List of shipwrecks in July 1917

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

1 JulyEdit

For the loss of the Norwegian barque Asalia on this date, see the entry for 30 June 1917

List of shipwrecks: 1 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Advance   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was shelled and sunk in the North Sea by SM UC-63 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[1][2]
Amstelland   Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) south of Galley Head, County Cork, United Kingdom by SM UC-31 (  Germany Navy).[3]
Angela Madre   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sardinia by SM UC-67 (  Germany Navy).[4]
Ariel   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the North Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) east north east of Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire (57°45′N 1°12′W / 57.750°N 1.200°W / 57.750; -1.200) by SM UC-33 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[5]
Bachi   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Sables d'Olonne, Vendée, France by SM U-84 (  Germany Navy).[6]
Corrado   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea between Sardinia and Sicily by SM U-38 (  Germany Navy).[7]
Demerara   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Bay of Biscay 6 nautical miles (11 km) west of Sables d'Olonne by SM U-84 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member. She was beached on the Île de Ré but was later refloated.[8]
Don Emilio   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) north west by west of the Esha Ness Lighthouse, Shetland Islands (60°33′N 2°08′W / 60.550°N 2.133°W / 60.550; -2.133) by SM U-80 (  Germany Navy with the loss of a crew member.[9]
Eclipse   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) north by west of Brough of Birsay, Orkney Islands by SM U-45 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[10]
Gleam   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was shelled and sunk in the North Sea by SM UC-63 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[2][11]
Marie   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of Sardinia by SM U-63 (  Germany Navy).[12]
Militades Embiricos   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Bizerta, Algeria (37°58′N 9°40′E / 37.967°N 9.667°E / 37.967; 9.667) by SM UC-67 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[13]
Radiance   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the North Sea by SM UC-63 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[2][14]
Volto Santo G.   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea between Sardinia and Sicily (38°25′N 10°51′E / 38.417°N 10.850°E / 38.417; 10.850) by SM U-38 (  Germany Navy).[15]

2 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Argentario   Italy World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sardinia (38°08′N 9°51′E / 38.133°N 9.850°E / 38.133; 9.850) by SM U-63 (  Germany Navy).[16]
Bessie   Sweden World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea[17] (61°55′N 1°10′E / 61.917°N 1.167°E / 61.917; 1.167) by SM U-86 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[18]
General Buller   United Kingdom World War I: The drifter was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off Sumburgh Head, Shetland Islands by SM UC-33 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[19]
Hamnavoe   United Kingdom World War I: The drifter was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off Sumburgh Head by SM UC-33 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[20]
May Flower   Sweden World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the North Sea north of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom[21] (61°40′N 1°20′E / 61.667°N 1.333°E / 61.667; 1.333) by SM U-57 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[22]
Shinsan Maru   Japan World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by SM UB-47 (  Germany Navy).[23]
Thirlby   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 122 nautical miles (226 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (51°39′N 12°52′W / 51.650°N 12.867°W / 51.650; -12.867) by SM UC-30 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[24][25]

3 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Cimbria   Denmark World War I: The three-masted schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (60°09′N 5°50′W / 60.150°N 5.833°W / 60.150; -5.833) by SM U-49 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[26]
City of Cambridge   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north west of Jijelli, Algeria by SM UC-67 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][27]
HMT Drake II   United Kingdom Navy The naval trawler was wrecked in the Kenmare River, County Cork.[28]
Henrik   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 60 nautical miles (110 km) west south west of Penmarc'h, Finistère, France (47°25′N 5°22′W / 47.417°N 5.367°W / 47.417; -5.367) by SM UC-72 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[29]
Iceland   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west of Galley Head, County Cork by SM U-88 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[25][30]
Immacolatina   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of Sicily by SM U-63 (  Germany Navy).[31]
Marthe Roux   France World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) off Cape Ivi, Algeria (36°30′N 0°13′E / 36.500°N 0.217°E / 36.500; 0.217) by SM U-34 (  Germany Navy).[32]
Mary Boyes   Denmark World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Shetland Islands (60°09′N 5°50′W / 60.150°N 5.833°W / 60.150; -5.833) by SM U-49 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[33]
Matador   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 115 nautical miles (213 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock (51°16′N 12°25′W / 51.267°N 12.417°W / 51.267; -12.417) by SM UC-30 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[25][34]
Mongara   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) off Messina, Sicily, Italy (38°10′N 15°36′E / 38.167°N 15.600°E / 38.167; 15.600) by SM U-28 (  Austria-Hungary Navy). All on board survived.[35]
Orleans   United States World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 165 nautical miles (306 km) west south west of Belle Île, Morbihan, France (47°12′N 7°40′W / 47.200°N 7.667°W / 47.200; -7.667) by SM UC-71 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[36][37]
Proefneming I   Netherlands World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Shetland Islands (60°09′N 5°50′W / 60.150°N 5.833°W / 60.150; -5.833) by SM U-49 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[38]
Thor   Netherlands World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Shetland Islands (60°09′N 5°50′W / 60.150°N 5.833°W / 60.150; -5.833 by SM U-49 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[39]

4 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 July 1917
Ship Country Description
HMS Aster   United Kingdom Navy World War I: The Acacia-class sloop struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta with the loss of ten of her 77 crew.[40]
Bestevaer   Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Scheveningen, South Holland by SM UC-21 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[41]
Chrysolite   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north of the Haisbro Lightship (  United Kingdom) with the loss of five of her crew.[42]
Fratelli Bianchi   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off Cap de l'Aiguille (36°05′N 1°09′W / 36.083°N 1.150°W / 36.083; -1.150) by SM U-34 (  Germany Navy).[43]
Goathland   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 6.32 nautical miles (11.70 km) off Belle Île, Morbihan, France (47°11′N 3°08′W / 47.183°N 3.133°W / 47.183; -3.133 by SM U-84 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of 21 of her crew. One of the survivors was rescued by SM U-84.[44]
Hurstside   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 108 nautical miles (200 km) north north east of Cape Wrath, Sutherland (60°25′N 4°38′W / 60.417°N 4.633°W / 60.417; -4.633) by SM UC-54 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][45]
Kodan   Denmark World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Ireland by SM U-93 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[46]
Loch Katrine   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 85 nautical miles (157 km) east south east of Sandoy, Faroe Islands by SM U-87 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[2][47]
HMS Mona   United Kingdom Navy The Q-ship was lost in the Mediterranean Sea on this date.[48]
Snetoppen   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) west south west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°30′N 7°05′W / 47.500°N 7.083°W / 47.500; -7.083) by SM UC-71 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[49]
Ull   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the English Channel 9 nautical miles (17 km) west north west of Portland Bill, Dorset, United Kingdom by SM UC-61 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[50]
Unknown submarine Unknown World War I: The submarine was shelled and sunk in the English Channel in a gun battle with the tanker Navajo (  United States).[37]

5 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Bjerkø   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 7 nautical miles (13 km) north west of the Triagoz Lighthouse, Finistère, France (48°50′N 3°51′W / 48.833°N 3.850°W / 48.833; -3.850) by SM UB-18 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of sixteen crew.[51]
Ciboure   France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 22 nautical miles (41 km) south west of Gozo, Malta (35°55′N 13°41′E / 35.917°N 13.683°E / 35.917; 13.683) by SM U-65 (  Germany Navy).[52]
Cumberland   Australia World War I: The coastal cargo ship was damaged by a mine off Gabo Island and was beached, partially sunk. Temporary repairs were made and she was refloated and towed off on 11 August.[53]
Cuyahoga   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) west north west of Tory Island, County Donegal (55°12′N 12°10′W / 55.200°N 12.167°W / 55.200; -12.167 (SS Cuyahoga)) by SM U-57 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[54]
Havbris   Norway World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south west of Prawle Point, Devon, United Kingdom by SM UB-32 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[55]
Marionga Goulandris   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Matapan (35°38′N 22°36′E / 35.633°N 22.600°E / 35.633; 22.600) by SM U-14 (  Austria-Hungary Navy).[56]
Ocean Swell   United Kingdom World War I: The barquentine was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south east of Start Point, Devon by SM UB-31 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[57]
SM UC-7   Germany Navy World War I: The Type UC I submarine was last reported in the North Sea on this date. Believed to have subsequently struck a mine and sank in the North Sea north of Zeebrugge, West Flanders, Belgium with the loss of all eighteen crew.[58]

6 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 July 1917
Ship Country Description
AG-14   Russia Navy World War I: The AG-class submarine was sunk off Libava, probably by a mine.[59]
Cumberland   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Pacific Ocean 16 nautical miles (30 km) south west of Gabo Island, Victoria, Australia.[25]
Flora   Norway World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the North Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) north east of Lamba Ness, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by SM U-52 (  Germany Navy). All on board survived.[60]
Handel en Visscherij   Netherlands World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the North Sea (56°50′N 5°20′E / 56.833°N 5.333°E / 56.833; 5.333) by SM UC-33 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[61]
Indutiomare   Belgium World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel (50°34′N 01°24′W / 50.567°N 1.400°W / 50.567; -1.400 (SS Indutiomare)) by SM UC-61 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[62]
HMS Itchen   United Kingdom Navy World War I: The E-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 70 nautical miles (130 km) north north east of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire (58°35′N 0°45′W / 58.583°N 0.750°W / 58.583; -0.750) by SM UC-44 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of eight of her 70 crew.[63]
Løvstakken   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) north west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°00′N 5°43′W / 48.000°N 5.717°W / 48.000; -5.717) by SM UC-71 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[64]
Motor   Denmark World War I: The auxiliary schooner was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off Utsira, Rogaland, Norway (59°22′N 2°45′E / 59.367°N 2.750°E / 59.367; 2.750) by SM U-58 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[65]
Piet Hein   Netherlands World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the North Sea (56°50′N 5°20′E / 56.833°N 5.333°E / 56.833; 5.333) by SM UC-33 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[66]
Roma   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Sicily by SM U-65 (  Germany Navy).[67]
Skjald   Norway World War I: The barque was scuttled in the North Sea (57°03′N 4°46′E / 57.050°N 4.767°E / 57.050; 4.767) by SM UC-33 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[68]
Victoria 2   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 35 nautical miles (65 km) north of Ouessant by SM UC-71 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[69]

7 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Bellucia   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south south east of The Lizard, Cornwall (49°58′N 5°11′W / 49.967°N 5.183°W / 49.967; -5.183) by SM UB-31 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of four of her crew. She was taken in tow but consequently sank.[25][70]
Condesa   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 105 nautical miles (194 km) west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (49°23′N 9°00′W / 49.383°N 9.000°W / 49.383; -9.000) by SM U-84 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][71]
Coral Leaf   United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 18 nautical miles (33 km) north west by north of Tearaght Island, County Donegal by an Imperial German Navy submarine.[25]
HMT Kelvin   United Kingdom Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea east of Aldeburgh, Suffolk (52°04′25″N 1°46′50″E / 52.07361°N 1.78056°E / 52.07361; 1.78056) with the loss of five of her crew.[72]
La Resolu   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by SM U-38 (  Germany Navy).[73]
Massapequa   United States World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west of Belle Île, Morbihan, France (46°40′N 9°00′W / 46.667°N 9.000°W / 46.667; -9.000) by SM UC-72 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[74]
Milano   Italy World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Sigli, Algeria (37°06′N 4°50′E / 37.100°N 4.833°E / 37.100; 4.833) by SM UC-67 (  Germany Navy).[75]
Mt 11   Russia Navy World War I: The minesweeping boat struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Rauma, Finland.[76]
Mt 14   Russia Navy World War I: The minesweeping boat struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Rauma.[77]
Oxø   Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) west of the Isles of Scilly (49°32′N 8°17′W / 49.533°N 8.283°W / 49.533; -8.283) by SM U-84 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[78]
USS Saxis   United States Navy The patrol vessel was wrecked at West Point, Virginia.[79]
Shigizan Maru   Japan World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Port-la-Nouvelle, Aude, France. Her crew survived.[80]
HMT Southesk   United Kingdom Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in Auskerry Sound (59°03′N 2°34′W / 59.050°N 2.567°W / 59.050; -2.567) with the loss of four of her crew.[81]
Southina   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) north north west of Cape Sigli (36°52′N 4°56′E / 36.867°N 4.933°E / 36.867; 4.933) by SM UC-67 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[25][82]
Tarquah   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west of the Bull Rock (51°29′N 10°25′W / 51.483°N 10.417°W / 51.483; -10.417) by SM U-57 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][48][83]
SM U-99   Germany Navy World War I: The Type U 57 submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (58°00′N 3°40′E / 58.000°N 3.667°E / 58.000; 3.667) by HMS J2 (  United Kingdom Navy) with the loss of all 40 crew.[84]
Wilberforce   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) south of the Cabo de Gata, Spain (36°23′N 2°22′W / 36.383°N 2.367°W / 36.383; -2.367) by SM U-34 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member. Two crew were taken as prisoners of war.[25][85]

8 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Asheim   Norway World War I: The four-masted barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) north west of Inishtrahull Island, County Donegal, United Kingdom (57°33′N 7°55′W / 57.550°N 7.917°W / 57.550; -7.917) by SM U-53 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[86]
Atlantic   Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of St. Kilda, United Kingdom by SM U-53 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[87]
Cambronne   France World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) off the Île de Sein, Finistère (47°34′N 7°30′W / 47.567°N 7.500°W / 47.567; -7.500) by SM UC-72 (  Germany Navy).[88]
Fiorella   Norway World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Norwegian Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) east of the Faroe Islands by SM U-58 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[89]
L'Immortale Leone   Italy World War I: the brigantine was shelled and sunk in the Strait of Sicily (36°20′N 11°35′E / 36.333°N 11.583°E / 36.333; 11.583) by SM U-65 (  Germany Navy).[90]
Manila   United States World War I: The Schooner was captured and sunk by SMS Seeadler (  Germany Navy) in the Pacific Ocean.[91]
Mary W. Bowen   United States World War I: The five-masted schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean west of Belle Île (47°20′N 8°10′W / 47.333°N 8.167°W / 47.333; -8.167) by SM UC-72 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[92]
M. I. Mandal   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 110 nautical miles (200 km) west of Ouessant, Finistère by SM UC-72 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[93]
Obuasi   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 290 nautical miles (540 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-49 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of two crew. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[25][94]
Pegu   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 7 nautical miles (13 km)) south east of Galley Head, County Cork (51°28′N 8°39′W / 51.467°N 8.650°W / 51.467; -8.650) by SM U-57 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[95]
Ruelle   France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) north west of Madeira, Portugal (approximately 38°N 18°W / 38°N 18°W / 38; -18) by SM U-155 (  Germany Navy).[96]
Spekulation   Sweden World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) south east of Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom[97] by SM UC-55 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[98]
Valetta   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 118 nautical miles (219 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (51°49′N 12°22′W / 51.817°N 12.367°W / 51.817; -12.367) by SM U-87 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[99]
Vendee   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off the mouth of the Gironde (45°45′N 1°20′W / 45.750°N 1.333°W / 45.750; -1.333 with the loss of three of her crew.[100]

9 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Ceres   France World War I: The brigantine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) west of Penmarc'h, Finistère (47°00′N 10°36′W / 47.000°N 10.600°W / 47.000; -10.600) by SM UC-72 (  Germany Navy).[101]
Iparraguirre   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) north west of the Butt of Lewis, United Kingdom (59°08′N 6°10′W / 59.133°N 6.167°W / 59.133; -6.167) by SM U-66 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[102]
Nyora   Australia The steamship foundered in a storm 50 miles (80 km) west of Kingston, South Australia just after passing Kangaroo Island while towing the schooner Astoria. 14 people onboard Nyora were lost, with 2 survivors.[103] The vessel's wreck was found on 18 June 2019 off Café Jaffa, South Australia.[104]
Prince Abbas   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 29 nautical miles (54 km) east of Fair Isle by SM U-52 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of two crew.[25][105]
HMS Vanguard   United Kingdom Navy The St. Vincent-class battleship exploded and sank at Scapa Flow, Orkney Isles with the loss of 804 of her 806 crew.

10 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Cedric   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 55 nautical miles (102 km) south by west of Suðuroy, Faroe Islands by SM U-53 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[2][106]
City of Washington   United States The coal barge came ashore at Key Largo, Florida and was wrecked.
Flamma   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the North Sea off Hartlepool, County Durham. She was beached but was later refloated.[107]
Garmoyle   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) south east of Mine Head, County Cork (51°49′N 6°52′W / 51.817°N 6.867°W / 51.817; -6.867) by SM U-57 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of twenty crew.[25][108]
Hildegard   United States World War I: The barquentine was scuttled in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) south east of Start Point, Devon, United Kingdom by SM UB-31 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[109]
Jupiter   France World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the English Channel with the loss of eleven of her crew.[110]
Kansan   United States World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) east of Kerdonis Point, Belle Île, Morbihan, France (47°20′N 3°03′W / 47.333°N 3.050°W / 47.333; -3.050) with the loss of four of her crew, or six wounded. Refloated in 1928 and scrapped.[111][112]
King David   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 360 nautical miles (670 km) north west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-49 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of two crew.[25][113]
Mabel   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off Suðuroy by SM U-53 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[114]
Pacific   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off Suðuroy by SM U-53 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[115]
Peridot   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off Suðuroy by SM U-53 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[116]
Pretoria   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) north by west of Hoy Head, Shetland Islands by SM U-53 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[2][117]
Romantic   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off Suðuroy by SM U-53 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[118]
Sea King   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) south by east of Suðuroy by SM U-53 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[119]
Seang Choon   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-87 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of nineteen lives.[25][120]
Stoic   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean off Suðuroy by SM U-53 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[121]
HMT Vale of Leven   United Kingdom Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[48]
Yâdigâr-ı-Millet (aka Jadhigar-i-Millet)   Ottoman Empire Navy World War I: The S165-class destroyer was bombed and sunk at İstinye, Turkey in the Bosphorus (39°56′00″N 29°10′30″E / 39.93333°N 29.17500°E / 39.93333; 29.17500) by a Royal Naval Air Service Handley Page aircraft with the loss of 26 of her crew.[122] She was refloated on 24 October 1917.[123]

11 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Anglo-Patagonian   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 20 nautical miles (37 km) west south west of Sables d'Olonne, Vendée, France (46°26′N 2°10′W / 46.433°N 2.167°W / 46.433; -2.167) by SM UC-72 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[25][124]
Beluga   United States World War I: The steam schooner whaler was scuttled by shelling after being captured on 9 July off Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean by SMS Wolf (  Germany Navy).[125]
Brunhilda   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 7 nautical miles (13 km) south east of Start Point, Devon by SM UB-31 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][126]
Croxteth Hall   United Kingdom World War I: The steamer struck a mine and sank 25 miles (40 km) west of Bombay, India.[127]
Kioto   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (51°07′N 9°51′W / 51.117°N 9.850°W / 51.117; -9.850) by SM U-87 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[128]
Siracusa   Italy World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea.[129]
SM U-69   Germany Navy The Type U 66 submarine reported that she was off the coast of Norway. The British claimed that she was depth charged and sank on 12 July by HMS Patriot (  United Kingdom Navy but post-war evaluation casts doubt that U-69 was the victim. Lost with all 40 crew.
Vanda   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea with the loss of one crew whilst in convoy from Lerwick,[130] at (60°15′N 1°20′E / 60.250°N 1.333°E / 60.250; 1.333) by SM U-52 (  Germany Navy).[131]
Vordingborg   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) north east of Ouessant, Finistère (48°52′N 5°16′W / 48.867°N 5.267°W / 48.867; -5.267) by SM UC-77 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[132]

12 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Balzac   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and, sunk in the North Sea off Lerwick, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (58°50′N 0°46′W / 58.833°N 0.767°W / 58.833; -0.767) by SM UC-55 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[133]
Calliope   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) north of Madeira, Portugal by SM U-155 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of all 27 crew.[134][135]
Castleton   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) south south west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM U-87 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][136]
Claire   Belgium World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 250 nautical miles (460 km) north east of Bône, Algeria(40°01′N 06°05′E / 40.017°N 6.083°E / 40.017; 6.083 (SS Claire)) by SM U-38 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of 26 crew.[137]
Francesco   Italy World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of Marsala, Sicily (37°31′N 12°18′E / 37.517°N 12.300°E / 37.517; 12.300) by SM UC-67 (  Germany Navy).[138]
Fredrika   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea whilst in convoy 50 nautical miles (93 km) off the Orkney Islands, United Kingdom (59°08′N 0°54′E / 59.133°N 0.900°E / 59.133; 0.900) by SM U-52 (  Germany Navy). She was subsequently taken in tow but foundered 9 nautical miles (17 km) east of Auskerry.[139][140]
HMT George Milburn   United Kingdom Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) south of Dunmore Point, County Waterford with the loss of eleven of her crew.[141]
Grace   United States World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Aegean Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of Cape Phessos, Andros, Greece (38°11′N 24°41′E / 38.183°N 24.683°E / 38.183; 24.683) by SM UC-38 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[142]
Lai   Norway World War I: The auxiliary schooner was sunk in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) west of Egersund, Rogaland by SM UC-55 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[143]
Leonardo G.   Italy World War I: The vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of Marsala by SM UC-67 (  Germany Navy).[144]
Maija   Russia World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal by SM UC-54 (  Germany Navy).[145]
Muirfield   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 350 nautical miles (650 km) north west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-49 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of two crew. Two survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[25][146]
Ondine   France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of Denia, Spain by SM U-34 (  Germany Navy). All six crew survived.[147]

13 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Afram   Denmark World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea 90 to 100 nautical miles (170 to 190 km) east of Girdle Ness, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom by SM UC-45 (  Germany Navy).[148]
Ascain   France World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 11 nautical miles (20 km) north of the Stiff Lighthouse, Ouessant, Finistère by SM UC-77 (  Germany Navy).[149]
Charialos Tricoupis   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Bantry, County Cork, United Kingdom (52°25′N 12°54′W / 52.417°N 12.900°W / 52.417; -12.900) by SM U-58 (  Germany Navy).[150]
Ceres   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Inistrahull Island, County Donegal, United Kingdom (56°00′N 12°00′W / 56.000°N 12.000°W / 56.000; -12.000) by SM U-88 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[151]
Gibel-Yedid   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west of Ouessant by SM U-48 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][152]
Loanda   Portugal World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) off Cape Roca by SM UC-54 (  Germany Navy).[153]

14 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Bonus   Finland World War I: The vessel was sunk in the Baltic Sea off Mäntyluoto by SM UC-58 (  Germany Navy).[154]
Chalkydon   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 600 nautical miles (1,100 km) west of Gibraltar (34°10′N 17°25′W / 34.167°N 17.417°W / 34.167; -17.417) by SM U-155 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[155]
Emanuel   Denmark World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Orkney Islands, United Kingdom (59°35′N 6°00′W / 59.583°N 6.000°W / 59.583; -6.000) by SM U-96 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived; they were rescued by HMS G12 (  United Kingdom Navy).[156]
Exford   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) west by south of Ouessant, Finistère, France (46°48′N 8°50′W / 46.800°N 8.833°W / 46.800; -8.833) by SM U-48 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of six crew.[25][157]

15 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Atalante   France World War I: The barque was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south east of the Balearic Islands, Spain by SM U-38 (  Germany Navy).[158]
Dinorwic   United Kingdom World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) south by east of Hastings, Sussex by SM UB-40 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[159]
Dudhope   United Kingdom World War I: The full-rigged ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-49 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][160]
Ebenezer   United Kingdom World War I: The brig was scuttled in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) north west of Dieppe, Seine-Inférieure, France by SM UB-40 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[161]
Encore   United States World War I: The barque was captured and burned in the Coral Sea by SMS Wolf (  Germany Navy).[162]
Mariston   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 82 nautical miles (152 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (50°52′N 11°38′W / 50.867°N 11.633°W / 50.867; -11.633) by SM U-45 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of 28 crew.[25][163]
HMS Redbreast   United Kingdom Navy World War I: The fleet messenger was sunk in the Aegean Sea by SM UC-38 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of 44 lives. One of the survivors was taken as a prisoner of war.[164]
Torcello   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) south west by west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM U-48 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[25][165]
Trelissick   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) south west by west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°28′N 6°28′W / 47.467°N 6.467°W / 47.467; -6.467) by SM UC-72 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived, but three of them were taken as prisoners of war.[25][166]

16 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 July 1917
Ship Country Description
HMT Asama   United Kingdom Navy World War I: The trawler, operating as a Q-ship, was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 190 nautical miles (350 km) due west of Lundy Island, Devon by SM U-48 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[135][167]
Cyrus   Russia World War I: The three-masted schooner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Hebrides, United Kingdom (57°53′N 10°35′W / 57.883°N 10.583°W / 57.883; -10.583) by SM U-30 (  Germany Navy).[168]
Firfield   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Patras 10 nautical miles (19 km) north west of Cape Pappas, Greece (37°42′N 25°47′E / 37.700°N 25.783°E / 37.700; 25.783) by SM UC-38 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][169]
Henry R. James   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) east by north of the Île de Batz, Finistère, France (48°49′N 3°46′W / 48.817°N 3.767°W / 48.817; -3.767) by SM UC-48 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of 24 of her crew.[170]
Khephren   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 178 nautical miles (330 km) east of Malta (36°15′N 18°00′E / 36.250°N 18.000°E / 36.250; 18.000) by SM U-32 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][171]
Lamia L.   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland by SM U-49 and SM U-58 (both   Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[172]
Porto di Adalia   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 150 nautical miles (280 km) east of Malta (34°40′N 18°40′E / 34.667°N 18.667°E / 34.667; 18.667) by SM U-32 (  Germany Navy).[173]
Ribston   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 85 nautical miles (157 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (50°52′N 11°38′W / 50.867°N 11.633°W / 50.867; -11.633) by SM U-45 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of 25 crew.[174]
Tamele   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 65 nautical miles (120 km) west by south of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-87 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[25][175]
Timor   Netherlands World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the North Sea 18 nautical miles (33 km) south of the Noord Hinder Lightship (  Netherlands) by SM UC-64 (  Germany Navy).[176]
Valentia   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) west by south of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM UC-41 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[25][48][177]
Vesta   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of Scotland by SM U-88 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[178]

17 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 July 1917
Ship Country Description
HMS C34   United Kingdom Navy World War I: The C-class submarine was sunk off the Shetland Islands (59°51′N 1°05′W / 59.850°N 1.083°W / 59.850; -1.083) by SM U-52 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of eighteen of her nineteen crew. The survivor was rescued by U-52.[179]
Coquimbo   France World War I: The full-rigged ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off La Rochelle, Loire-Inférieure with the loss of seven of her crew.[180]
Haworth   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 94 nautical miles (174 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (50°47′N 11°55′W / 50.783°N 11.917°W / 50.783; -11.917) by SM U-45 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[181]
HMS Newmarket   United Kingdom Navy World War I: The auxiliary minesweeper) was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea south of Icaria, Greece (37°17′N 26°15′E / 37.283°N 26.250°E / 37.283; 26.250) by SM UC-38 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of 44 of her crew. Three of the survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[182]
Virent   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea (35°40′N 14°45′E / 35.667°N 14.750°E / 35.667; 14.750) by SM U-32 (  Germany Navy). She was beached but was refloated on 19 July. Subsequently repaired and returned to service.[183]

18 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 July 1917
Ship Country Description
HMT Betsy Sim   United Kingdom Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[135]
Ellen   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (36°40′N 23°40′W / 36.667°N 23.667°W / 36.667; -23.667)) by SM U-155 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[184]

19 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Artensis   Norway World War I: The full-rigged ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland 54°32′N 11°07′W / 54.533°N 11.117°W / 54.533; -11.117) by SM U-87 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[185]
Clan McLachlan   United Kingdom The collier collided with Europa (  Italy) and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) south west of Cape Spartel, Morocco with the loss of six of her crew.[135][186]
Eloby   United Kingdom World War I: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 75 nautical miles (139 km) south east by east of Malta (35°11′N 15°38′E / 35.183°N 15.633°E / 35.183; 15.633) by SM U-38 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of over 156 lives.[187]
Harrildsborg   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 24 nautical miles (44 km) west of Holmengrå, Hordaland, Norway (60°47′N 4°09′E / 60.783°N 4.150°E / 60.783; 4.150) by SM U-67 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived and were rescued by HMS Arab (  United Kingdom Navy).[188]
Varvara   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Spartivento, Calabria by SM U-32 (  Germany Navy).[189]

20 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Beatrice   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) east by south of The Lizard, Cornwall (49°57′N 4°57′W / 49.950°N 4.950°W / 49.950; -4.950) by SM UC-47 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of eleven of her crew.[190]
Bramham   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) east by south of The Lizard (50°01′N 4°56′W / 50.017°N 4.933°W / 50.017; -4.933) with the loss of a crew member.[191]
City of Florence   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 188 nautical miles (348 km) west by north of Ouessant, Finistère, France (47°45′N 9°45′W / 47.750°N 9.750°W / 47.750; -9.750) by SM UC-17 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][192]
Fluent   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south west of Portland Bill, Dorset (50°26′N 1°52′W / 50.433°N 1.867°W / 50.433; -1.867) by SM UC-65 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[193]
Hanseat   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 105 nautical miles (194 km) south east by south of Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal (36°00′N 23°12′W / 36.000°N 23.200°W / 36.000; -23.200) by SM U-155 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[194]
Kageshima Maru   Japan World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) west of Ouessant (47°29′N 6°20′W / 47.483°N 6.333°W / 47.483; -6.333) by SM UC-69 (  Germany Navy).[195]
L. H. Carl   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 14 nautical miles (26 km) west of Portland Bill (50°26′N 2°48′W / 50.433°N 2.800°W / 50.433; -2.800) by SM UB-40 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[25][196]
Nevisbrook   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-45 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[197]
HMS Queen of the North   United Kingdom Navy World War I: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea north east of the Shipwash Lightship (  United Kingdom) (52°03′15″N 1°49′39″E / 52.05417°N 1.82750°E / 52.05417; 1.82750) with the loss of 29 of her crew.[198]
HMT Robert Smith   United Kingdom Navy The naval trawler was lost in the Atlantic Ocean on this date.[48]
Salsette   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south west of Portland Bill by SM UB-40 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of fifteen lives.[25][199]

21 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 July 1917
Ship Country Description
African Prince   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) north north west of Tory Island, County Donegal (56°00′N 9°30′W / 56.000°N 9.500°W / 56.000; -9.500) by SM U-66 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][200]
Augustus Welt   United States World War I: The four-masted schooner was captured and scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) south west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UC-17 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[201]
Coniston Water   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) north by west of the Butt of Lewis (59°29′N 7°36′W / 59.483°N 7.600°W / 59.483; -7.600) by SM U-87 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived, but one of them was taken as a prisoner of war.[25][202]
Dafila   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 85 nautical miles (157 km) west by south of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-45 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of two crew.[25][203]
Doris   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) south west of Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal by SM U-155 (  Germany Navy).[204]
Harold   United Kingdom World War I: The barque was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 65 nautical miles (120 km) north north west of Tory Island by SM U-66 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of thirteen crew.[205]
John Twohy   United States World War I: The four-masted schooner was captured and scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) south of the Azores by SM U-155 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[206]
Paddington   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (49°47′N 15°40′W / 49.783°N 15.667°W / 49.783; -15.667) by SM U-96 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of 29 lives.[25][207]
Ramilles   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) west north west of Tory Island (55°24′N 11°08′W / 55.400°N 11.133°W / 55.400; -11.133) by SM U-58 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[208]
HMT Robert Smith   United Kingdom Navy World War I: The naval trawler was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by SM U-44 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of all 25 crew. Her last known position was 59°14′N 9°40′W / 59.233°N 9.667°W / 59.233; -9.667.[209]
Trelyon   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) north of Scarborough, Yorkshire (54°18′N 0°20′W / 54.300°N 0.333°W / 54.300; -0.333). She was beached but was a total loss.[210]
Willena Gertrude   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 120 nautical miles (220 km) south by east of Santa Maria Island, Azores (35°25′N 23°26′W / 35.417°N 23.433°W / 35.417; -23.433) by SM U-155 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[211]

22 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Breda   Netherlands World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) west of the Noord Hinder Lightship (  Netherlands) by SM UB-35 (  Germany Navy). She was then shelled and sunk 8 nautical miles (15 km) south west of the Noord Hinder Lightship by SM UB-18 (  Germany Navy).[212]
Cotovia   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south east by east of Auskerry, Orkney Islands (59°01′N 2°37′W / 59.017°N 2.617°W / 59.017; -2.617). Her crew survived.[213]
Dafila   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk by a U-boat. Twenty six survivors rescued by USS Jacob Jones (  United States Navy).
Glow   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire (54°23′N 0°23′W / 54.383°N 0.383°W / 54.383; -0.383) by SM UB-21 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[25][214]
Nereus   Netherlands World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south by east of the Noord Hinder Lightship (  Netherlands) by SM UB-18 (  Germany Navy).[215]
HMT Orphesia   United Kingdom Navy The naval trawler struck a submerged wreck and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Alexandria, Egypt.[216]
Rota   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 7 nautical miles (13 km) east by south of Berry Head, Devon by SM UB-40 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[25][217]

23 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Ashleigh   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 290 nautical miles (540 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-54 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][218]
Frithjof   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Prior, Spain (43°39′N 2°10′W / 43.650°N 2.167°W / 43.650; -2.167) by SM UC-69 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[219]
Huelva   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 270 nautical miles (500 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-54 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][135][220]
HMML 474   United Kingdom Navy The motor launch was lost in the Mediterranean Sea on this date.[48]
HMS Otway   United Kingdom Navy World War I: The armed merchant cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north of the Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides (58°54′N 6°28′W / 58.900°N 6.467°W / 58.900; -6.467), by the submarine SM UC-49 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of ten of her crew.[221][222]
Vanland   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was damaged by shelling in the North Sea off Whitby, Yorkshire, United Kingdom by SM UB-21 (  Germany Navy). She was beached, but attacked again from the u-boat, this time with a torpedo. Broke in half and was a total loss.[223][224]

24 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Blake   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) north west of Cape Wrath, Sutherland by SM UC-49 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[25][225]
Brumaire   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 265 nautical miles (491 km) west by north of Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°20′N 11°41′W / 48.333°N 11.683°W / 48.333; -11.683) by SM U-46 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of two crew.[25][226]
Mikelis   Greece The cargo ship sank in the Atlantic Ocean (54°20′N 5°06′W / 54.333°N 5.100°W / 54.333; -5.100).[227]
Montevideo 488   Uruguay World War I: The floating crane was sunk in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) off the Nieuwe Waterweg, Netherlands (51°50′N 3°03′E / 51.833°N 3.050°E / 51.833; 3.050) by SM UB-18 (  Germany Navy).[228]
Oostzee   Netherlands World War I: The tug was sunk in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) off the Nieuwe Waterweg (51°50′N 3°03′E / 51.833°N 3.050°E / 51.833; 3.050) by SM UB-18 (  Germany Navy).[229]
Sir Walter   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (43°46′N 7°50′W / 43.767°N 7.833°W / 43.767; -7.833) by SM UC-69 (  Germany Navy). All on board survived.[25][230]
Thorsdal   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Scotland (55°35′N 13°38′W / 55.583°N 13.633°W / 55.583; -13.633) by SM U-44 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[231]
Viking   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk with the loss of one life in the North Sea[232] 15 nautical miles (28 km) off Sognefjord, Norway by SM U-67 (  Germany Navy).[233]
Zateja   Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Hebrides, Scotland by SM U-45 (  Germany Navy).[234]
Zermatt   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 355 nautical miles (657 km) west by north of Ouessant (47°40′N 13°38′W / 47.667°N 13.633°W / 47.667; -13.633) by SM U-46 (  Germany Navy with the loss of three crew.[25][235]

25 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Baldwin   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cabo Toriñana, Spain (43°05′N 9°19′W / 43.083°N 9.317°W / 43.083; -9.317) by SM UC-69 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[236]
Dea   Norway World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (60°20′N 4°01′W / 60.333°N 4.017°W / 60.333; -4.017) by SM UC-49 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[237]
Janna   Netherlands World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) off the Nieuwe Waterweg by SM UB-18 (  Germany Navy). She was later salvaged, repaired and returned to service.[238]
Monkstone   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 240 nautical miles (440 km) west of the Isles of Scilly by SM U-82 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[25][48][239]
RFA Oakleaf   United Kingdom Navy World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 64 nautical miles (119 km) off the Butt of Lewis (59°01′N 7°26′W / 59.017°N 7.433°W / 59.017; -7.433) by SM UC-41 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.
Peninsula   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 235 nautical miles (435 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (48°00′N 11°10′W / 48.000°N 11.167°W / 48.000; -11.167) by SM U-46 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[25][240]
Purley   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 210 nautical miles (390 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (48°08′N 11°35′W / 48.133°N 11.583°W / 48.133; -11.583) by SM U-46 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][48][241]
Rustington   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 235 nautical miles (435 km) west by south of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM U-54 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][242]
Spes Mea   Netherlands World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea off the Noord Hinder Lightship (  Netherlands) by SM UB-18 (  Germany Navy).[243]
Vaarbud   Norway World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) west north west of Ouessant by SM UC-62 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[244]

26 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 July 1917
Ship Country Description
HMS Ariadne   United Kingdom Navy World War I: The Diadem-class cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Beachy Head, Sussex by SM UC-65 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of 38 of her crew.[245]
Bertha   Portugal World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Villa do Conde, Norte (41°20′N 8°58′W / 41.333°N 8.967°W / 41.333; -8.967) by SM UC-69 (  Germany Navy).[246]
Blanchette   Italy World War I: The schooner was captured and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Corse, Corsica, France (42°57′N 9°43′E / 42.950°N 9.717°E / 42.950; 9.717 by SM U-33 (  Germany Navy).[247]
Carmarthen   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south east of The Lizard, Cornwall (49°57′N 5°08′W / 49.950°N 5.133°W / 49.950; -5.133) by SM UC-50 (  Germany Navy). She was taken under tow but sank at 50°00′N 5°07′W / 50.000°N 5.117°W / 50.000; -5.117). Her crew survived.[248]
Gesu E Maria   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean sea north of Cape Corse by SM U-33 (  Germany Navy).[249]
Locksley   Norway World War I: The cargos ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Villa do Conde (41°23′N 8°51′W / 41.383°N 8.850°W / 41.383; -8.850 by SM UC-69 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[250]
Ludgate   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of Galley Head, County Cork with the loss of 24 of her crew.[251]
Mooltan   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 53 nautical miles (98 km) north north west of Cape Serrat, Tunisia by SM UC-27 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of two lives.[25][252]
Roberto Ivens   Portuguese Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cape Espichel with the loss of fourteen of her crew.[253]
Somerset   United Kingdom World War I: The refrigerated cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 230 nautical miles (430 km) west by south of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM U-54 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][254]
SM UB-23   Germany Navy World War I: The Type UB II submarine was depth charged and severely damaged in the English Channel off The Lizard by HMS PC-60 (  United Kingdom Navy). She put into A Coruña, Spain where she was interned.[255]
SM UC-61   Germany Navy
 
SM UC-61, December 2018
World War I: The Type UC II submarine ran aground at Wissant, Pas-de-Calais, France (50°53′N 1°33′E / 50.883°N 1.550°E / 50.883; 1.550) and was scuttled.
Venturoso   Portugal World War I: The barquentine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Villa do Conde (41°21′N 8°58′W / 41.350°N 8.967°W / 41.350; -8.967) by SM UC-69 (  Germany Navy).[256]

27 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Batavier II   Netherlands World War I: The passenger ship was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off Texel, North Holland by HMS E55 (  United Kingdom Navy).
Begona No.4   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock (51°15′N 11°45′W / 51.250°N 11.750°W / 51.250; -11.750) by SM U-46 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of two crew.[257]
Bellagio   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south of the Owers Lightship (  United Kingdom) by SM UC-65 (  Germany Navy). She was beached but was later refloated.[258]
Belle of England   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 155 nautical miles (287 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (53°54′N 15°15′W / 53.900°N 15.250°W / 53.900; -15.250) by SM U-95 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[259]
Candia   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi) south of the Owers Lightship (  United Kingdom) (50°32′N 0°26′W / 50.533°N 0.433°W / 50.533; -0.433) by SM UC-65 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[25][260]
Carmela   United States World War I: The auxiliary schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) south west of The Lizard, Cornwall, United Kingdom (49°38′N 5°37′W / 49.633°N 5.617°W / 49.633; -5.617) by SM UC-62 (  Germany Navy). Her crew of 20 survived and were picked up by HMS Attack on the same day .[261]
Dirk   Netherlands World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the North Sea 19 nautical miles (35 km) off Zandvoort, North Holland by SM UC-16 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[262]
Dirk van Duyne   Netherlands World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the North Sea 19 nautical miles (35 km) west north west of IJmuiden, North Holland by SM UC-16 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[263]
Frigido   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Gulf of Genoa by SM U-33 (  Germany Navy).[264]
Genova   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Gulf of Genoa 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Portofino, Genoa (44°18′N 9°15′E / 44.300°N 9.250°E / 44.300; 9.250) by SM U-33 (  Germany Navy).[265]
Jan   Netherlands World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the North Sea 19 nautical miles (35 km) west north west of IJmuiden by SM UC-16 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[266]
John Hays Hammond   United States World War I: The schooner was captured and scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 350 nautical miles (650 km) north west of Ireland (56°54′N 14°18′W / 56.900°N 14.300°W / 56.900; -14.300) by SM U-44 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[267]
Kotohira Maru   Japan During a voyage from Japan to San Francisco, California, with a cargo of general merchandise, the 3,478-ton steamer was wrecked on the southeastern end of Amchitka Island in the Aleutian Islands. Her entire crew of 49 survived, abandoning ship in three lifeboats, one of which reached Unalaska on Unalaska Island in the Aleutian Islands. Another lifeboat reached Vancouver Island in British Columbia and the third was picked up at sea by the vessel Santa Ana (  United States).[268][269]
Majoor Thompson   Netherlands World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the North Sea 19 nautical miles (35 km) off Zandvoort by SM UC-16 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[270]
President Commisaris van den Burgh   Netherlands World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the North Sea off the Dutch coast by SM UC-16 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[271]
Sterna III   Netherlands World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the North Sea 19 nautical miles (35 km) west north west of IJmuiden by SM UC-16 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[272]

28 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Atlas   France World War I: The barque was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (51°35′N 15°31′W / 51.583°N 15.517°W / 51.583; -15.517) by SM U-30 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of all hands.[273]
Flora   United States The barge sank in Gas House Channel, Lynn, Massachusetts.[274]
Glenstrae   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 66 nautical miles (122 km) south west by south of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (48°40′N 6°55′W / 48.667°N 6.917°W / 48.667; -6.917) by SM UC-62 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[25][275]
Hildur   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) off Cape Sisargos, Spain by SM UC-69 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[276]
John Glen   United States The tug sank in the Housatonic River at Derby, Connecticut.[274]
Neptunus I   Netherlands World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off IJmuiden, North Holland by SM UC-16 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[277]
Rigmor   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 16 nautical miles (30 km) off Holmengrå, Hordaland, Norway (60°49′N 4°05′E / 60.817°N 4.083°E / 60.817; 4.083) by SM U-67 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[278]
Saint Emilion   France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 12 nautical miles (22 km) west by south of Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom by SM UC-65 (  Germany Navy).[279]
SM UB-20   Germany Navy World War I: The Type UB II submarine struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Zeebrugge, West Flanders, Belgium (51°21′N 2°38′E / 51.350°N 2.633°E / 51.350; 2.633) with the loss of all 13 crew.[280]

29 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Adalia   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 85 nautical miles (157 km) north east of Muckle Flugga, Shetland Islands by SM U-94 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[25][281]
Anitra   Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) off Hvidingsö by SM U-96 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[282]
Bestwood   United Kingdom The collier collided with Leander (  United Kingdom) and sank in the Irish Sea off the South Bishop Lighthouse.[283]
Cesarevitch Alexei   Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 8 to 10 nautical miles (15 to 19 km) east of Lerwick, Shetland Islands by SM U-60 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[284]
Gyldenpris   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off A Coruña, Spain by SM UC-69 (  Germany Navy).[285]
Ingeborg   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 85 nautical miles (157 km) off Lerwick (60°16′N 1°25′E / 60.267°N 1.417°E / 60.267; 1.417) by SM U-94 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[286]
Manchester Commerce   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Strait of Gibraltar (35°52′N 6°16′W / 35.867°N 6.267°W / 35.867; -6.267) by SM U-39 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[287]
Okhla   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Indian Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of Bombay, India with the loss of nine of her crew.[25]
Saint Marcouf   France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Irish Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) south east of the Arklow Lightship (  United Kingdom) (52°53′N 5°50′W / 52.883°N 5.833°W / 52.883; -5.833) by SM UC-75 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[288]
SM UB-27   Germany Navy World War I: The Type UB II submarine was probably rammed and sunk on this date by HMS Halcyon (  United Kingdom Navy) with the loss of all 22 crew.
Whitehall   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 270 nautical miles (500 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock (50°05′N 16°28′W / 50.083°N 16.467°W / 50.083; -16.467) by SM U-95 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[25][289]

30 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Amor   Denmark World War I: The three-masted barque was shelled and sunk in the North Sea (56°55′N 3°36′E / 56.917°N 3.600°E / 56.917; 3.600) by SM UC-40 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[290]
Canis   Norway World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) west of Holmengrå, Finnmark by SM U-60 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of two crew.[291]
Carlo   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Strait of Gibraltar off Tangier, Morocco (35°24′N 6°25′W / 35.400°N 6.417°W / 35.400; -6.417) by SM U-39 (  Germany Navy).[292]
Eolo   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (53°54′N 15°15′W / 53.900°N 15.250°W / 53.900; -15.250) by SM U-95 (  Germany Navy).[293]
Ganges   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 8 nautical miles (15 km) off Cape Spartel, Morocco (35°43′N 6°00′W / 35.717°N 6.000°W / 35.717; -6.000) by SM U-39 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[25][294]
Hansa   Germany The cargo ship collided with a trawler and sank in the Baltic Sea off Landsort, Sweden.[295]
Kildin   Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea off Lerwick, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (61°47′N 0°35′W / 61.783°N 0.583°W / 61.783; -0.583) by SM U-94 (  Germany Navy).[296]
Manchester Inventor   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 80 nautical miles (150 km) north north east of Muckle Flugga, Shetland Islands (61°27′N 0°38′W / 61.450°N 0.633°W / 61.450; -0.633) by SM U-94 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][297]
USAT Saratoga   United States Army The troop ship was rammed at anchor by Panama (flag unknown) off Tompkinsville, New York and was filling rapidly when towed to a mudbank and beached. Later raised, repaired and put in service as USS Mercy (  United States Navy). No casualties or one killed.[37]
Souma   Russia World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea north north east of Muckle Flugga (61°34′N 0°55′W / 61.567°N 0.917°W / 61.567; -0.917) by SM U-94 (  Germany Navy).[298]

31 JulyEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 July 1917
Ship Country Description
Alcides   Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Ireland (55°05′N 17°05′W / 55.083°N 17.083°W / 55.083; -17.083) by SM U-54 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of all 23 crew.[299]
Belgian Prince   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 175 nautical miles (324 km) north west of Tory Island, County Donegal by SM U-55 (  Germany Navy). She was scuttled the next day with the loss of 40 crew.[300]
Carolvore   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Strait of Gibraltar 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Cape Roche, Spain (36°13′N 6°16′W / 36.217°N 6.267°W / 36.217; -6.267) by SM U-39 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[301]
Charlotte W. Miller   United States The schooner sank 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.[302][274]
USS Chingachgook   United States Navy The patrol vessel was damaged beyond repair by the explosion of her gasoline tank at New York.
Del Norte   United States The cargo ship ran aground at Point Arena, California and was a total loss.[303]
Empress   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 4.5 nautical miles (8.3 km) east by south of the Withernsea Lighthouse, Yorkshire (53°45′N 0°08′E / 53.750°N 0.133°E / 53.750; 0.133) by SM UC-63 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[304]
Fremona   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) north by west of the Île de Batz, Finistère, France (48°55′N 4°11′W / 48.917°N 4.183°W / 48.917; -4.183) by SM UC-47 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of eleven of her crew.[25][305]
Madeleine   France World War I: The full-rigged ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 190 nautical miles (350 km) west of Madeira, Portugal (33°45′N 22°50′W / 33.750°N 22.833°W / 33.750; -22.833) by SM U-155 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of eleven of her crew. Survivors were rescued by Santa Cecilia (  United States).[306]
Motano   United States World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) south east of Start Point, Devon, United Kingdom by SM UC-47 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of 24 of her crew.[307][308]
Orubian   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) north west of Eagle Island, County Mayo (54°47′N 14°05′W / 54.783°N 14.083°W / 54.783; -14.083) by SM U-82 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[25][309]
HMS Quernmore   United Kingdom Navy World War I: The escort vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 160 nautical miles (300 km) west north west of Tory Island (54°50′N 13°11′W / 54.833°N 13.183°W / 54.833; -13.183) by SM U-82 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[25][310]
Regina   Greece World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea by SM UC-22 (  Germany Navy).[311]
Shimosa   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 220 nautical miles (410 km) north west of Eagle Island (55°14′N 15°05′W / 55.233°N 15.083°W / 55.233; -15.083) by SM U-46 (  Germany Navy) with the loss of seventeen crew.[25][312]
Snowdonian   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 245 nautical miles (454 km) south by east of Santa Maria Island, Azores, Portugal (33°44′N 22°22′W / 33.733°N 22.367°W / 33.733; -22.367) by SM U-155 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][48][313]
Ypres   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Strait of Gibraltar 2.75 nautical miles (5.09 km) off Cape Roche (36°15′N 6°14′W / 36.250°N 6.233°W / 36.250; -6.233) by SM U-39 (  Germany Navy). Her crew survived.[25][314]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1917
Ship Country Description
Leitenant Burakov   Russia Navy World War I: The dispatch vessel, a former Leitenant Burakov-class destroyer, struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Åland, Sweden on either 30 July or 12 August.[315][316][317]
SM UC-1   Germany Navy World War I: The Type UC I submarine struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Nieuport, West Flanders, Belgium on or after 18 July with the loss of all seventeen crew.[318]

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