-53 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][267]
Sculptor   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (51°56′N 12°50′W / 51.933°N 12.833°W / 51.933; -12.833) by SM U-53 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[11][268]
Surcouf   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel off Île Vierge, Finistère by SM UC-26 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[269]
Thistle   United States During a voyage from Seattle, Washington, to Nushagak, Territory of Alaska, the 102-gross register ton, 90.5-foot (27.6 m) steam fishing vessel ran aground in the Gulf of Georgia on Pender Island in the southern Gulf Islands in British Columbia, Canada. When the tide turned, she floated free, but then sank due to the damage she suffered in the grounding. All 14 people on board survived and were rescued by the steamer Admiral Farragut (  United States).[270]
Thomas   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Cape St. Vincent, Portugal by SM UC-27 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[271]
Trekieve   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) west of Gibraltar (35°00′N 9°45′W / 35.000°N 9.750°W / 35.000; -9.750) by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew.[11][272]
Troldfos   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) west north west of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by SM U-93 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[273]
West Lothian   Norway World War I: The four-masted barque was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of the Shetland Islands (60°55′N 3°30′W / 60.917°N 3.500°W / 60.917; -3.500) by SM U-93 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[274]
Witham   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 125 nautical miles (232 km) east by south of St Abb's Head (55°56′N 1°36′E / 55.933°N 1.600°E / 55.933; 1.600) by SM UC-50 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[42][275]

19 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Avocet   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°19′N 12°30′W / 51.317°N 12.500°W / 51.317; -12.500) by SM U-50 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][276]
Bethlehem   United Kingdom World War I: The auxiliary sailing vessel struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of a crew member.[277]
Cilurnum   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south west of Penmarc'h, Finistère, France (47°45′N 4°30′W / 47.750°N 4.500°W / 47.750; -4.500) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[11][278]
Ellida   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) east north east of Whitby, Yorkshire, United Kingdom by SM UB-41 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[279]
Elswick Manor   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°36′N 9°32′W / 47.600°N 9.533°W / 47.600; -9.533) by SM U-84 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][280]
Gold Coast   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) south of Mine Head, Cornwall (51°46′N 7°28′W / 51.767°N 7.467°W / 51.767; -7.467) by SM UC-47 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][281]
Howth Head   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 158 nautical miles (293 km) north west of the Fastnet Rock (52°20′N 13°38′W / 52.333°N 13.633°W / 52.333; -13.633) by SM U-60 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[11][282]
Jewel   United Kingdom World War I: The brig was scuttled in St. George's Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) south east of the Coningbeg Lightship (  United Kingdom) by SM UC-47 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[283]
HMT Lobelia   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank off Fanad Point, Lough Swilly (55°16′N 7°45′W / 55.267°N 7.750°W / 55.267; -7.750) with the loss of eleven crew.[284]
Poltava   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east north east of the Souter Point Lighthouse, South Shields, County Durham (54°59′00″N 1°16′30″W / 54.98333°N 1.27500°W / 54.98333; -1.27500). Her crew survived.[285]
SMS Seeadler   Imperial German Navy The hulk exploded and sank at Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony.
Senator Dantziger   United Kingdom World War I: the schooner was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south by east of Newhaven, Sussex by SM UC-26 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[286]
Senhora da Conceicao   Portugal World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cape Finisterre, Spain (43°38′N 10°00′W / 43.633°N 10.000°W / 43.633; -10.000) by SM U-52 (  Imperial German Navy).[287]
Sowwell   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 170 nautical miles (310 km) west of Gibraltar by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 21 crew.[11][288]
HMT Star of Freedom   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Trevose Head, Cornwall (50°35′N 5°25′W / 50.583°N 5.417°W / 50.583; -5.417 with the loss of ten of her crew.[289]
Tempus   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-53 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[11][290]

20 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Annapolis   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 74 nautical miles (137 km) north west of Eagle Island, County Mayo (55°45′N 11°45′W / 55.750°N 11.750°W / 55.750; -11.750) by SM U-61 and SM U-69 (both   Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[291]
August   Russia World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) west of Ireland (50°25′N 16°40′W / 50.417°N 16.667°W / 50.417; -16.667) by SM U-43 (  Imperial German Navy).[292]
Ballochbuie   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) east of the Isle of May, Fife by SM UC-41 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[11][293]
Caithness   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) north west by north of Cape Ortegal, Spain (45°48′N 11°07′W / 45.800°N 11.117°W / 45.800; -11.117) by SM U-52 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 47 crew.[11][294]
Erith   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) south of Girdleness, Aberdeenshire by SM UC-44 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[295]
Emma   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) south west by south of the Fastnet Rock (49°55′N 14°40′W / 49.917°N 14.667°W / 49.917; -14.667) by SM U-50 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[296]
Georgios   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 11 nautical miles (20 km) south east of La Vieille, Finistère, France (47°56′N 4°27′W / 47.933°N 4.450°W / 47.933; -4.450) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy).[297]
Grecian   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 22 nautical miles (41 km) north east by east of the Longstone Lighthouse, Northumberland by SM UC-44 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[298]
HMT Loch Eye   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea 1.25 nautical miles (2.32 km) south west of Hook Point, County Waterford (52°08′N 6°59′W / 52.133°N 6.983°W / 52.133; -6.983 with the loss of seven of her crew.[299]
Lowdale   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) west by north of Gibraltar by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][300][301]
Malakand   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 145 nautical miles (269 km) west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (49°20′N 10°00′W / 49.333°N 10.000°W / 49.333; -10.000) by SM U-84 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[11][302]
Nentmoor   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 140 nautical miles (260 km) west of Gibraltar (35°25′N 8°02′W / 35.417°N 8.033°W / 35.417; -8.033) by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][303]
HMS Nepaulin   Royal Navy World War I: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Dyck Lightship (  United Kingdom) with the loss of nineteen of her crew.[304]
HMT Othonna   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (56°17′N 2°27′W / 56.283°N 2.450°W / 56.283; -2.450) with the loss of nine of her crew.[305]
Portloe   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°13′N 14°10′W / 51.217°N 14.167°W / 51.217; -14.167) by SM U-67 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 24 crew.[306]
Ringholm   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off St. Abb's Head, Berwickshire, United Kingdom by SM UC-41 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[307]
HMT Ruthin Castle   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Skinningrove, Yorkshire (54°37′N 0°53′W / 54.617°N 0.883°W / 54.617; -0.883) with the loss of nine of her crew.[308]
San Hilario   United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 270 nautical miles (500 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock (50°55′N 16°28′W / 50.917°N 16.467°W / 50.917; -16.467) by SM U-43 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][309]
Torr Head   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) north west by north of the Fastnet Rock (52°10′N 14°00′W / 52.167°N 14.000°W / 52.167; -14.000) by SM U-60 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][310]

21 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Diadem   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) south west by west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-50 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][311]
Emile et Charlotte   France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay north east of the Île d'Yeu, Vendée by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[312]
SMS G42   Imperial German Navy World War I: Battle of Dover Strait: The Großes Torpedoboot 1913-class torpedo boat was rammed and sunk in the Strait of Dover by HMS Broke (  Royal Navy) with the loss of 36 of her 83 crew.
SMS G85   Imperial German Navy World War I: Battle of Dover Strait: The Großes Torpedoboot 1913-class torpedo boat was torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Dover by HMS Swift (  Royal Navy).
Gerda   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south west of Sumburgh Head, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by SM UC-55 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[313]
Giosue   Italy World War I: The brigantine was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Tunis, Tunisia (37°53′N 10°06′E / 37.883°N 10.100°E / 37.883; 10.100) by SM U-32 (  Imperial German Navy).[314]
Hercules   United States The steam lighter was sunk in a collision with City of Atlanta (flag unknown) in the North Channel in the harbor at Boston, Massachusetts.[82]
Jedburgh   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea (35 nautical miles (65 km) north north west of Foula by SM UC-33 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[315]
Peik   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of Coquet Island, Northumberland, United Kingdom by SM UC-44 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[316]
Pontiac   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 56 nautical miles (104 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (50°31′N 10°09′W / 50.517°N 10.150°W / 50.517; -10.150) by SM U-53 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[11][317]
Sebek   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 145 nautical miles (269 km) north west of Tory Island, County Donegal (56°12′N 12°20′W / 56.200°N 12.333°W / 56.200; -12.333) by SM U-70 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[11][318]
Skjold   Norway World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°41′N 14°37′W / 51.683°N 14.617°W / 51.683; -14.617) by SM U-61 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[319]
Telena   United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 170 nautical miles (310 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°16′N 14°00′W / 51.267°N 14.000°W / 51.267; -14.000) by SM U-61 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][320]
SM UC-30   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UC II submarine struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 66 nautical miles (122 km) west of Nymindegab, Denmark with the loss of all 26 crew.
Ville de Dieppe   France World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of the Île d'Oléron, Charente-Maritime (45°59′N 1°52′W / 45.983°N 1.867°W / 45.983; -1.867) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived and were rescued by a French Navy submarine.[321]
Warrior   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) north east of the Fratelli Rocks, Tunisia with the loss of a crew member.[322]
Yeovil   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) north north west of Foula by SM UC-33 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[42][323]

22 AprilEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 April 1917
Ship Country Description
Arethusa   United Kingdom World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) north west of Eagle Island, County Mayo by SM UC-66 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[324]
Blaatind   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) off Civitavecchia, Lazio, Italy (42°28′N 10°59′E / 42.467°N 10.983°E / 42.467; 10.983) by SM U-33 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[325]
Capenor   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off La Pallice, Charente-Maritime, France (46°06′N 1°17′W / 46.100°N 1.283°W / 46.100; -1.283). Her crew survived.[326]
Giskø   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (61°03′N 3°28′E / 61.050°N 3.467°E / 61.050; 3.467 by SM U-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[327]
Godø   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 16 nautical miles (30 km) east of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by SM UC-41 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[328]
Maria S.   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Civitavecchia by SM U-33 (  Imperial German Navy).[329]
HMML 431   Royal Navy The motor launch was lost on this date.[17]
Neepawah   Canada World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) south west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom by SM U-53 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[11][330]
Nightingale   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 26 nautical miles (48 km) south of Aberdeen by SM UC-44 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[331]
Percy Birdsall   United States World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the Gironde Estuary by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[332][48]
Theodore William   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) off the Shetland Islands (60°45′N 0°13′E / 60.750°N 0.217°E / 60.750; 0.217) by SM U-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[333]
Unione   Italy World War I: The brigantine was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Civitavecchia (42°01′N 10°54′E / 42.017°N 10.900°E / 42.017; 10.900) by SM U-33 (