List of shipwrecks in August 1917

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

1 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Alcyone   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 45 nautical miles (83 km) north north west of the Roches-Douvres Lighthouse, Côtes-du-Nord, France by SM UB-31 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[1]
Alexandre   France World War I: The four-masted barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 400 nautical miles (740 km) north of the Azores, Portugal (33°33′N 23°15′W / 33.550°N 23.250°W / 33.550; -23.250) by SM U-155 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[2]
Charlotte W. Miller   United States The schooner sank on 31 July after a collision with USS D-2 (  United States Navy) near Bartletts Reef near New London, Connecticut. She was towed to the vicinity of Sarahs Ledge in Long Island Sound by USS Ontario (  United States Navy) where she sank again on 1 August. Raised and towed to New London, Connecticut, declared a total loss.[3][4]
Giacinto Pullino   Italian Royal Navy The captured Pullino-class submarine sank in the Adriatic Sea while under tow to Pola by Austro-Hungarian forces. Her wreck was refloated on 28 February 1931 and scrapped in 1931.[5]
Hersing   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Greier-class Vorpostenboot was sunk by mines south east of Gjedser.[6]
Karina   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 17 nautical miles (31 km) south south west of Hook Point, County Waterford by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eleven lives.[7][8]
Laertes   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 1.25 nautical miles (2.32 km) south of Prawle Point, Devon by SM UB-31 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 14 of her crew.[8][9]
HMHS Letitia   Royal Navy The hospital ship ran aground and sank in Portuguese Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada with the loss of one life. She was on a voyage from Liverpool, Lancashire to Halifax, Nova Scotia.[10]
Llandudno   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 110 nautical miles (200 km) west by north of Porquerolles, Var, France by SM U-33 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[8][11]
HMT Nina   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler truck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Prawle Point with some loss of life.[12]
Otowa   Imperial Japanese Navy The Otowa-class protected cruiser ran aground off Daiō, Mie (34°14′N 136°35′E / 34.233°N 136.583°E / 34.233; 136.583). She sank on 10 August.
Rokeby   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) south west of Porquerolles. Her crew survived.[13]

2 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 August 1917
Ship Country Description
USS Arvilla   United States Navy The patrol boat collided with the fishing vessel Higo (  United States) at San Diego, California and sank. She was later raised, repaired and returned to service.
Aurum   United States The 26-gross register ton, 50-foot (15.2 m) sternwheel cargo ship struck an obstruction and was lost near Golovin, Territory of Alaska.[14]
HMS Ermine   Royal Navy World War I: The fleet messenger struck a mine and sank in the Aegean Sea (40°39′N 23°34′E / 40.650°N 23.567°E / 40.650; 23.567) with the loss of 24 of her crew.[15]
Libia   France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) west of Penmarc'h, Finistère (47°49′N 5°55′W / 47.817°N 5.917°W / 47.817; -5.917) by SM U-61 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 24 crew.[16]
Marthe   France World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean south south east of the Azores, Portugal (33°38′N 23°30′W / 33.633°N 23.500°W / 33.633; -23.500) by SM U-155 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[17]
Newlyn   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of Prawle Point, Devon by SM UB-31 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[18]
SMS Seeadler   Imperial German Navy
 
SMS Seeadler

The auxiliary cruiser was wrecked when driven ashore by a tidal wave on Maupihaa, French Polynesia. Her crew survived.[19]

Teesdale   United Kingdom The cargo ship foundered in the North Sea three nautical miles (5.6 km) north of Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Yorkshire.[20]
Young Bert   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea off the mouth of the Humber by SM UC-63 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all hands.[21]

3 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Aube   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) north west of the Île d'Yeu, Vendée, France (46°56′N 2°28′W / 46.933°N 2.467°W / 46.933; -2.467) by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of one of her 30 crew. Survivors were rescued by Bouvreuil (  French Navy).[22]
Beechpark   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south of St Mary's, Isles of Scilly (49°51′N 6°17′W / 49.850°N 6.283°W / 49.850; -6.283) by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][23]
Halldor   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) west of Gibraltar (36°58′N 6°51′W / 36.967°N 6.850°W / 36.967; -6.850) by SM U-39 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[24]
Hornchurch   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) north east of Coquet Island, Northumberland with the loss of two of her crew.[25]
Renée Marthe   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel west of Prawle Point, Devon, United Kingdom by SM UB-31 (  Imperial German Navy).[26]
San Nicola   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by SM UC-226 (  Imperial German Navy).[27]

4 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Angelina T.   Italy World War I: The brigantine was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Cape Corse, Corsica, France (42°41′N 10°04′E / 42.683°N 10.067°E / 42.683; 10.067) by SM U-33 (  Imperial German Navy).[28]
Azira   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) south east of Seaham, County Durham by SM UB-22 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[8][29]
British Monarch   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south south west of Porquerolles, Var, France. Her crew survived.[30]
Cairnstrath   United Kingdom World War I: the cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 6 nautical miles (11 km) south south west of the Île du Pilier, Vendée, France (47°00′N 2°29′W / 47.000°N 2.483°W / 47.000; -2.483) by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 22 of her 23 crew. The survivor was rescued by Victoire (  France).[31]
Countess of Mar   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 55 nautical miles (102 km) north of Bayonne, Basses-Pyrénées, France (44°27′N 1°48′W / 44.450°N 1.800°W / 44.450; -1.800) by SM U-61 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 20 crew.[8][32]
SM UC-44   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UC II submarine was sunk by one of her own mines off the coast of Ireland (52°07′N 6°59′W / 52.117°N 6.983°W / 52.117; -6.983) with the loss of 25 of 26 crew; its commander, Kurt Tebenjohanns, was the sole survivor. The wreck was raised in September 1917 and scrapped.

5 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 August 1917
Ship Country Description
HMT Bovic   Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[33]
HMS Bracondale   Royal Navy World War I: The Q-ship was damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) north west of Tory Island, County Donegal by SM U-44 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member. She was taken in tow, but sank on 7 August.[34]
Campo Libre   Spain World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 40 nautical miles (74 km) off Bilbao, Biscay (44°10′N 2°45′W / 44.167°N 2.750°W / 44.167; -2.750) by SM U-61 (  Imperial German Navy).[35]
Kathleen   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) west of the Skellig Islands, County Kerry (52°10′N 12°20′W / 52.167°N 12.333°W / 52.167; -12.333) by SM U-100 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[36]
Ryton   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship rammed SM U-39 (  Imperial German Navy) in the Atlantic Ocean (35°57′N 7°07′W / 35.950°N 7.117°W / 35.950; -7.117) and sank due to damage received. Her crew survived.[37]
Sauternes   France World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 9 nautical miles (17 km) off Cap Ferrat, Alpes-Maritimes by SM U-61 (  Imperial German Navy).[38]

6 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Alfred   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea off Dunquerque, Nord by SM UC-63 (  Imperial German Navy).[39]
Argalia   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 81 nautical miles (150 km) north west by west of Tory Island, County Donegal by SM U-94 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[8][40]
Baysoto   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 33 nautical miles (61 km) south east by east of Girdleness, Aberdeenshire (56°58′N 1°50′W / 56.967°N 1.833°W / 56.967; -1.833) by SM UC-42 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][41]
Bill   United States The 624-ton scow barge sank at St. Michael, Territory of Alaska.[42]
Campana   United States World War I: The tanker was captured and sunk with explosives in the Atlantic Ocean 143 nautical miles (265 km) off the Île de Ré, Charente Maritime, France (46°08′N 5°30′W / 46.133°N 5.500°W / 46.133; -5.500) by SM U-61 (  Imperial German Navy). Two or six survivors were taken as prisoners of war. The rest of the crew were rescued from lifeboats by Audacieuse (  French Navy)[43][44]
El Kaddra Nr. 53   Tunisia World War I: The boat was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by SM UC-27 (  Imperial German Navy).[45]
Eugenia   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 7.5 nautical miles (13.9 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[46]
Fane   Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the Inner Dowsing Lightship (  United Kingdom) (53°21′N 0°38′E / 53.350°N 0.633°E / 53.350; 0.633) with the loss of four of her crew.[47]
Jenny   Denmark World War I: The brig was scuttled in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) east north east of Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom (54°55′N 0°53′W / 54.917°N 0.883°W / 54.917; -0.883) by SM UB-22 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[48]
Lucky   United States The 8-gross register ton, 33.6-foot (10.2 m) fishing vessel sank near Cape Fox (54°46′10″N 130°50′45″W / 54.76944°N 130.84583°W / 54.76944; -130.84583 (Cape Fox)) in Southeast Alaska. All three people on board survived.[49]
Mamook   United States The 17-gross register ton, 42-foot (12.8 m) motor vessel was destroyed by fire at Eagle Reef (58°27′40″N 134°49′15″W / 58.46111°N 134.82083°W / 58.46111; -134.82083 (Eagle Reef)) in Southeast Alaska. The two people on board survived.[50]
Matunga   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) east of Riche Island, New Guinea by SMS Wolf (  Imperial German Navy).[8]
Narcissus   United Kingdom World War I: The drifter was scuttled in the North Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) south east of the mouth of the River Tyne (54°55′N 1°05′W / 54.917°N 1.083°W / 54.917; -1.083) by SM UB-22 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[51]
Polanna   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of Whitby, Yorkshire by SM UC-40 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[8][52]
Rosemount   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) north east by north of Muckle Flugga, Shetland Islands by SM U-101 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[8][53]
Talisman   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) east south east of Hartlepool (54°44′N 1°10′W / 54.733°N 1.167°W / 54.733; -1.167) by SM UB-41 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[54]

7 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Blesvig   United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with another vessel and sank.[55]
Christiane   United States World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) east of São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal (37°40′N 20°40′W / 37.667°N 20.667°W / 37.667; -20.667) by SM U-155 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56]
Esemplare   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (35°00′N 11°37′E / 35.000°N 11.617°E / 35.000; 11.617) by SM UC-27 (  Imperial German Navy).[57]
Iran   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) east south east of Santa Maria Island, Azores by SM U-155 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][58]
Jarl   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) south west of the Faroe Islands (59°45′N 9°28′W / 59.750°N 9.467°W / 59.750; -9.467) by SM U-22 (  Imperial German Navy).[59] The ship had previously been taken by a British prize crew for visitation in a British port. One of the British prize crew was killed by the explosion.[60]
Onesta   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea off the Inner Dowsing Lightship (  United Kingdom) by SM UC-63 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[61]
Othalia   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) east of the Orkney Islands, United Kingdom[62] (59°00′N 0°58′W / 59.000°N 0.967°W / 59.000; -0.967) by SM UC-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Othalia was towed in to Kirkwall where she was declared a constructive total loss. Subsequently fitted with a new stern section and returned to service.[63]
Port Curtis   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) west of Penmarc'h, Finistère, France (47°30′N 6°00′W / 47.500°N 6.000°W / 47.500; -6.000) by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][64]
Trento   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was captured and scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west north west of Ouessant, Finistère by SM U-61 (  Imperial German Navy).[65]

8 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Berlengas   Portugal World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 90 nautical miles (170 km) south west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°00′N 5°15′W / 47.000°N 5.250°W / 47.000; -5.250 (SS Berlenga)) by SM UC-77 (  Imperial German Navy).[66]
Breton   France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (37°30′N 9°19′E / 37.500°N 9.317°E / 37.500; 9.317) by SM UC-37 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[67]
George A. Marsh   United States The schooner sank in Lake Ontario during a storm with the loss of twelve lives.
HMS Dunraven   Royal Navy
 
HMS Dunraven

World War I: The Q-ship was torpedoed and shelled in the Bay of Biscay off Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member. Survivors were rescued by HMS Christopher (  Royal Navy). HMS Dunraven sank on 10 August.

Llanishen   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) north by east of Cape Creus, Spain 42°25′N 3°20′E / 42.417°N 3.333°E / 42.417; 3.333) by SM U-33 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[8][68]
Marie Jesus Protegez Nous   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk, United Kingdom by SM UC-63 (  Imperial German Navy).[69]

9 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Agne   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea[70] at (60°46′N 3°32′E / 60.767°N 3.533°E / 60.767; 3.533) by SM U-60 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[71]
Alfonso   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (37°25′N 12°05′E / 37.417°N 12.083°E / 37.417; 12.083) by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[72]
Blagdon   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea 75 nautical miles (139 km) east by south of Muckle Flugga, Shetland Islands by SM U-78 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of twelve of her crew. She was abandoned by the survivors and was later sunk by SM U-100 (  Imperial German Navy).[8][73]
Export   Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) west of Sognefjord, Norway by SM U-60 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[74]
Flora   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Gulf of Lyons by SM U-33 (  Imperial German Navy).[75]
Industria   Spain World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Gulf of Lyons by SM U-33 (  Imperial German Navy).[76]
Jack   United Kingdom The tug was wrecked on the Bondicarr Rocks, in the North Sea off Amble, Northumberland.[77]
Jeanne   France The cargo ship collided with a Norwegian merchant vessel and sank. Her crew were rescued.[78]
HMS Recruit   Royal Navy World War I: The R-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with some loss of life.[79] Another source indicates the ship was sunk by a torpedo from German submarine UB16.
S. Gerlano   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (37°25′N 12°05′E / 37.417°N 12.083°E / 37.417; 12.083) by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[80]

10 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Capella I   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) west of Galway, United Kingdom by SM U-86 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[81]
Koln   Imperial German Navy The Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[82]
Lealta   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Ionian Sea (35°45′N 16°05′E / 35.750°N 16.083°E / 35.750; 16.083) by SM U-31 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy). Her crew survived.[83]
Margherita   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea by SM UC-53 (  Imperial German Navy).[84]
Orion I   Norway World War I: The auxiliary sailing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) off Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom (57°42′N 0°45′W / 57.700°N 0.750°W / 57.700; -0.750) by SM U-62 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[85]
Solglimt   Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 61°44′N 3°05′W / 61.733°N 3.083°W / 61.733; -3.083) by SM U-75 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[86]
Tito Speri   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Cape Palinuro, Campania (40°01′N 15°11′E / 40.017°N 15.183°E / 40.017; 15.183) by SM UC-53 (  Imperial German Navy). She was beached at Pisciotta but was declared a constructive total loss.[87]
War Patrol   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) west of Penmarc'h, Finistère, France (47°48′N 4°25′W / 47.800°N 4.417°W / 47.800; -4.417) with the loss of 14 of her 26 crew. Survivors were rescued by Taureau (  French Navy).[88]

11 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 August 1917
Ship Country Description
City of Athens   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship struck a mine and sank off Cape Town, South Africa with the loss of 19 of the 213 people on board.[89]
Cumberland   Australia World War I: The coastal cargo ship was damaged by a mine off Gabo Island and was beached, partially sunk on 5 July. Temporary repairs were made and she was refloated and towed off on 11 August but developed a leak in bad weather and sank five miles (8.0 km) from Green Cape. The salvage crew was rescued by Merimbula (  Australia).[90]
Gloriosa   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Irish Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) north by east of Caldey Island, Pembrokeshire by SM UC-51 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[91]
Holar   Denmark World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Lerwick, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by SM UC-31 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[92]
HMT Jay   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Southwold, Suffolk (55°19′N 1°49′E / 55.317°N 1.817°E / 55.317; 1.817) by SM UB-35 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of nine of her crew.[93]
Sonnie   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north west of the Le Four Lighthouse, Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°34′N 4°55′W / 48.567°N 4.917°W / 48.567; -4.917) by SM UC-77 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eleven of her crew.[8][94]

12 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Ansedonia   Italy World War I: The barquentine was scuttled in the Tyrrhenian Sea (39°24′N 15°35′E / 39.400°N 15.583°E / 39.400; 15.583) by SM UC-53 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[95]
Ardita Carrara   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea south of Naples by SM UC-53 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[96]
Bestum   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM U-93 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[97]
Bogatyr   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (57°04′N 1°04′W / 57.067°N 1.067°W / 57.067; -1.067) by SM UC-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[98]
Cumberland   United Kingdom The passenger ship foundered in the Bass Strait.[99]
HMT Dewey   Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[33]
Eleazar   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Irish Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) south west by west of St. Ann's Head, Pembrokeshire by SM UC-51 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[100][101]
Falkland   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) south by east of Mine Head, Cornwall by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 10 crew.[102]
Lynorta   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 102 nautical miles (189 km) north west by north of Tory Island, County Donegal (56°25′N 10°30′W / 56.417°N 10.500°W / 56.417; -10.500) by SM U-94 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of here crew.[8][103][104]
Marie Alfred   France World War I: The brigantine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of Ouessant, Finistère by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy).[105]
Pauline Louisa   France World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the English Channel north east of Ouessant (48°41′N 4°39′W / 48.683°N 4.650°W / 48.683; -4.650) by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[106]
Roanoake   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) west of the Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides (58°39′N 9°08′W / 58.650°N 9.133°W / 58.650; -9.133) by SM UB-48 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][107]
SM U-44   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type U 43 submarine was rammed and sunk in the North Sea south of Norway (58°50′N 4°20′E / 58.833°N 4.333°E / 58.833; 4.333) by HMS Oracle (  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 44 crew.[108]
Ursus Minor   Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west of Ireland (55°29′N 15°33′W / 55.483°N 15.550°W / 55.483; -15.550) by SM U-84 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[109]

13 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Akassa   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 8 nautical miles (15 km) south east of Galley Head, County Cork (51°23′N 8°47′W / 51.383°N 8.783°W / 51.383; -8.783) by SM UC-33 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven lives.[8][110]
Arcangelo Michele   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea south of Naples by SM UC-53 (  Imperial German Navy).[111]
HMS Bergamot   Royal Navy World War I: The Anchusa-class sloop, operating as a Q-ship, was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) off Killybegs, County Donegal (55°13′N 10°17′W / 55.217°N 10.283°W / 55.217; -10.283) by SM U-84 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 14 of her 93 crew.[112]
Emilie Galline   France World War I: The barque was sunk in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) south south west of Start Point, Devon, United Kingdom (49°58′N 4°03′W / 49.967°N 4.050°W / 49.967; -4.050) by SM UC-79 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[113]
Il Nuovo Leonardo   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea south of Naples by SM UC-53 (  Imperial German Navy).[114]
Maston   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) east north east of Cape Spartivento, Calabria, Italy (38°25′N 16°43′E / 38.417°N 16.717°E / 38.417; 16.717) by SM U-28 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[8][115][116]
Turakina   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) west south west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (48°30′N 8°34′W / 48.500°N 8.567°W / 48.500; -8.567) by SM U-86 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[8][117]

14 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Asti   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 220 nautical miles (410 km) west of the Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (48°15′N 10°15′W / 48.250°N 10.250°W / 48.250; -10.250) by SM U-93 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[118]
Costanza   Italy World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) south east by east of the Inner Dowsing Lightship (  United Kingdom) by SM UC-63 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[119]
Jane S.   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 11 nautical miles (20 km) south east of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire.[120]
Julita   Spain World War I: The barque was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) off Alexandria, Egypt by SM UC-22 (  Imperial German Navy).[121]
Eugenia   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) north of Cape Serrat, Tunisia (37°12′N 10°20′E / 37.200°N 10.333°E / 37.200; 10.333) by SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy).[122]
Luna   Norway World War I: The coaster was damaged in the North Sea 16 to 18 nautical miles (30 to 33 km) north of the Humber Lightship by SM UC-63 (  Imperial German Navy). She was beached at Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom but was later refloated.[123]
Majorka   Norway World War I: The full-rigged ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea north of Scotland (58°34′N 5°14′W / 58.567°N 5.233°W / 58.567; -5.233). Her crew survived.[124]
N. Verbeckmoens   Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Trevose Head, Cornwall, United Kingdom (50°47′N 4°45′W / 50.783°N 4.750°W / 50.783; -4.750) by SM UC-51 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[125]
HMS Prize   Royal Navy World War I: The Q-ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Ireland by SM UB-48 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all 27 crew.[126]
Thames   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the North Sea (53°42′N 0°24′E / 53.700°N 0.400°E / 53.700; 0.400) by SM UC-63 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all ten crew.[127]
Tuddal   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) south west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (46°45′N 7°00′W / 46.750°N 7.000°W / 46.750; -7.000) by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[128]
Umberto I   Regia Marina World War I: The armed merchant cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Ligurian Sea off Gallinara (44°04′N 8°15′E / 44.067°N 8.250°E / 44.067; 8.250) by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 26 of her crew.[129]
Wisbech   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) off Trevose Head by SM UC-51 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[8][130]

15 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Albertha   Denmark World War I: The three-masted schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of the Hebrides, United Kingdom (57°00′N 9°54′W / 57.000°N 9.900°W / 57.000; -9.900) by SM U-62 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[131][132]
Alice   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea off the mouth of the Humber (53°38′N 0°55′E / 53.633°N 0.917°E / 53.633; 0.917) by SM UC-63 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all five crew.[133]
Bandai Maru   Japan World War I: The cargo ship was shelled in the Mediterranean Sea north east of Cape Bon, Tunisia (37°20′N 11°32′E / 37.333°N 11.533°E / 37.333; 11.533) by SM U-33 (  Imperial German Navy). She was consequently scuttled.[134]
Brodstone   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 95 nautical miles (176 km) west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°50′N 7°20′W / 47.833°N 7.333°W / 47.833; -7.333) by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[8][135]
Ethel & Millie   Royal Navy World War I: The fishing smack, operating as a naval auxiliary (Ethel & Millie), was sunk in the North Sea off the mouth of the Humber by SM UC-63 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all seven crew.[136]
G & E (as Nelson)   Royal Navy World War I: The fishing smack, operating as a naval auxiliary was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off the mouth of the Humber by SM UC-63 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[137] The captain of the Nelson, Thomas Crisp was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions in this engagement.
Hylas   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) east of the Butt of Lewis (58°39′N 5°49′W / 58.650°N 5.817°W / 58.650; -5.817) by SM U-80 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][138]
Phoebe   France World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay south by west of Penmarc'h, Finistère (47°48′N 4°25′W / 47.800°N 4.417°W / 47.800; -4.417). Her crew were rescued by Tauron (  French Navy).[139]
Stroynyi   Imperial Russian Navy The destroyer ran aground in the Gulf of Riga and was severely damaged. She was bombed by a German aircraft on 21 August and further damaged. She was abandoned as a total loss on 2 September.[140]

16 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 August 1917
Ship Country Description
SMS A13   Imperial German Navy World War I: The A1-class torpedo boat was bombed and sunk at Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium by a British Handley Page O/100 aircraft.[141]
Athenia   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 7 nautical miles (13 km) north of Inishtrahull Island, County Donegal (55°33′N 7°23′W / 55.550°N 7.383°W / 55.550; -7.383) by SM U-53 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 15 lives.[8][142]
HMS Bradford City   Royal Navy World War I: The Q-ship was sunk in the Strait of Messina (38°10′N 15°36′E / 38.167°N 15.600°E / 38.167; 15.600) by SM U-28 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy). Her crew survived.[143]
Caroline Kock   Denmark World War I: The three-masted schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Hebrides, United Kingdom by SM U-80 (  Imperial German Navy with the loss of a crew member.[144]
Delphic   United Kingdom World War I: The ocean liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 135 nautical miles (250 km) south west by west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (48°30′N 9°10′W / 48.500°N 9.167°W / 48.500; -9.167) by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five lives.[8][145]
Eastgate   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) south west by west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy). She was beached by was later refloated.[146]
Manchester Engineer   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km) south east of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire by SM UC-16 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][147]
Palatine   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) west north west of Canna, Inner Hebrides by SM U-75 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[8][148]
Svanholm   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea by SM U-94 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[149]

17 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Edina   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) south east of Stóra Dímun, Faroe Islands by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][150]
Esperance   France World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Le Tréport, Seine-Inférieure with the loss of ten of her crew.[151]
Lorenz Aiello   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Ligurian Sea off Sanremo, Liguria by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[152]
Meuse II   France World War I: The tanker was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 140 nautical miles (260 km) south west of Ouessant, Finistère by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy).[153]
Pontoporos   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the Glénan Islands, Finistère (47°33′N 3°15′W / 47.550°N 3.250°W / 47.550; -3.250) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy).[154]
Susie   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing ketch was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north east by east of Scarborough, Yorkshire by SM UC-16 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[101][155]

18 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Alfred J. Murray   United States The tug was sunk in a collision with the 39th Street ferry in New York City, New york. The crew climbed aboard the ferry.[156]
Ardens   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) east of Filey, Yorkshire by SM UC-16 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[157]
HMT Benjamin Stevenson   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) east of Fetlar, Shetland Islands by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[158]
Dunkerquois   France World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) west by north of the Île de Batz, Finistère (48°50′N 4°19′W / 48.833°N 4.317°W / 48.833; -4.317) by SM UC-48 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 16 of her 31 crew. Survivors were rescued by Phenix (  France)[159]
Kongsli   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 172 nautical miles (319 km) off Punta de Estaca de Bares, Galicia, Spain (46°10′N 10°12′W / 46.167°N 10.200°W / 46.167; -10.200) by SM UB-48 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[160]
Politania   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north west by west of Cape Sigli, Algeria (36°56′N 4°38′E / 36.933°N 4.633°E / 36.933; 4.633) by SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[161]

19 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Aghios Georgios   Greece World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Ionian Sea (36°23′N 21°44′E / 36.383°N 21.733°E / 36.383; 21.733) by SM UC-74 (  Imperial German Navy).[162]
Brema   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 7.5 nautical miles (13.9 km) south of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew were rescued by Lonfanny (  United Kingdom).[8][163]
Eika II   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 11 nautical miles (20 km) west of Sulen, Sogn og Fjordane by SM U-87 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[164]
Gartness   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 180 nautical miles (330 km) east south east of Malta (34°52′N 18°14′E / 34.867°N 18.233°E / 34.867; 18.233) by SM U-40 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy) with the loss of 13 of her crew.[8][165]
General Dutemple   France World War I: The dredger struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure (49°43′N 1°34′W / 49.717°N 1.567°W / 49.717; -1.567) with the loss of seven of her crew.[166]
Glocliffe   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 9 nautical miles (17 km) east north east of Berry Head, Devon (50°29′N 3°17′W / 50.483°N 3.283°W / 50.483; -3.283) by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[8][33][167]
Monksgarth   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 17 nautical miles (31 km) north by east of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UC-48 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][168]
Rosario   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland by SM UC-55 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 20 of her crew. Two survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[169]
Spectator   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 11 nautical miles (20 km) south East of Galley Head, County Cork (51°28′N 8°41′W / 51.467°N 8.683°W / 51.467; -8.683) by SM UC-33 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][170]
Thérèse et Marie   France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 13 nautical miles (24 km) north west of the Île du Pilier, Vendée (47°04′N 2°40′W / 47.067°N 2.667°W / 47.067; -2.667) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[171]
Ytterøy   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) east north east of the Île de Batz, Finistère (48°44′N 4°29′W / 48.733°N 4.483°W / 48.733; -4.483) by SM UC-48 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[172]

20 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Bulysses   United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 142 nautical miles (263 km) west north west of the Butt of Lewis by SM U-52 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][173]
Claverley   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south east of the Eddystone Lighthouse by SM UB-38 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of ten of her crew.[174]
HMS E47   Royal Navy World War I: The E-class submarine was lost in the North Sea with the loss of all 30 crew.
Edernian   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) east of Southwold, Suffolk by SM UB-10 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 14 of her crew.[8][175]
Elswick Lodge   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 260 nautical miles (480 km) west by south of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM U-93 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[8][176]
Ilya Muromets   Imperial Russian Navy World War I: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a mine and sank in Worms Sound with the loss of eleven of her crew. by SM UC-58 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[177]
Incemore   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 52 nautical miles (96 km) south east by south of Pantelleria, Italy (36°27′N 13°02′E / 36.450°N 13.033°E / 36.450; 13.033) by SM U-38 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[8][178]
HMT Kirkland   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Papa Stour, Shetland Islands (60°21′N 1°47′W / 60.350°N 1.783°W / 60.350; -1.783) with the loss of eleven crew.[179]
Serra do Marco   Portugal World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal by SM UB-48 (  Imperial German Navy).[180]
Serra do Pilar   Portugal World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal by SM UB-48 (  Imperial German Navy).[181]
Skagerrack   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Kattegat-class Vorpostenboot was sunk by mines south of Horns Reef.[182]
HMS Vala   Royal Navy World War I: The Q-ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) south west of the Isles of Scilly (48°37′N 9°28′W / 48.617°N 9.467°W / 48.617; -9.467) by SM UB-54 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 43 of her crew.[183]

21 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Devonian   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) north east of Tory Island, County Donegal by SM U-53 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two lives.[8][184]
Goodwood   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 28 nautical miles (52 km) north west by west of Cape Bon, Tunisia by SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][185]
HS 4   United Kingdom World War I: The tug was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) west south west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[186]
Mountpark   United Kingdom The collier collided with Alexandra (  United Kingdom) and sank in the Bristol Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) north west of the Bull Point Lighthouse, Devon.[187]
USS Nemes   United States Navy The 50-foot (15 m) patrol vessel exploded, caught fire and sank in Cotteral Bay, Florida.[188]
Norhilda   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south east of Scarborough, Yorkshire (54°15′N 0°10′W / 54.250°N 0.167°W / 54.250; -0.167) by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[8][115][189]
Oslo   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) east by north of the Out Skerries, Shetland Islands by SM U-87 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[8][190]
RB 6   United Kingdom World War I: The refrigerated barge was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) west south west of Ouessant by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[191]
Roscommon   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) north east of Tory Island by SM U-53 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][192]
Stroini   Imperial Russian Navy World War I: The Storozhevoi-class destroyer ran aground in the Gulf of Riga whilst minelaying. She was then bombed and sunk by Imperial German Navy Friedrichshafen FF.41 aircraft.[141]
SM UC-41   Imperial German Navy The Type UC II submarine sank in the Tay estuary after an internal explosion. All 27 crew and 7 British prisoners of war were killed.
Volodia   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 285 nautical miles (528 km)) west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM U-93 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of ten of her crew.[193]

22 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Alexander Shukoff   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Norwegian Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of Florø, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway by SM U-87 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[194]
Golo II   French Navy World War I: The armed boarding steamer was sunk in the Ionian Sea off Corfu, Greece by SM UC-22 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 42 lives.[195]
Gro   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) south of Start Point, Devon, United Kingdom by SM UC-47 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[196]
HMT Sophron   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Firth of Tay with the loss of eight of her crew.[197]
Verdi   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 115 nautical miles (213 km) north west by north of Eagle Island, County Mayo (55°15′N 13°20′W / 55.250°N 13.333°W / 55.250; -13.333) by SM U-53 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six crew.[8][198]

23 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Boniface   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 7 nautical miles (13 km) north east by north of Arranmore, County Donegal (55°08′N 8°27′W / 55.133°N 8.450°W / 55.133; -8.450) by SM U-53 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[8][199]
Carl F. Cressy   United States World War I: The four-masted schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) north west of Cape Finisterre, Spain by SM U-93 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[200]
Constance   France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 142 nautical miles (263 km) north east of Malta (36°15′N 17°25′E / 36.250°N 17.417°E / 36.250; 17.417) by SM U-14 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy).[201]
Fratelli Danielli   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily, Italy by SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy).[202]
Peer Gynt   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north of Pendeen Point, Cornwall, United Kingdom (50°23′N 5°20′W / 50.383°N 5.333°W / 50.383; -5.333) by SM UC-47 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[203]
Veghtstroom   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 7 nautical miles (13 km) north west of the Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall (50°16′N 5°35′W / 50.267°N 5.583°W / 50.267; -5.583) by SM UC-47 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[8][204]
Winlaton   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) west of Cape Spartel, Morocco (35°40′N 6°25′W / 35.667°N 6.417°W / 35.667; -6.417) by SM UB-48 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[8][115][205]

24 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Henriette   France World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 230 nautical miles (430 km) north west of Penmarc'h, Finistère (48°00′N 14°45′W / 48.000°N 14.750°W / 48.000; -14.750) by SM U-62 (  Imperial German Navy).[206]
Kilwinning   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 94 nautical miles (174 km) east south east of Malta (35°26′N 16°30′E / 35.433°N 16.500°E / 35.433; 16.500) by SM U-14 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy). Her crew survived.[33][207]
Parana   France World War I: The troopship was torpedoed and damaged in the Aegean Sea between Andros and Euboea, Greece by SM UC-74 (  Imperial German Navy). She consequently sank in Karystos Bay with the loss of seven lives.[208]
Penelope   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Baltic Sea off the Swalfre Ort Lighthouse by a Kaiserliche Marine submarine.[8]
Springhill   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east north east of Scarborough, Yorkshire (54°21′N 0°22′W / 54.350°N 0.367°W / 54.350; -0.367) by SM UB-21 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[209]

25 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Cymrian   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 13 nautical miles (24 km) south east by south of the Tuskar Rock, Ireland by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of ten of her crew.[210]
Frigga   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) east south east of Portland Bill, Dorset, United Kingdom by SM UB-54 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[211]
Garm   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) east north east of Start Point, Devon, United Kingdom (50°19′N 3°29′W / 50.317°N 3.483°W / 50.317; -3.483) by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[212]
Heatherside   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Cape Ortegal, Spain (46°14′N 10°57′W / 46.233°N 10.950°W / 46.233; -10.950) by SM U-93 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 27 of her crew.[33][213]
Junona   Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in The Minch (58°32′N 5°34′W / 58.533°N 5.567°W / 58.533; -5.567) by SM U-80 (  Imperial German Navy).[214]
Malda   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM U-70 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 64 lives.[215]
Nascent   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 27 nautical miles (50 km) south of the Bishop Rock (49°32′N 6°25′W / 49.533°N 6.417°W / 49.533; -6.417) by SM UC-49 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six of her crew.[216]
Nerma   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) west of Berry Head, Devon by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven of her crew.[217]
Ovar   Portugal World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (46°05′N 11°15′W / 46.083°N 11.250°W / 46.083; -11.250) by SM U-93 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[218]
Sycamore   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 125 nautical miles (232 km) north west of Tory Island, County Donegal by SM UB-61 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eleven of her crew.[219]

26 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Assyria   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 34 nautical miles (63 km) north west by north of Tory Island, County Donegal (55°40′N 9°00′W / 55.667°N 9.000°W / 55.667; -9.000) by SM UB-61 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][220]
Cassiar   Canada The passenger ship ran aground on Trivet Isle, British Columbia and sank. All on board were rescued.[221]
Chacma   Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 50 nautical miles (93 km) west of the Casquets, Channel Islands by SM UC-62 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[222]
Durango   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) north west of Barra Head, Outer Hebrides (57°08′N 8°55′W / 57.133°N 8.917°W / 57.133; -8.917) by SM U-53 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][223]
Eirini   Greece World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 2.75 nautical miles (5.09 km) west of Hartland Point, Devon, United Kingdom.[224]
Feltre   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south south east of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, United Kingdom by SM UB-32 (  Imperial German Navy).[225]
Kenmore   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) north of Inishtrahull Island, County Donegal (55°57′N 7°30′W / 55.950°N 7.500°W / 55.950; -7.500) by SM U-53 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five crew.[8][226]
Lighter No. 9   United States The Lighter sank at L Wharf, South Boston, Massachusetts.[4]
Maria del Carmine   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea east of Sicily by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[227]
Marmion   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 300 nautical miles (560 km) west by south of Ouessant, Finistère, France (46°18′N 11°40′W / 46.300°N 11.667°W / 46.300; -11.667) by SM U-93 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 17 of her crew.[8][228]
Matunga   Australia World War I: The cargo-liner was captured on 6 August and was scuttled by SMS Wolf (  Imperial German Navy) on 26 August off Waigeu Island, Netherlands New Guinea.[229]
Maurizio P.   Italy World War I: the coaster was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (36°56′N 0°15′E / 36.933°N 0.250°E / 36.933; 0.250) by SM UC-20 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[230]
Minas Queen   Canada World War I: The three-masted schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 350 nautical miles (650 km) north west of Cape Finisterre, Spain (46°23′N 10°24′W / 46.383°N 10.400°W / 46.383; -10.400) by SM U-93 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six of her crew.[231]
Titian   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 170 nautical miles (310 km) south east of Malta (34°20′N 17°30′E / 34.333°N 17.500°E / 34.333; 17.500) by SM U-14 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy). Her crew survived.[8][232]
W. H. Dwyer   Canada World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) east by north of Berry Head, Devon, United Kingdom (50°18′N 3°11′W / 50.300°N 3.183°W / 50.300; -3.183) by SM UB-38 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[233]

27 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Anna   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) east of Lerwick, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by SM U-87 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[234]
Aurora   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) east south east of Lerwick (60°35′N 0°07′E / 60.583°N 0.117°E / 60.583; 0.117) by SM U-87 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[235]
Hathor   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) off Cape Ténès, Algeria by SM UB-48 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[8][236]

28 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Hidalgo   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea 120 nautical miles (220 km) north east of the North Cape, Norway by SM U-28 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 15 crew.[8][237]
Marselieza   Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Barents Sea 110 nautical miles (200 km) north west by north of the North Cape (72°30′N 29°00′E / 72.500°N 29.000°E / 72.500; 29.000) by SM U-28 (  Imperial German Navy).[238]
Nairn   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 125 nautical miles (232 km) north by west of Benghazi, Libya (34°05′N 19°20′E / 34.083°N 19.333°E / 34.083; 19.333) by SM U-14 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy). Her crew survived.[8][115][239]
Pasqualino Carmela   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Messina by SM UC-38 (  Imperial German Navy).[240]
Scilla   Italy World War I: The ferry struck a mine and sank in the Strait of Messina.[241]
Whitecourt   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Barents Sea 120 nautical miles (220 km) north north east of the North Cape (72°48′N 29°00′E / 72.800°N 29.000°E / 72.800; 29.000) by SM U-28 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][242]

29 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Cooroy   United Kingdom World War I: The four-masted barque was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 16 nautical miles (30 km) south south east of Ballycotton, County Cork by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][243]
Laura C. Anderson   United States World War I: The four-masted schooner was captured and scuttled in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) east of Barfleur, Manche, France (49°43′N 0°55′W / 49.717°N 0.917°W / 49.717; -0.917) by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[244]
Lynburn   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea 0.5 nautical miles (0.93 km; 0.58 mi) south east of the Arklow Lightship (  United Kingdom) with the loss of eight of her crew.[245]
Milazzo   Italy World War I: The bulk carrier was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 250 nautical miles (460 km) east of Malta (34°44′N 19°16′E / 34.733°N 19.267°E / 34.733; 19.267) by SM U-14 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy).[246]
Treloske   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 145 nautical miles (269 km) north north west of Cape Finisterre, Spain by SM U-93 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[8][247]
Vronwen   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) north west by north of Gozo, Malta (36°12′N 13°56′E / 36.200°N 13.933°E / 36.200; 13.933) by SM UC-38 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[8][248]

30 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Athinai   Greece World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Kassos Strait south east of Cape Sidero, Crete by SM UC-74 (  Imperial German Navy).[249]
Eastern Prince   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) south west of the Eddystone Lighthouse (49°41′N 4°12′W / 49.683°N 4.200°W / 49.683; -4.200) by SM U-62 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five crew.[8][250]
Grelhame   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south west of Start Point by SM U-62 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][251]
Hunter   United States During a voyage from Chignik to Kodiak, Territory of Alaska, the 63-ton motor vessel sank without loss of life four minutes after striking a rock near Foggy Cape (56°32′N 156°58′W / 56.533°N 156.967°W / 56.533; -156.967 (Foggy Cape)) on Sutwik Island off the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula.[252]
Liselotte   Imperial German Navy The Anneliese-class Vorpostenboot foundered in a storm in the North Sea.[253]
Natal   France The passenger ship collided with another French merchant vessel and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône. All 520 people on board were rescued.[254]
Noya   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 8 nautical miles (15 km) west south west of The Lizard, Cornwall (49°52′N 5°22′W / 49.867°N 5.367°W / 49.867; -5.367) by SM U-62 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[8][255]
HMT Ocean's Gift II   Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[115]

31 AugustEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 August 1917
Ship Country Description
Eleni   Greece World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Kassos Strait by SM UC-74 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[256]
Erissos   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel 7 to 8 nautical miles (13 to 15 km) south east of Berry Head, Devon, United Kingdom by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). She was beached but was later refloated.[257]
Marques de Mudela   Spain World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay 14 nautical miles (26 km) off the La Coubre Lighthouse, Finistère, France (45°24′N 1°17′W / 45.400°N 1.283°W / 45.400; -1.283). Her crew survived.[258]
Miniota   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel (49°50′N 3°00′W / 49.833°N 3.000°W / 49.833; -3.000) by SM U-19 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[8][259]
Vernon   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 22 nautical miles (41 km) south east by south of Spurn Head, Yorkshire by SM UB-30 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[8][260]
Westbury   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 8 nautical miles (15 km) south south east of the Fastnet Rock (51°18′N 9°22′W / 51.300°N 9.367°W / 51.300; -9.367) by SM U-48 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[8][115][261]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1917
Ship Country Description
Leitenant Burakov   Imperial Russian Navy World War I: The dispatch vessel, a former Leitenant Burakov-class destroyer, struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off the Åland, Sweden on either 30 July or 12 August.[262][263][264]
Navajo   United States The tanker caught fire mid-Atlantic Ocean and was abandoned on 1 or 11 August.[265][266]
SM UC-72   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UC II submarine was lost after 21 August with the loss of all 31 crew.[267]
Stroynyy   Imperial Russian Navy World War I: The Storozhevoy-class destroyer was wrecked in the Gulf of Riga while trying to avoid attack by German Friedrichshafen FF.41 aircraft on 15 or 28 August.[268][269]
W-4   Italian Royal Navy World War I: The W-class submarine was lost in the Adriatic Sea, probably sunk by an Austro-Hungarian mine off Cape Rodoni sometime between 4 and 6 August.[270]

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