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The list of shipwrecks in March 1918 includes ships sunk, foundered, grounded, or otherwise lost during March 1918.


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1 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1918
Ship Country Description
SMS A57   Imperial German Navy World War I: The A56-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of twelve of her crew.[1]
Borga   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 9 nautical miles (17 km) south east by south of Beer Head, Devon (50°32′N 2°56′W / 50.533°N 2.933°W / 50.533; -2.933) by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 5 crew.[2][3]
HMS Calgarian   Royal Navy World War I: The armed merchant cruiser was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea off Rathlin Island, County Antrim (55°25′N 6°15′W / 55.417°N 6.250°W / 55.417; -6.250) by SM U-19 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 49 crew.
SMS Hermann Siebert   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Gronland-class Vorpostenboot was sunk by mines north west of Vlieland.[4]
Norefos   Norway World War I: The supply vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) off Dakar, French West Africa.[5]
Penvearn   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) north of South Stack, Anglesey (53°35′N 4°49′W / 53.583°N 4.817°W / 53.583; -4.817) by SM U-105 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 21 crew.[3][6]
S #2   United States While under tow with a cargo of 10 drums containing 11,000 pounds (4,990 kg) of distillates, the 54-gross register ton barge experienced icing, her towline broke, and she sank in the Gulf of Alaska between Kodiak and Chignik, Territory of Alaska.[7]
Sunrise   United Kingdom The ketch struck a submerged wreck and sank.[8]
HMT Thomas Collard   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler was sunk by the force of the explosions of the torpedoes that sunk HMS Calgarian (  Royal Navy), which was a victim of SM U-19 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[9]

2 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Bessy   Isle of Man World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Irish Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) north west of Peel by SM U-91 and SM U-105 (both   Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[10]
Carmelite   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west of the Calf of Man, Isle of Man (54°00′N 4°52′W / 54.000°N 4.867°W / 54.000; -4.867) by SM U-105 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[3][11]
Euxeinos   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea (32°17′N 32°03′E / 32.283°N 32.050°E / 32.283; 32.050) by SM UB-53 (  Imperial German Navy).[12]
HMS H5   Royal Navy World War I: The H-class submarine was rammed and sunk by Rutherglen (  United Kingdom), which mistook her for a U-boat. All 22 crew were killed.
Havna   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Irish Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east south east of the Tuskar Rock by SM UB-65 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eleven of her eighteen crew.[13][14]
Kenmare   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) north west of The Skerries, Isle of Anglesey by SM U-104 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 29 crew.[3][15]
Maria   United Kingdom The schooner foundered with the loss of three of her crew.[16]
Otto Schlick   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Augustenburg-class Vorpostenboot was sunk by mines off Texel.[17]
Rockpool   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) north east by north of Eagle Island, County Mayo by SM U-94 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[3][18]
Stina   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed, shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 8 nautical miles (15 km) north by east of the Cairns of Coll, Argyllshire, United Kingdom[19] (56°48′N 6°30′W / 56.800°N 6.500°W / 56.800; -6.500) by SM U-22 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[20]

3 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Countess   United Kingdom The vessel foundered in the English Channel off Deal, Kent. Her crew were rescued by the Deal Lifeboat.[21]
Diamond   United Kingdom The vessel foundered in the English Channel off Deal. Her crew were rescued by the Deal Lifeboat.[21]
Eliza and Alice   United Kingdom The vessel foundered in the English Channel off Deal. Her crew were rescued by the Deal Lifeboat.[21]
Navator   United Kingdom The vessel foundered in the English Channel off Deal. Her crew were rescued by the Deal Lifeboat.[21]
Nikolaus Schoke   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Ditmar Koel-class Vorpostenboot was sunk by mines off Terschelling.[22]
Romeo   United Kingdom World War I: The refrigerated cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 11 nautical miles (20 km) north west of Peel, Isle of Man (52°22′N 4°52′W / 52.367°N 4.867°W / 52.367; -4.867) by SM U-102 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 26 of her 29 crew. The survivors were rescued by Ardgavel (  United Kingdom) and HMS Kilgobnet (  Royal Navy).[23][24]

4 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Antioco Accame   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar (35°11′N 7°55′W / 35.183°N 7.917°W / 35.183; -7.917) by SM U-155 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[25]
Castle Eden   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south south east of the Inishtrahull Lighthouse, County Donegal by SM U-110 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[26][27]
Clan Macpherson   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 24 nautical miles (44 km) north of Cape Serrat, Tunisia (37°47′N 9°05′E / 37.783°N 9.083°E / 37.783; 9.083) by SM UC-27 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eighteen of her crew.[3][28]
Geneva   United Kingdom The coaster struck a submerged wreck and was beached. She sank the next day.[16]
Lady Londonderry   United Kingdom The coaster collided with another vessel and sank.[29]
Northfield   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Bristol Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) south west of Lundy Island, Devon (50°55′15″N 4°45′30″W / 50.92083°N 4.75833°W / 50.92083; -4.75833) by SM U-60 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of fifteen crew.[3][23][30]
Polkerris   France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) south east of Portland Bill, Dorset, United Kingdom by SM UB-80 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[31]
Puritan   United States The 78-gross ton, 80.6-foot (24.6 m) fishing vessel was wrecked on Montague Island at the entrance to Prince William Sound on the south-central coast of the Territory of Alaska. Her entire crew of 17 survived.[32]

5 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Coalgas   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south by west of the Shipwash Lightship (  United Kingdom). Her crew survived.[33]
Edouard Marie   Belgium World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of the Wolf Rock, Cornwall, United Kingdom (49°52′N 5°52′W / 49.867°N 5.867°W / 49.867; -5.867) by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy).[34]
Estrella   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south by west of the Shipwash Lightship (  United Kingdom) with the loss of twenty of her crew.[35]
Quarnero   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of Portreath, Cornwall, United Kingdom (50°21′N 5°19′W / 50.350°N 5.317°W / 50.350; -5.317) by SM U-60 (  Imperial German Navy).[36]
Roxburgh   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) east by north of Cape St. John, Crete, Greece by SM UC-74 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six of her crew.[37]
Tusnastabb   Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea south west of the Shipwash Lightship (  United Kingdom) (51°57′N 1°43′E / 51.950°N 1.717°E / 51.950; 1.717). Her crew survived.[38]
Uskmoor   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south west of Prawle Point, Devon by SM UB-80 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][39]
HMT William Tennant   Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with a British trawler and sank.[16][23]

6 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Daiten Maru   Japan World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of Sicily, Italy by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[40]
Elector   Portugal World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Rio de Oro by SM U-152 (  Imperial German Navy).[41]
Kalgan   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 33 nautical miles (61 km) south west of Jaffa, Occupied Enemy Territory Administration by SM UB-53 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[3][42]
HMT Princess Alice   Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost in the Mediterranean Sea on this date.[23]

7 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Begona No.4   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) north west of Marettimo, Italy by SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[43]
Braatt II   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 7 nautical miles (13 km) south west by south of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom (50°29′N 1°21′W / 50.483°N 1.350°W / 50.483; -1.350) by SM UB-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[44]
Brise   France World War I: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) north of Trevose Head, Cornwall, United Kingdom (50°36′N 5°03′W / 50.600°N 5.050°W / 50.600; -5.050) by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy).[45]
Luigi   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Rio de Oro (25°35′N 14°38′W / 25.583°N 14.633°W / 25.583; -14.633) by SM U-152 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[46]
Martha   Belgium World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) west by south of Portland Bill, Dorset, United Kingdom (50°30′N 2°36′W / 50.500°N 2.600°W / 50.500; -2.600) by SM UB-80 (  Imperial German Navy).[47]
Saint Georges   France World War I: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north of Trevose Head (50°35′N 5°03′W / 50.583°N 5.050°W / 50.583; -5.050) by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy).[48]
Saint Joseph   France World War I: The three-masted barquentine was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north west of Trevose Head (50°36′N 5°08′W / 50.600°N 5.133°W / 50.600; -5.133) by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy).[49]
Tarbetness   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) south west of the Caernarvon Lightship (  United Kingdom) by SM U-110 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][50]
RFA Vitol   Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War I: The tanker was sunk in the Irish Sea (52°38′N 5°04′W / 52.633°N 5.067°W / 52.633; -5.067) by SM U-110 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four crew.[51]

8 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Ayr   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 31 nautical miles (57 km) north of Linosa, Italy (36°23′N 13°45′E / 36.383°N 13.750°E / 36.383; 13.750) by SM UC-27 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][52]
Corsham   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) east south east of the mouth of the River Tees by SM UC-40 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of nine of her crew.[3][53]
Erica   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Irish Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south west of Bardsey Island, Pembrokeshire by SM U-110 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[54]
Intent   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east by north of Seaham, County Durham by SM UC-40 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[27][55]
Madeline   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) east north east of the Pendeen Lighthouse, Cornwall (50°02′N 5°25′W / 50.033°N 5.417°W / 50.033; -5.417) by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew.[56]
Uganda   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 32 nautical miles (59 km) north east by north of Linosa, Italy (36°18′N 13°15′E / 36.300°N 13.250°E / 36.300; 13.250 (SS Uganda)) by U-28 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[57][58]

9 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Admiral Evans   United States The 2,393-gross ton passenger steamer struck a reef and was beached in a sinking condition in Hawk Inlet (58°05′N 134°46′W / 58.083°N 134.767°W / 58.083; -134.767 (Hawk Inlet)) in Southeast Alaska. After her 91 passengers were taken off, she was refloated, repaired, and returned to service.[59]
Grane   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) west-southwest of Portland Bill, Dorset, United Kingdom by SM UB-80 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[60]
Hindenburg   Germany World War I: The icebreaker struck a mine and sank in the Baltic Sea off Åland, Sweden, with the loss of three of her crew.[61] The wreck was found in 1995 at a depth of 50 metres (160 ft) by dive instructor Richard Johansson from Maltaproffsen and his crew from Ålands Dykcenter and FF-Dyk.[citation needed]
Jolanda   Italy World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea northeast of Sardinia (41°25′N 9°40′E / 41.417°N 9.667°E / 41.417; 9.667) by the submarine SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[62]
Marguerite   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Irish Sea off Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England, by the submarine SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy).[63][64]
Nanny Wignall   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was sunk by gunfire in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) southeast by south of the Tusker Rock, Ireland, by the submarine SM U-110 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[65]
Pasqualina   Italy World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea northeast of Sardinia by the submarine SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy).[66]
Randelsborg   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Skagerrak 20 nautical miles (37 km) southeast of Oscö, Denmark, by the submarine SM UB-34 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[67]
Silverdale   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 28 nautical miles (52 km) east by north of the Cani Rocks, Tunisia, by the submarine SM U-35 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][68]
Udala Mendi   Spain The cargo ship collided with a British merchant vessel and sank. Her crew were rescued.[69]

10 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Chagres   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 62 nautical miles (115 km) east north east of Cape Drepano, Crete, Greece by SM UC-74 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of one life.[3][70]
HMT Columba   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Firth of Forth 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off the Isle of May, Fife (56°10′N 2°34′W / 56.167°N 2.567°W / 56.167; -2.567) with the loss of five of her crew.[71]
Cristina   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south west of Trevose Head, Cornwall, United Kingdom (50°23′N 5°13′W / 50.383°N 5.217°W / 50.383; -5.217) by SM U-55 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[72]
HMT Endeavour   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler was lost due to enemy action.[27][73]
Germaine   France World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Pentire Head, Cornwall (50°37′N 4°58′W / 50.617°N 4.967°W / 50.617; -4.967) by SM U-110 (  Imperial German Navy).[74]
SMS M91   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type 1916 minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea.[75]
Prince Charles de Belgique   Belgium The cargo ship collided with Firtree (  United Kingdom) in the English Channel, 3 to 4 nautical miles (5.6 to 7.4 km) east of Bull Point 51°20′N 4°06′W / 51.333°N 4.100°W / 51.333; -4.100 (SS Prince Charles de Belgique) and sank. Her ten crew were rescued.[69][76]
Skrymer   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Pendeen, Cornwall (50°11′N 5°40′W / 50.183°N 5.667°W / 50.183; -5.667) by SM UC-77 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[77]
Sunrise   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Irish Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south east of Maughold Head, Isle of Man by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[78]
SM UB-58   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UB III submarine struck a mine and sank in the English Channel (51°00′N 1°19′E / 51.000°N 1.317°E / 51.000; 1.317) with the loss of all 35 crew.[79]
Wave   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Irish Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west by west of St Bees Head, Cumberland by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[80]

11 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 March 1918
Ship Country Description
HMT Frigate Bird   Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[27]
Stolt Nielsen   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 38 nautical miles (70 km) south of Dellimara Point, Malta (35°10′N 14°40′E / 35.167°N 14.667°E / 35.167; 14.667) by SM U-28 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy). Her crew survived.[3][81]
Tripoli   Italy World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Toulon, Var, France by SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy).[82]
SM UB-17   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UB I submarine departed Zeebrugge, West Flanders, Belgium on patrol. No further trace, lost with all eighteen crew.
W. A. Massey   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) west by north of Handa Island, Sutherland with the loss of ten of her crew.[63]
SM UB-54   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UB III submarine departed for a patrol in the English Channel. Sunk on 11 March 1918 at 53°15′N 0°45′E / 53.250°N 0.750°E / 53.250; 0.750 by destroyers HMS Sturgeon, Thruster, and Retriever (all   Royal Navy) using depth charges, lost with all 29 crew.[83][84]

12 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1918
Ship Country Description
HMS D3   Royal Navy World War I: The D-class submarine was bombed and sunk in the English Channel by the French airship AT-0 with the loss of all 25 crew.
Gaupen   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south east by east of North Foreland, Kent.[3]
No. 3   Imperial Russian Navy The No. 1-class submarine was lost on the Danube.[85]
Nordkyn   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (34°12′N 10°17′W / 34.200°N 10.283°W / 34.200; -10.283) by SM U-154 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[86]
Oswin   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) east north east of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire, United Kingdom[87] by SM UB-62 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[88]

13 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1918
Ship Country Description
SMS A56   Imperial German Navy World War I: The A56-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of sixteen of her crew.[1]
Adine   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) off the Heugh Battery, Hartlepool, County Durham, United Kingdom (54°42′N 0°58′E / 54.700°N 0.967°E / 54.700; 0.967) by SM UB-34 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[89]
HMT Adrian   Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[27]
A. E. Whyland   United States World War I: The whaler was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 55 nautical miles (102 km) off Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain (27°02′N 16°26′W / 27.033°N 16.433°W / 27.033; -16.433) by SM U-152 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[90]
Arno Mendi   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 14 nautical miles (26 km) south of the Stack Lighthouse by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy).[91]
Crayford   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 110 nautical miles (200 km) west by south of Skudesnes, Rogaland, Norway by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[3][92]
Lisette   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) north east by north of the Shipwash Lightship (  United Kingdom) by a Kaiserliche Marine submarine with the loss of a crew member.[3]
Londonier   Belgium World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel south of the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom (50°31′N 1°19′W / 50.517°N 1.317°W / 50.517; -1.317 (SS Londonier)) by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy).[93][94]
HMT Nexus   Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[23]
San Francesco di Paola   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 70 nautical miles (130 km) south of Naples (39°45′N 12°38′E / 39.750°N 12.633°E / 39.750; 12.633) by SM UB-49 (  Imperial German Navy).[95]
Tweed   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) south by west of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight by SM UB-59 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven of her crew.[3][23][96]
Wegadesk   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar by SM U-155 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[97]

14 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1918
Ship Country Description
A. A. Raven   United States World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south of the Wolf Rock, Cornwall, United Kingdom (49°41′N 5°50′W / 49.683°N 5.833°W / 49.683; -5.833) by SM UB-55 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven crew.[98]
HMT Agate   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off the Royal Sovereign Lightship (  United Kingdom) with the loss of four of her crew. by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[99]
Amulet   United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with a Norwegian merchant vessel and sank. Her crew were rescued.[100]
HMS Ardandearg   Royal Navy World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 86 nautical miles (159 km) east of Malta by SM UC-54 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[3][27][101]
Arpillao   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Las Palmas, Canary Islands (29°08′N 14°53′W / 29.133°N 14.883°W / 29.133; -14.883) by SM U-157 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[102]
Carla   Norway World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 56 nautical miles (104 km) north west by north of Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France by SM UB-33 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[103]
Castleford   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) east by north of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire by SM UC-40 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][104]
Jeanne   France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Gulf of Lion (42°32′N 4°10′E / 42.533°N 4.167°E / 42.533; 4.167) by SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy).[105]
Jeanne Marie   France World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Sark, Channel Islands (49°20′N 2°22′W / 49.333°N 2.367°W / 49.333; -2.367).[106]
Principessa Laetitia   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Ponza by SM UB-49 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[107]
Tweed   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in St. George's Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south south east of the Tuskar Rock, Ireland (52°11′N 5°50′W / 52.183°N 5.833°W / 52.183; -5.833) by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][108]
Venezuela   France World War I: The coaster was sunk in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom by SM UB-59 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all hands.[109]

15 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Adriatico   Italy The cargo ship collided with a British merchant vessel and sank.[110]
Alessandra   Italy World War I: The full-rigged ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean west of Madeira, Portugal (33°21′N 21°00′W / 33.350°N 21.000°W / 33.350; -21.000) by SM U-153 (  Imperial German Navy).[111]
Amazon   United Kingdom World War I: The ocean liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Malin Head, County Donegal (55°49′N 8°06′W / 55.817°N 8.100°W / 55.817; -8.100) by SM U-110 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][112]
Armonia   Canada World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 38 nautical miles (70 km) off Porquerolles, Var, France by SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven of her crew.[3][113]
Carrie A. Lane   United States The schooner foundered in the Gulf of Guinea off Assinie, French West Africa.[110]
Clan Macdougal   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) south of Cape Carbonara, Sardinia, Italy by SM UB-49 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 33 crew.[3][114]
Greta   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Greta-class Vorpostenboot was sunk by mines off Blaavand Point.[115]
Severn   United Kingdom The coaster collided with the Widnes-Runcorn Transporter Bridge and sank in the River Mersey with the loss of all three crew.[100]
Sparkling Foam   United Kingdom World War I: The three-masted sailing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel 9 nautical miles (17 km) south east of Beer Head, Devon by SM UB-33 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[116]
SM U-110   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type U 93 submarine was depth charged and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Malin Head (54°49′N 8°06′W / 54.817°N 8.100°W / 54.817; -8.100) by HMS Michael and HMS Moresby (both   Royal Navy) with the loss of all 39 crew.
SM UB-106   Imperial German Navy The Type UB III submarine sank at Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein (54°42′N 10°09′E / 54.700°N 10.150°E / 54.700; 10.150) with the loss of all 35 crew. She was raised on 18 March, repaired and returned to service.[117]

16 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Ellaston   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) off the Canary Islands, Spain by SM U-152 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[3][27][118]
Lightfoot   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of the Owers Lightship (  United Kingdom) by SM UB-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][119]
Oilfield   United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Wrath, Sutherland (58°45′N 5°26′W / 58.750°N 5.433°W / 58.750; -5.433) by SM U-90 (  Imperial German Navy). She was beached at Stornoway, Orkney Islands but was declared a constructive total loss.[3][120]
Quintero   Denmark World War I: The three-masted barque was scuttled in the North Sea off Skagen (57°54′N 9°33′E / 57.900°N 9.550°E / 57.900; 9.550) by SM UB-34 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[121]
HMT Vulture II   Royal Navy The naval trawler collided with another vessel and sank off Eriboll, Sutherland.[122]

17 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Anne Yvonne   France World War I: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) off Cadgwith, Cornwall, United Kingdom (49°59′N 5°10′W / 49.983°N 5.167°W / 49.983; -5.167) by SM UB-57 (  Imperial German Navy).[123]
Arvor   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) north east of The Lizard, Cornwall (49°59′N 5°10′W / 49.983°N 5.167°W / 49.983; -5.167) by SM UB-57 (  Imperial German Navy).[124]
Beata   France World War I: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) north east of The Lizard (49°59′N 5°10′W / 49.983°N 5.167°W / 49.983; -5.167) by SM UB-57 (  Imperial German Navy).[125]
Cressida   United Kingdom World War I: The steam yacht was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 16 nautical miles (30 km) west by north of The Skerries, Isle of Anglesey (53°23′N 5°05′W / 53.383°N 5.083°W / 53.383; -5.083 by SM U-103 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew.[126]
Dunure   United Kingdom The barque sprang a leak and foundered in the Mediterranean Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) south of Isla Cristina, Spain. Her crew were rescued.[127]
Eliza Anne   United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 33 nautical miles (61 km) south by west of the Eddystone Lighthouse by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[128]
Guadalquivir   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (33°10′N 9°37′W / 33.167°N 9.617°W / 33.167; -9.617) by SM U-154 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[129]
Ivydene   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 36 nautical miles (67 km) north of Cape Bougaroni, Algeria (38°49′N 6°32′E / 38.817°N 6.533°E / 38.817; 6.533 by SM UB-52 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[130]
Sea Gull   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) off Point Lynas, Anglesey by SM U-103 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of twenty crew.[3][131]
South Western   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 9 nautical miles (17 km) west by south of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight by SM UB-59 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 24 of her crew.[3][132]
Tripoli   Italy World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Capo Figari, Sardinia (41°07′N 9°57′E / 41.117°N 9.950°E / 41.117; 9.950) by SM UB-49 (  Imperial German Navy).[133]
Waihemo   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Aegean Sea off Piraeus. Her crew survived.[134]

18 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Atlantic Sun   United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk off Orsay, Inner Hebrides (55°49′N 7°10′W / 55.817°N 7.167°W / 55.817; -7.167 (SS Atlantic Sun)) by U-46 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[93][135]
Baygitano   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel off Lyme Regis, Dorset (50°41′N 2°56′W / 50.683°N 2.933°W / 50.683; -2.933) by SM UC-77 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[136]
Heian Maru No.18   Japan The cargo ship caught fire and sank at Nagasaki. She was a total loss.[110]
John H. Barry   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 104 nautical miles (193 km) north north west of Cape Bougaroni, Algeria (38°42′N 5°45′E / 38.700°N 5.750°E / 38.700; 5.750) by SM UB-52 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew.[3][137]
Massilia   Italy World War I: The coal hulk was torpedoed and sunk at Augusta, Sicily by SM UC-25 (  Imperial German Navy).[138]
Prometeo   Italy World War I: The tanker was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Carvoeiro, Portugal (37°54′N 16°00′W / 37.900°N 16.000°W / 37.900; -16.000) by SM U-155 (  Imperial German Navy).[139]
Reidar   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 340 nautical miles (630 km) off the coast of Portugal by SM U-155 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[140]
Saldanha   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea 95 nautical miles (176 km) north of Algiers, Algeria (38°19′N 2°39′E / 38.317°N 2.650°E / 38.317; 2.650) by SM UB-52 (  Imperial German Navy). She was torpedoed again the next day and sank with the loss of six crew.[141]
Utrecht   French Navy World War I: The naval tug was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 90 nautical miles (170 km) east of Capo Figari, Sardinia, Italy (41°04′N 11°48′E / 41.067°N 11.800°E / 41.067; 11.800) by SM UB-49 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[142]

19 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Burnstone   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 44 nautical miles (81 km) north of the Farne Islands, Northumberland by SM UB-62 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[3][27][143]
Giovanni Albanesi   Italy World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Gulf of Naples (40°25′N 13°17′E / 40.417°N 13.283°E / 40.417; 13.283) by SM UB-49 (  Imperial German Navy).[144]
Linz   Austria-Hungary World War I: The ocean liner sank in the Adriatic Sea on 20 February or 19 March 1918 after she hit a mine.[145]
San Francesco di Paolo   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Gulf of Naples 70 nautical miles (130 km) west of Naples (40°40′N 13°48′E / 40.667°N 13.800°E / 40.667; 13.800) by SM UB-49 (  Imperial German Navy).[146]
Luxor   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 27 nautical miles (50 km) west by south of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight by SM UB-57 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][147]

20 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Antonios M. Theophilatos   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 75 nautical miles (139 km) north west of Port Said, Egypt (32°04′N 32°08′E / 32.067°N 32.133°E / 32.067; 32.133) by SM U-33 (  Imperial German Navy).[148]
Azemmour   France World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel south of the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom (50°32′N 1°36′W / 50.533°N 1.600°W / 50.533; -1.600) by SM UB-59 (  Imperial German Navy).[149]
Eros   Sweden World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 8 nautical miles (15 km) west of The Lizard, Cornwall, United Kingdom[150] (49°56′N 5°25′W / 49.933°N 5.417°W / 49.933; -5.417) by SM UB-103 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[151]
Glenford   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Irish Sea 24 nautical miles (44 km) east of Rockabill, County Dublin (53°40′N 5°20′W / 53.667°N 5.333°W / 53.667; -5.333) by SM U-101 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[152]
Kassanga   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 23 nautical miles (43 km) south east by south of the South Arklow Lightship (  United Kingdom) (52°27′N 5°26′W / 52.450°N 5.433°W / 52.450; -5.433) by SM U-103 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[153]
Matteo Renato Imbriani   Italy World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) south west of the Île du Planier, Bouches-du-Rhône, France by SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy).[154]
Saint Dimitrios   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) north by east of Port Said by SM U-33 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][155]
Samoset   United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) east north east of Port Said by SM U-33 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew.[3][156]
Yochow   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 54 nautical miles (100 km) north by east of Port Said by SM U-33 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 50 crew.[3][157]

21 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1918
Ship Country Description
SMS A7   Imperial German Navy World War I: The A1-class torpedo boat was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off Zeebrugge, West Flanders, Belgium by HMS Morris (  Royal Navy) and/or Bouclier and Capitaine Mehl (both   French Navy) with the loss of 23 of her crew.[1][158]
SMS A10   Imperial German Navy World War I: The destroyer was rammed and sunk in the North Sea off Zeebrugge by HMS Botha (  Royal Navy).[158]
Begonia   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 44 nautical miles (81 km) north of Wolf Rock, Cornwall (49°13′N 5°40′W / 49.217°N 5.667°W / 49.217; -5.667) by SM UB-55 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][27][159]
Dante C   Italy World War I: The vessel was sunk in the Gulf of Naples by SM UB-49 (  Imperial German Navy).[160]
Ikeda   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 7 nautical miles (13 km) west of the Brighton Lightship (  United Kingdom) by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][161]
Termini   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Aegean Sea off Milos, Greece (36°49′N 24°21′E / 36.817°N 24.350°E / 36.817; 24.350) by SM UC-37 (  Imperial German Navy).[162]
Tyrhaug   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) north east of the Pendeen Lighthouse, Cornwall (50°19′N 5°36′W / 50.317°N 5.600°W / 50.317; -5.600) by SM UB-103 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[163]

22 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 1918
Ship Country Description
HMS Gaillardia   Royal Navy World War I: The Aubrietia-class sloop struck a mine and sank in the North Sea.[164]
HMT J. C. P.   Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[27]
Polleon   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east north east of the mouth of the River Tyne by SM UB-78 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[3][165]
Saint Jean II   France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 61 nautical miles (113 km) north west of Cape Bon, Algeria (37°56′N 10°49′E / 37.933°N 10.817°E / 37.933; 10.817) by SM UB-50 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[166]
San Giuseppe C.   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sardinia by SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy).[167]
Trinidad   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) east of the Codling Bank Lightship (  United Kingdom) by SM U-101 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 39 crew.[3][168]

23 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1918
Ship Country Description
HMS Arno   Royal Navy The destroyer collided with HMS Hope (  Royal Navy) in the Dardanelles (40°14′30″N 26°30′30″E / 40.24167°N 26.50833°E / 40.24167; 26.50833) and sank.
Aulton   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 9 nautical miles (17 km) south east by east of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland by SM UB-83 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[3][169]
Chattahoochee   United States World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 28 nautical miles (52 km) south of Penzance, Cornwall, United Kingdom (49°39′N 5°23′W / 49.650°N 5.383°W / 49.650; -5.383) by SM UB-55 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[170]
Etonian   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 34 nautical miles (63 km) south by east of the Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork by SM U-61 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven crew.[171]
Jane Grey   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Irish Sea 14 nautical miles (26 km) north west by west of the Smalls Lighthouse by SM U-101 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[172]
SMS M36   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type 1915 minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea.[173]
Madame Midas   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 38 nautical miles (70 km) west south west of The Lizard, Cornwall (49°27′N 5°28′W / 49.450°N 5.467°W / 49.450; -5.467) by SM UB-55 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[174]
Mar Baltico   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel (49°17′N 5°05′W / 49.283°N 5.083°W / 49.283; -5.083) by SM UB-55 (  Imperial German Navy).[175]
HMT New Dawn   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off The Needles, Isle of Wight with the loss of three of her crew.[176]
Venborg   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) north of Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°55′N 5°02′W / 48.917°N 5.033°W / 48.917; -5.033) by SM UB-55 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[177]

24 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Anteros   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 16 nautical miles (30 km) west by north of South Stack (53°17′N 5°09′W / 53.283°N 5.150°W / 53.283; -5.150) by SM UB-103 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[178]
Avala   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 320 nautical miles (590 km) west of Madeira, Portugal (38°32′N 17°58′W / 38.533°N 17.967°W / 38.533; -17.967) by SM U-155 (  Imperial German Navy).[179]
Fileur   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) north west of the Île de Batz, Finistère by SM UB-55 (  Imperial German Navy).[180]
John G. Walter   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Irish Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) south west of the Smalls Lighthouse by SM U-101 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[181]
Jorgina   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 360 nautical miles (670 km) north by west of Madeira (38°40′N 18°14′W / 38.667°N 18.233°W / 38.667; -18.233) by SM U-155 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[182]
La Nuova Felice   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Sicily by SM UC-53 (  Imperial German Navy).[183]
Nuova Enio   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Sicily by SM UC-53 (  Imperial German Navy).[184]
Partenope   Regia Marina World War I: The minelayer was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Bizerta, Algeria (37°53′N 10°10′E / 37.883°N 10.167°E / 37.883; 10.167) by SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[185]
Regina Immacolata   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Sicily by SM UC-53 (  Imperial German Navy).[186]
Tre Sorrelle Salvo   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Sicily by SM UC-53 (  Imperial German Navy).[187]
War Knight   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship collided with O. B. Jennings (flag unknown) in the English Channel off the Needles Lighthouse, Isle of Wight. She then strcuk a mine and was damaged. War Knight was beached at Freshwater, Isle of Wight.[188]

25 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1918
Ship Country Description
HMT Border Lads   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off the mouth of the River Tyne by SM UB-78 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[189]
Carlo Splendor   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Messina by SM UB-49 (  Imperial German Navy).[190]
Destro   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south west of the Mull of Galloway, Wigtownshire (54°34′N 4°45′W / 54.567°N 4.750°W / 54.567; -4.750) by SM U-96 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six of her crew.[3][191]
Francesco Antonio Aiello   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Sicily by SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy).[192]
Hercules   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north north west of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire by SM UB-21 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[3][193]
L'Iniziatore   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Sicily (37°30′N 11°45′W / 37.500°N 11.750°W / 37.500; -11.750) by SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy).[194]
Rio Ave   Portugal World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 100 nautical miles (190 km) off Madeira (38°33′N 18°08′W / 38.550°N 18.133°W / 38.550; -18.133) by SM U-155 (  Imperial German Navy).[195]

26 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Elisabetha   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Sicily by SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy).[196]
RFA Lady Cory-Wright   Royal Fleet Auxiliary World War I: The mine carrier was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 14 nautical miles (26 km) off The Lizard, Cornwall by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 39 of her 40 crew.
SM U-61   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type U 57 submarine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by USS PC-51 (  United States Navy) with the loss of all 36 crew.
Volturno   Italy World War I: The bulk carrier was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Bône, Algeria (37°27′N 8°07′E / 37.450°N 8.117°E / 37.450; 8.117) by SM UB-50 (  Imperial German Navy).[197]

27 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Allendale   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 52 nautical miles (96 km) south by west of The Lizard, Cornwall (49°50′N 5°50′W / 49.833°N 5.833°W / 49.833; -5.833) by SM U-101 (  Imperial German Navy with the loss of a crew member.[3][198]
Beira   Portugal World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (34°10′N 14°35′W / 34.167°N 14.583°W / 34.167; -14.583) by SM U-154 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[199]
Carlo P.   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) north of the Galite Islands, Tunisia by SM UC-54 (  Imperial German Navy).[200]
Castrenzo Coppola   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Naples by SM UC-53 (  Imperial German Navy).[201]
HMS Kale   Royal Navy World War I: The E-class destroyer struck a naval mine and sank in the North Sea.[1][27]
MB 3, MB 8 and MB 9   Ottoman Navy The MB 1-class motor gunboats were lost on this date.[202]
Watauga   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 450 nautical miles (830 km) west by north of Lisbon, Portugal (38°54′N 18°24′W / 38.900°N 18.400°W / 38.900; -18.400) by SM U-155 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five crew.[203]

28 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1918
Ship Country Description
SMS Amrumbank   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Gronland-class Vorpostenboot was sunk by mines off Cape Tachkuna, Estonia.[204][205]
Botha   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of Whitby, Yorkshire by SM UC-64 (  Imperial German Navy).[63][206]
Brotherly Love   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) east north east of Whitby by SM UC-64 (  Imperial German Navy).[63][207]
City of Winchester   United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) north west by west of the Les Hanois Lighthouse, Guernsey, Channel Islands (49°28′N 2°55′W / 49.467°N 2.917°W / 49.467; -2.917) by SM U-90 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[208]
Grampus   United Kingdom The dredger foundered on this date.[209]
Honora   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) east north east of Whitby by SM UC-64 (  Imperial German Navy).[63][210]
Inkosi   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west of Burrow Head, Wigtownshire by SM U-96 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew.[211]
Noel   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) east north east of Whitby by SM UC-64 (  Imperial German Navy).[63][212]
SMS Polarstern   Imperial German Navy The Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[213]
SMS Scharbeutz   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Anneliese-class Vorpostenboot was sunk as a blockship.[214]
HMS Tithonus   Royal Navy World War I: The armed boarding steamer was sunk in the North Sea 50 nautical miles (93 km) east of Aberdeen (57°04′N 0°33′W / 57.067°N 0.550°W / 57.067; -0.550) by SM UB-72 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[215]

29 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1918
Ship Country Description
SMS F32   Imperial German Navy The F Type minesweeping boat was lost on this date.[216]
Porto Santo   Portugal The cargo ship foundered in the Aegean Sea off Antimilos, Greece, possibly after striking a mine. Her crew survived.[217]
HMT Swallow   Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[23]
T. R. Thompson   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 7 nautical miles (13 km) south of Newhaven, Sussex by SM UB-57 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 33 of her crew.[3][218]

30 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1918
Ship Country Description
SMS G87   Imperial German Navy World War I: The G85-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of 43 of her crew.[1]
SMS G93   Imperial German Navy World War I: The G85-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of ten of her crew.[1]
SMS G94   Imperial German Navy World War I: The G85-class torpedo boat struck a mine and sank in the North Sea.[219]
Geraldine   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was shelled and sunk in the Irish Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) east of Lambay Island, County Dublin by SM U-96 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all five of her crew.[220][221]
Lough Fisher   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) south south east of Helvick Head, County Waterford by SM U-101 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of thirteen crew.[222]
Salaminia   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Irish Sea 13 nautical miles (24 km) south south east of Rockabill (53°27′N 5°32′W / 53.450°N 5.533°W / 53.450; -5.533) by SM UB-64 (  Imperial German Navy). There were a number of casualties.[223]
Stabil   Norway World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Pendeen Lighthouse, Cornwall, United Kingdom (50°19′N 5°36′W / 50.317°N 5.600°W / 50.317; -5.600) by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of nine crew.[224]
St. Michan   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Irish Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) east of Lambay Island by SM U-96 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[225]
Vafos   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) south west by west of the Marstenen Lighthouse by SM UB-72 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[226]

31 MarchEdit

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1918
Ship Country Description
Celtic   United Kingdom World War I: The ocean liner was torpedoed and damaged in the Irish Sea 11 nautical miles (20 km) south of the Isle of Man by SM UB-77 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six lives. She was beached but was later refloated, repaired and returned to service.[227]
Conargo   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Irish Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km)) west by north of the Calf of Man, Isle of Man (54°02′N 5°11′W / 54.033°N 5.183°W / 54.033; -5.183) by SM U-96 (  Imperial German Navy). She was torpedoed again the next day and sunk with the loss of nine of her crew (53°33′N 4°50′W / 53.550°N 4.833°W / 53.550; -4.833).[228]
Excellence Pleske   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) south south east of Dungeness, Kent by SM UB-57 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of thirteen of her crew.[3][229]
Immacolata   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Bari Sardo, Sardinia by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[230]
Indien   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (40°40′N 28°15′W / 40.667°N 28.250°W / 40.667; -28.250) by SM U-152 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 29 crew.[231]
La Loire   France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north east of Alexandria, Egypt by SM U-33 (  Imperial German Navy).[232]
San Nicola   United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 18 nautical miles (33 km) east north east of Valletta, Malta by SM UC-52 (  Imperial German Navy).[3][233]
Slieve Bloom   United Kingdom The ferry collided with the destroyer USS Stockton (  United States Navy) and sank with the loss of one life.[234]
Vianna   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east of Seaham Harbour, County Durham (54°50′N 1°12′W / 54.833°N 1.200°W / 54.833; -1.200) by SM UC-64 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[3][235]

Unknown dateEdit

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1918
Ship Country Description
Angelo Raffaele   Italy World War I: The vessel was sunk in the Gulf of Naples between 19 and 21 March by SM UB-49 (  Imperial German Navy).[236]
Avé Maria   France The schooner sprang a leak and foundered in early March. Her crew were rescued.[16]
Cecil L. Shave   United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Azores, Portugal by a Kaiserliche Marine submarine.[3]
USS Cyclops   United States Navy The Proteus-class collier foundered in the Bermuda Triangle some time after 4 March with the loss of all 306 passengers and crew.
Lottie A. Silver   United Kingdom The schooner foundered in the Atlantic Ocean in early March.[8]

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Ship events in 1918
Ship launches: 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923
Ship commissionings: 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923
Ship decommissionings: 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923
Shipwrecks: 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923