List of shipwrecks in May 1917

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

1 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 1 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Acacia   France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 7 nautical miles (13 km) off the Chassiron Lighthouse, Charente-Maritime by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[1]
Alide   Russia World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Land's End, Cornwall, United Kingdom by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy).[2]
Antigone   France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 8 nautical miles (15 km) off the Chassiron Lighthouse by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3]
Bagdale   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 13 nautical miles (24 km) north east of Creac'h Point, Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°41′N 5°08′W / 48.683°N 5.133°W / 48.683; -5.133) by SM UC-66 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 23 of her crew.[4][5]
Barreiro   Portugal World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off Suances, Cantabria, Spain by SM UC-69 (  Imperial German Navy).[6]
British Sun   United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 230 nautical miles (430 km) east south east of Malta by SM UB-43 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][7]
C. A. Jacques   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 26 nautical miles (48 km) west south west of Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France (50°27′N 1°04′E / 50.450°N 1.067°E / 50.450; 1.067) by SM UB-18 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[5][8]
Camille Amelin   France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 6 nautical miles (11 km) off the Baleines Lighthouse, Charente-Maritime by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[9]
Dora   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Irish Sea 11 nautical miles (20 km) west of the Mull of Galloway by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[10]
Genua   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Southwold, Suffolk by a Luftstreitkräfte aircraft.[5][11]
Firelight   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea (55°01′N 1°21′W / 55.017°N 1.350°W / 55.017; -1.350) by SM UC-29 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][12]
Imberhorne   Finland World War I: The full-rigged ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) north west by west of the Stags of Broadhaven, County Mayo, United Kingdom (54°07′N 13°04′W / 54.117°N 13.067°W / 54.117; -13.067) by SM UC-73 (  Imperial German Navy).[13]
Ladywood   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south west of the Wolf Rock, Cornwall (49°52′N 5°59′W / 49.867°N 5.983°W / 49.867; -5.983) by SM UB-38 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14]
Helen   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Irish Sea 11 nautical miles (20 km) west of the Mull of Galloway, Wigtownshire by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][15]
Ivrig   Norway World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Irish Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west of Portpatrick, Wigtownshire by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[16]
John W. Pearn   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 40 nautical miles (74 km) south south east of Start Point, Devon (49°42′N 2°58′W / 49.700°N 2.967°W / 49.700; -2.967) by SM UC-66 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[17]
La Manche   France World War I: The barque was scuttled in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) north of the Les Hanois Lighthouse, Guernsey, Channel Islands by SM UC-66 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[18]
Progress   United States The barge sank in strong winds and rough seas off Ship John Light in the Delaware River.[19][20]
Raymond Ester   France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) north west of Pendeen, Cornwall (50°15′N 5°53′W / 50.250°N 5.883°W / 50.250; -5.883) by SM UC-48 (  Imperial German Navy).[21]
Rockingham   United States World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west north west of Ireland (55°12′N 12°30′W / 55.200°N 12.500°W / 55.200; -12.500) by SM U-69 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 2–13 of her crew, depending on sources.[22][23][24]
San Urbano   United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) north west by north of the Fastnet Rock (51°33′N 13°38′W / 51.550°N 13.633°W / 51.550; -13.633) by SM U-81 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[25]
SM U-81   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type U 81 submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland (51°33′N 13°38′W / 51.550°N 13.633°W / 51.550; -13.633) by HMS E54 (  Royal Navy) with the loss of 24 of her crew.
W. D. Potts   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Irish Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west of Portpatrick by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[26]

2 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 2 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Alessandria   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 100 nautical miles (190 km) north of Benghazi, Libya by SM UC-74 (  Imperial German Navy).[27]
Amber   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Irish Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) Ballyhalbert, County Down by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][28]
Beeswing   United Kingdom World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 140 nautical miles (260 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock (50°50′N 13°00′W / 50.833°N 13.000°W / 50.833; -13.000) by SM U-58 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[29]
Camerata   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Djidjelli, Algeria by SM UC-37 (  Imperial German Navy). She was beached but was later refloated.[30]
Cancalais   France World War I: The three-masted schooner was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 12 nautical miles (22 km) north west of the Île d'Yeu, Vendée (46°55′N 2°23′W / 46.917°N 2.383°W / 46.917; -2.383) by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[31]
Certo   Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Le Havre, Seine-Inférieure, France. Her crew survived.[32]
Derrymore   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Irish Sea off Ballyhalbert by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Some of her crew survived.[5][33]
HMS Derwent   Royal Navy World War I: The River-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Le Havre (49°31′N 0°02′W / 49.517°N 0.033°W / 49.517; -0.033) with the loss of 58 of her 70 crew.
Dione   Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (50°39′N 11°45′W / 50.650°N 11.750°W / 50.650; -11.750) by SM U-58 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[34]
Earnest   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Irish Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) south east by south of the Skulmartin Lightship (  United Kingdom) by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[35]
Gena   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Aldeburgh, Suffolk by an Imperial German Air Corps aircraft. Her crew survived.[36]
Juno   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 17 nautical miles (31 km) east of the Barfleur Lighthouse, Manche, France (49°48′N 0°51′W / 49.800°N 0.850°W / 49.800; -0.850) by SM UB-18 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[37]
Keryado   French Navy World War I: The naval trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 12 nautical miles (22 km) north west of the Île d'Yeu (46°46′N 2°41′W / 46.767°N 2.683°W / 46.767; -2.683) by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of sixteen of her crew.[38]
Morion   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Irish Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south east of the Skulmartin Lightship (  United Kingdom) by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[39]
Natuna   Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) west of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (59°50′N 3°10′W / 59.833°N 3.167°W / 59.833; -3.167) by SM U-44 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[40]
Nordzee   Netherlands World War I: The koff was scuttled in the North Sea off the Noord Hinder Lightship (  Netherlands) by SM UC-62 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[41]
Rikard Noordrak   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 9 nautical miles (17 km) south of Whitby, Yorkshire (54°23′N 0°22′W / 54.383°N 0.367°W / 54.383; -0.367) by SM UB-21 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[42]
Russie   France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 12 nautical miles (22 km) north west of the Île d'Yeu (46°46′N 2°41′W / 46.767°N 2.683°W / 46.767; -2.683) by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[43]
Saint Mungo   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Irish Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north north east of the South Rock Lightship (  United Kingdom) by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy).[5][44]
Taizan Maru   Japan World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Irish Sea 11 nautical miles (20 km) west of the Mull of Galloway (54°28′N 5°20′W / 54.467°N 5.333°W / 54.467; -5.333) by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[45]
Tela   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 16 nautical miles (30 km) north east of Cape Barfleur, Manche (49°50′N 0°50′W / 49.833°N 0.833°W / 49.833; -0.833) by SM UB-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][46]
Troilus   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 140 nautical miles (260 km) west north west of Malin Head, County Donegal (53°22′N 15°52′W / 53.367°N 15.867°W / 53.367; -15.867) by SM U-69 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][47]
United   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off the Godrevy Lighthouse, Cornwall (50°13′N 5°53′W / 50.217°N 5.883°W / 50.217; -5.883) by SM UC-48 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[48]
Vanduara   Norway World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (50°24′N 14°59′W / 50.400°N 14.983°W / 50.400; -14.983) by SM U-58 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[49]
Victoire   France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay (46°46′N 2°41′W / 46.767°N 2.683°W / 46.767; -2.683) by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[50]
Warnow   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 6 nautical miles (11 km) west of Trevose Head, Cornwall (50°30′N 5°10′W / 50.500°N 5.167°W / 50.500; -5.167) by SM UC-48 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of fourteen of her crew.[51]
Westland   Netherlands World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea off the Terschelling Lightship (  Netherlands) (53°47′N 4°21′E / 53.783°N 4.350°E / 53.783; 4.350) by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[52]
Yvonne   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 12 nautical miles (22 km) north west of the Île d'Yeu (46°46′N 2°41′W / 46.767°N 2.683°W / 46.767; -2.683) by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[53]

3 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 3 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Antonio Sciesa   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Ionian Sea 24 nautical miles (44 km) south south east of Sapientza, Greece (36°39′N 21°15′E / 36.650°N 21.250°E / 36.650; 21.250) by SM U-14 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy). Her crew survived.[54]
Carberry King   United Kingdom World War I: The drifter was scuttled in the English Channel 14 nautical miles (26 km) south of The Lizard, Cornwall (49°44′N 5°07′W / 49.733°N 5.117°W / 49.733; -5.117) by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[55][56]
Clodmoor   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south west of Newhaven, Sussex (50°43′N 0°01′W / 50.717°N 0.017°W / 50.717; -0.017) by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][57]
Eleanor   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel (49°45′N 5°07′W / 49.750°N 5.117°W / 49.750; -5.117) by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy).[58]
Fastnet   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel (49°45′N 5°07′W / 49.750°N 5.117°W / 49.750; -5.117) by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy).[56][59]
Fils du Progres   France World War I: The trawler was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south west of the Île de Sein, Finistère by SM UC-61 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[60]
Frederick Knight   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 115 nautical miles (213 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (51°43′N 12°21′W / 51.717°N 12.350°W / 51.717; -12.350) by SM U-62 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][61]
Giovannina   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 10 nautical miles (19 km) south west of Belle Île, Morbihan, France by SM UC-61 (  Imperial German Navy).[62]
Glen Tanar   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) north east of Girdle Ness, Aberdeenshire (57°10′N 2°02′W / 57.167°N 2.033°W / 57.167; -2.033). Her crew survived.[63]
Helge   Denmark World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the North Sea (56°28′N 3°43′E / 56.467°N 3.717°E / 56.467; 3.717) by SM UC-49 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[64]
Hibernia   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) south east of Baltimore, County Cork by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy).[65]
Lindisfarne   Russia World War I: The full-rigged ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (49°20′N 14°00′W / 49.333°N 14.000°W / 49.333; -14.000) by SM U-21 (  Imperial German Navy).[66]
Lucky Lass   United Kingdom The fishing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel (49°34′N 5°07′W / 49.567°N 5.117°W / 49.567; -5.117) by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy).[67]
Maria   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay by SM UC-69 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[68]
Mezly   France World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (50°15′N 15°36′W / 50.250°N 15.600°W / 50.250; -15.600) by SM UC-73 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[69]
Misurata   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50°10′N 17°15′W / 50.167°N 17.250°W / 50.167; -17.250) by SM UC-73 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[70]
North Star   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel (49°45′N 5°05′W / 49.750°N 5.083°W / 49.750; -5.083) by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy).[71]
Polstad   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Ortegal, Spain (43°43′N 7°06′W / 43.717°N 7.100°W / 43.717; -7.100) by SM UC-69 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[72]
Sir Edward Birkbeck   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[73]
Truvor   Russia World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Barents Sea off Mys Zyp-Navolok (70°08′N 33°07′E / 70.133°N 33.117°E / 70.133; 33.117) by SM U-45 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[74]
Ussa   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) off Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure, France by SM UC-26 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[75]
Washington   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Genoa 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) off Camogli, Liguria, Italy (44°14′N 9°07′E / 44.233°N 9.117°E / 44.233; 9.117) by SM U-63 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][76]

4 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 4 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Aghios Nikolaos   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 16 nautical miles (30 km) south east of Barfleur, Manche, France (49°43′N 0°54′W / 49.717°N 0.900°W / 49.717; -0.900) by SM UB-38 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[77]
Assos   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was captured and scuttled in the English Channel 16 nautical miles (30 km) south east of Barfleur 49°43′N 0°54′W / 49.717°N 0.900°W / 49.717; -0.900 by SM UB-38 (  Imperial German Navy).[78]
Caméléon   French Navy World War I: The naval whaler struck a mine and sank in the Gulf of Patras off Cape Pappas, Greece with the loss of a crew member.[79]
Doctor Brooks   United States The barge went ashore on Santa Rosa Island, Florida in a storm. Later refloated.[19]
Francesco C.   Italy World War I: the barque was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea west of Sardinia (40°18′N 8°08′E / 40.300°N 8.133°E / 40.300; 8.133) by SM U-34 (  Imperial German Navy).[80]
Herrington   United Kingdom World War I: The collier struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 0.75 nautical miles (1.39 km) east south east of Red Head, Forfarshire (56°37′N 2°27′W / 56.617°N 2.450°W / 56.617; -2.450). Her crew survived.[11][81]
Ilva   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was captured and scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) off Coelleira Island, Galicia, Spain by SM UC-69 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[82]
Ioannis p. Goulandris   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 23 nautical miles (43 km) east of the Punta de Estaca de Bares by SM UC-69 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[83]
Jørgen Olsen   Denmark World War I: The three-masted schooner was shelled and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of Ireland by SM U-62 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived but she was declared a constructive total loss.[84][85]
Joseph   United Kingdom World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) north of Caen, Calvados, France (49°39′N 0°38′W / 49.650°N 0.633°W / 49.650; -0.633) by SM UB-38 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[86]
Locust   United States The lighter sank near McQuestents Wharf, East Boston, Massachusetts.[87]
HMT Lord Salisbury   Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[11]
Marie   Denmark World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea off Aberdeen, United Kingdom (58°30′N 1°04′W / 58.500°N 1.067°W / 58.500; -1.067) by SM UC-51 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[88]
Marie   France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Ireland by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy).[89]
Mamelena IX   Spain World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay south west of the Contis Lighthouse, Landes, France by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy)[90]
Mamelena XII   Spain World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay south west of the Contis Lighthouse by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy).[91]
Marne   French Navy World War I: The naval trawler was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay south west of the Contis Lighthouse by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[92]
Neptunus   Netherlands World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north of the North Hinder Lightship (  Netherlands) by SM UC-62 (  Imperial German Navy).[93]
New Design No.2   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Irish Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) north by west of the South Bishop Lighthouse by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[94]
Pilar de Larrinaga   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedeoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south east by south of the Tuskar Rock, Ireland (52°10′N 6°08′W / 52.167°N 6.133°W / 52.167; -6.133) by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of twenty of her crew.[5][95]
Sophie   Denmark World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea by SM UC-42 (  Imperial German Navy).[96]
Strumble   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Irish Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north north east of Strumble Head, Pembrokeshire by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56][97]
Transylvania   United Kingdom World War I: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Genoa 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) off Cape Vado, Liguria, Italy (44°15′N 8°30′E / 44.250°N 8.500°E / 44.250; 8.500) by SM U-63 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 402 lives.
Tromp   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) off Rencardeida Point, Spain (43°46′N 7°34′W / 43.767°N 7.567°W / 43.767; -7.567) by SM UC-69 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[98]
Vale   Norway World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 68 nautical miles (126 km) east by north of the Isle of May, Fife, United Kingdom (56°02′N 1°00′W / 56.033°N 1.000°W / 56.033; -1.000) by SM UC-77 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[99]
Verdun   France World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay south west of the Contis Lighthouse by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[100]
Victorious   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the Irish Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) north north east of Strumble Head by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[101]

5 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 5 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Angela   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off the mouth of the River Tyne (54°59′N 1°19′W / 54.983°N 1.317°W / 54.983; -1.317) with the loss of five of her crew.[102]
Asra   Norway World War I: The full-rigged ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 140 nautical miles (260 km) west north west of Tory Island, County Donegal, United Kingdom (55°40′N 12°10′W / 55.667°N 12.167°W / 55.667; -12.167) by SM U-58 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[103]
Dina di Lozenzo   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Bizerte, Algeria by SM UC-37 (  Imperial German Navy).[104]
Edith Cavell   United Kingdom The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea off Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire by SM UB-21 (  Imperial German Navy).[56][105]
Feltria   United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 8 nautical miles (15 km) south east of Mine Head, County Cork (51°56′N 7°24′W / 51.933°N 7.400°W / 51.933; -7.400) by SM UC-48 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 45 lives.[5][106]
Greta   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 11 nautical miles (20 km) south east of Mine Head, County Cork by SM UC-48 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][107]
Harmattan   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) off Cape Bon, Algeria with the loss of 36 of her crew.[108]
HMS Lavender   Royal Navy World War I: The Acacia-class sloop was sunk in the English Channel south of Mine Head, Cornwall by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 22 of her 77 crew.[109]
Lodes   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south east of Ballycotton, County Cork with the loss of seven of her crew.[110]
Morzh   Imperial Russian Navy World War I: The Morzh-class submarine was sunk by mine off the coast of Turkey. The wreck discovery in 2002 confirmed the cause of loss.[111]
Nydal   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 25 nautical miles (46 km) west south west of the La Coubre Lighthouse, Charente-Maritime, France by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[112]
Odense   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was damaged in the North Sea 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) east north east of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire, United Kingdom (55°56′N 2°12′W / 55.933°N 2.200°W / 55.933; -2.200) by SM UC-77 (  Imperial German Navy) and was abandoned with the loss of two of her crew. Odense came ashore north of St Abb's Head and was declared a total loss. She sank on 2 August.[113]
Segovia   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 26 nautical miles (48 km) south south east of Auskerry, Orkney Islands, United Kingdom (58°38′N 2°00′W / 58.633°N 2.000°W / 58.633; -2.000) by SM UC-51 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[114]
Simon   Netherlands World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off the Terschelling Lightship (  Netherlands) (53°31′N 3°40′E / 53.517°N 3.667°E / 53.517; 3.667) by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all eleven crew.[115]
Snig   Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west of Tory Island (54°08′N 13°36′W / 54.133°N 13.600°W / 54.133; -13.600) by SM U-49 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[116]

6 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 6 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Adansi   United Kingdom World War I: The Elder Dempster 2,644 GRT cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (50°40′N 11°05′W / 50.667°N 11.083°W / 50.667; -11.083) by SM U-21 (  Imperial German Navy) while en route from Sierra Leone to Liverpool. Her crew survived.[5][117]
Annie H. Smith   United States The schooner barge sank 25 miles (40 km) south west of the Fire Island Lightship, a total loss. The crew left in her lifeboat and were rescued by a steamer.[19][118]
SMS Felix   Imperial German Navy The Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[119]
Francesco   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the La Coubre Lighthouse, Charente-Maritime, France by SM UC-72 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[120]
Gurth   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) off Vaca de Luanco, Spain (43°39′N 5°48′W / 43.650°N 5.800°W / 43.650; -5.800) by SM UC-69 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[121]
Harold   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the North Sea[122] 76 nautical miles (141 km) north east by north of the mouth of the River Tyne by SM UB-21 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five crew.[123]
Hebble   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) east of Roker, County Durham (54°55′N 1°18′E / 54.917°N 1.300°E / 54.917; 1.300) with the loss of five of her crew.[124]
Kaparika   Norway World War I: cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Aberdeen, United Kingdom by SM UC-77 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[125]
Poseidon I   Netherlands World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 9 nautical miles (17 km) north of the Dogger Bank North Lightship (  United Kingdom) by SM UC-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[126]
President   France World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) west of Trevose Head, Cornwall, United Kingdom (50°31′N 5°21′W / 50.517°N 5.350°W / 50.517; -5.350) by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[127]
Voss   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) off Vaca de Luanco (43°39′N 5°47′W / 43.650°N 5.783°W / 43.650; -5.783) by SM UC-69 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[128]

7 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 7 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Crown of Leon   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Gulf of Genoa (44°08′N 8°14′E / 44.133°N 8.233°E / 44.133; 8.233) by SM U-63 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member. She was beached but was torpedoed again on 16 May by SM U-32 (  Imperial German Navy).[129]
H. H. Petersen   Denmark World War I: The barquentine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 to 25 nautical miles (37 to 46 km) west of St. Kilda, Inverness-shire, United Kingdom (57°30′N 9°00′W / 57.500°N 9.000°W / 57.500; -9.000) by SM U-80 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[130]
Kinross   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) east of the Wolf Rock, Cornwall (49°49′N 5°33′W / 49.817°N 5.550°W / 49.817; -5.550) by SM UC-48 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[131]
Leikanger   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) west north west of the Machico Lighthouse, Madeira, Portugal by SM UC-69 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[132]
Lowmount   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) off the Nab Lightship (  United Kingdom) with the loss of five of her crew.[133]
Martha Maria   Netherlands World War I: The trawler was sunk in the North Sea (52°50′N 4°08′E / 52.833°N 4.133°E / 52.833; 4.133) by SM UB-20 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[134]
Maude   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Irish Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) south west of Bardsey Island, Pembrokeshire by SM UC-65 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[135]
Polamhall   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) west south west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (49°02′N 8°04′W / 49.033°N 8.067°W / 49.033; -8.067) by SM U-62 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][136]
Prins Hendrik de Nederlande   Netherlands World War I: The trawler was sunk in the North Sea (52°50′N 4°10′E / 52.833°N 4.167°E / 52.833; 4.167) by SM UB-20 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[137]
Repton   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 45 nautical miles (83 km) south south east of Cape Matapan, Greece (35°42′N 22°57′E / 35.700°N 22.950°E / 35.700; 22.950) by SM UB-43 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[5][138][139]
Sophie   Denmark World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) east south oeast of St. Kilda (57°40′N 9°05′W / 57.667°N 9.083°W / 57.667; -9.083) by SM U-80 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[140]
Tiger   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) west north west of Cabo Machico, Madeira (43°27′N 2°50′W / 43.450°N 2.833°W / 43.450; -2.833) by SM UC-69 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[141]
Tore Jarl   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 95 nautical miles (176 km) south of Sumburgh Head, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by SM UC-49 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[142]
SM UB-39   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UB II submarine struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°20′N 2°09′E / 51.333°N 2.150°E / 51.333; 2.150) with the loss of all 24 crew.[143]
HMY Zarefah   Royal Navy World War I: The naval yacht struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) north east of Mull Head, Mainland, Orkney Islands with the loss of sixteen of her crew.[144]

8 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 8 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Iris   United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was sunk in the English Channel off Cherbourg, Seine-Inférieure, France, probably by SM UC-26 (  Imperial German Navy), with the loss of four of her crew.[145]
Jos. F. Clinton or Joseph F. Clinton   United States The schooner barge sank 12 miles (19 km) east south east of Hog Island or Chincoteague, Virginia, a total loss.[19][146]
Killarney   United Kingdom World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (50°55′N 14°44′W / 50.917°N 14.733°W / 50.917; -14.733) by SM U-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][147]
Nelly   France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 44 nautical miles (81 km) south south west of Penmarc'h, Finistère (47°18′N 4°55′W / 47.300°N 4.917°W / 47.300; -4.917 by SM UC-61 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[148]
Petunia   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 45 nautical miles (83 km) west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM U-49 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew. Three survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[5][149]
SM UC-26   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UC II submarine was rammed and sunk in the English Channel off Calais, Pas-de-Calais, France (51°03′N 1°40′E / 51.050°N 1.667°E / 51.050; 1.667) by HMS Milne (  Royal Navy) with the loss of all 26 crew.

9 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 9 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Dio ti Guardi   Italy World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Rosello, Sicily by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[150]
Hans Broge   Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of Teelin Head, County Donegal, United Kingdom (54°38′N 9°30′W / 54.633°N 9.500°W / 54.633; -9.500) by SM U-80 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[151]
Harpagus   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 62 nautical miles (115 km) south west of the Île du Planier, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (42°32′N 4°39′E / 42.533°N 4.650°E / 42.533; 4.650) by SM U-34 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew. Two crew were taken as prisoners of war.[152]
Kitty   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east south east of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire (56°11′N 1°45′W / 56.183°N 1.750°W / 56.183; -1.750) by SM UC-42 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but two of them were taken as prisoners of war.[56][153]
L'Oriente   Italy World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Rosello by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[154]
Marchiena   Netherlands World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Beachy Head, Sussex, United Kingdom by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew took to the lifeboats but were not rescued.[155]
Mettlerkamp   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Augustenburg-class Vorpostenboot was sunk by mines north of Borkum.[156]
No. 1   Imperial Russian Navy World War I: The No. 1-class submarine was lost in the Barents Sea.[157]
Peppino Aiello   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Rosello by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[158]
San Pietro   Italy World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Rosello by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[159]
Windward Ho!   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire (57°28′N 1°42′W / 57.467°N 1.700°W / 57.467; -1.700) with the loss of eight of her crew.[160]

10 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 10 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Berangère   France World War I: The full-rigged ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (50°06′N 11°30′W / 50.100°N 11.500°W / 50.100; -11.500) by SM U-62 (  Imperial German Navy). All 22 crew survived.[161]
Broomhill   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was scuttled in the English Channel 9 nautical miles (17 km) south west of Portland Bill, Dorset (50°25′N 2°32′W / 50.417°N 2.533°W / 50.417; -2.533) by SM UC-61 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[5][11][162]
Carmen   Spain World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) south of Barcelona by SM U-34 (  Imperial German Navy).[163]
Dolcoath   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 3.25 nautical miles (6.02 km) north east of North Foreland, Kent (51°26′N 1°28′E / 51.433°N 1.467°E / 51.433; 1.467) with the loss of a crew member.[164]
Gazelle   Norway World War I: The sailing ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (49°45′N 10°50′W / 49.750°N 10.833°W / 49.750; -10.833) by SM U-62 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[165]
Gruno   Netherlands World War I: The auxiliary sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) south south west of the Noord Hinder Lightship (  Netherlands) by SM UC-63 (  Imperial German Navy).[166]
James Hogan   United States The tow steamer, towing the barge Kingston (flag unknown), capsized and sank in heavy seas near the Southwest Ledge Light, off the mouth of the harbor at New Haven, Connecticut in six fathoms (36 ft; 11 m) of water. Two of her crew were rescued by the lighthouse keeper. Her captain and chief engineer died. The vessel was scheduled to be raised.[167][168][169]
Leone XIII   Italy The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Marettimo by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[170]
HMT Lord Ridley   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Whitby, Yorkshire (54°31′N 0°37′W / 54.517°N 0.617°W / 54.517; -0.617) with the loss of ten of her crew.[171]
Minerva   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) west of Portland Bill by SM UC-61 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[172]
Sebastian   United Kingdom The tanker caught fire in the Atlantic Ocean. She was taken in tow by a United States Navy gunboat but subsequently sank.[138][173]
Veni   Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) west of Portland Bill (50°32′N 2°47′W / 50.533°N 2.783°W / 50.533; -2.783) by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[174]

11 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 11 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Anna Alwina   Russia World War I: The brigantine was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland by SM U-80 (  Imperial German Navy).[175]
August Brohan   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Augustenburg-class Vorpostenboot was sunk by mines northwest of Romo, Denmark.[156]
Barrister   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 7 nautical miles (13 km) south of Mine Head, County Waterford by SM U-49 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][176]
HMT Bracklyn   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (52°42′N 2°10′E / 52.700°N 2.167°E / 52.700; 2.167) with the loss of ten of her crew.[177]
Calchas   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) west by south of Tearaght Island, County Donegal (52°00′N 10°40′W / 52.000°N 10.667°W / 52.000; -10.667) by SM U-80 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[178]
Conger Coal   Canada The steamer burned to the waterline and sank in Little Sodus Bay near Fair Haven, New York on Lake Ontario when Lloyd S. Porter (  Canada) which was tied up alongside caught fire. Her machinery was salvaged. The wreck removed in late 1956 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers as a hazard to navigation.[179]
Hermes   Russia World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Barents Sea off Vardø, Finnmark, Norway (71°16′N 33°45′E / 71.267°N 33.750°E / 71.267; 33.750) by SM U-45 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all 34 crew.[180]
Hindoo   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea between Algiers and Ténès, Algeria (36°37′N 1°55′E / 36.617°N 1.917°E / 36.617; 1.917) by SM U-47 (  Imperial German Navy) and was beached. She was later refloated.[181]
Italia   Italy The cargo ship ran aground and sank on the Wingletang Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom.[182][183]
Lady Charlotte   United Kingdom The collier ran aground and sank at Porth Hellick Point, Isles of Scilly. Her crew survived.[11][183]
Lefkosia   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Tortosa, Spain (40°49′N 1°00′E / 40.817°N 1.000°E / 40.817; 1.000) by SM U-34 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[184]
Limassol   United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Montecristo, Italy, by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[5][185]
Lloyd S. Porter   Canada The steamer burned to the waterline and sank in Little Sodus Bay near Fair Haven, New York on Lake Ontario. Also burned was Lloyd S. Porter (  Canada) that was tied up alongside, along with 125 feet (38 m) of trestle belonging to the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Her machinery was salvaged. The wreck was removed in late 1956 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers as a hazard to navigation.[179]
Luisa Madre   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Cape Figari, Sardinia by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[186]
Maddelena Madre   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Cape Figari by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[187]
Medjerda   France World War I: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Cape Tortosa (40°45′N 1°12′E / 40.750°N 1.200°E / 40.750; 1.200) by SM U-34 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 344 lives.[188]
Rosalia Madre   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Cape Figari by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[189]
San Antonio   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Cape Figari by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[190]
Tarpeia   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the English Channel 9 nautical miles (17 km) north of Port-en-Bessin, Manche, France (49°30′N 0°49′W / 49.500°N 0.817°W / 49.500; -0.817) by SM UB-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][191]

12 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 12 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Egyptian Prince   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 240 nautical miles (440 km) south south east of Malta (34°20′N 18°52′E / 34.333°N 18.867°E / 34.333; 18.867) by SM U-38 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][192]
Galicia   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of Teignmouth, Devon (50°32′N 3°24′W / 50.533°N 3.400°W / 50.533; -3.400). Her crew survived.[193]
G.L.C.   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean south east of the Eddystone Lighthouse by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56][194]
Locksley Hall   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south east by south of Malta 35°23′N 14°56′E / 35.383°N 14.933°E / 35.383; 14.933) by SM U-32 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six crew.[195]
Refugio   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 115 nautical miles (213 km) north west of Tory Island, County Donegal (55°10′N 11°35′W / 55.167°N 11.583°W / 55.167; -11.583) by SM U-57 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[5][196]
San Onofre   United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 64 nautical miles (119 km) north west of the Skelligs (52°25′N 11°42′W / 52.417°N 11.700°W / 52.417; -11.700) by SM U-48 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[5][197]
Waterville   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and was damaged in the North Sea. She was beached but was later refloated. Her crew survived.[198]
Wirral   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Norwegian Sea 23 nautical miles (43 km) north west of Utvær, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway by SM U-19 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[199]
Zanoni   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) north east by east of Cape Oropesa, Spain (40°10′N 0°25′E / 40.167°N 0.417°E / 40.167; 0.417) by SM U-34 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[5][200]

13 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 13 May 1917
Ship Country Description
A. G. Pease   United States The Schooner sank in the Connecticut River at Saybrook Point, Connecticut.[87]
Anna   Denmark World War I: The three-masted barque was sunk in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) north east of the Île de Batz, Finistère, France (49°12′N 4°26′W / 49.200°N 4.433°W / 49.200; -4.433) by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[84][201]
Hudson   Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) north north west of Ouessant, Finistère (48°48′N 7°56′W / 48.800°N 7.933°W / 48.800; -7.933) by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[202]
Jessmore   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-48 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][203]
L'Independiente F   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Cabo de Gata, Spain (36°31′N 2°02′W / 36.517°N 2.033°W / 36.517; -2.033) by SM U-47 (  Imperial German Navy).[204]
Rio Amazonas   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 150 nautical miles (280 km) south west of Crete, Greece (33°40′N 20°46′E / 33.667°N 20.767°E / 33.667; 20.767) by SM U-38 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[205]

14 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 14 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Bel Lily   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) east north east of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire with the loss of ten of her crew.[206]
Cairnmoney   United Kingdom World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-49 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[207]
Elizabeth Hampton   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) south by west of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight by SM UB-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][208]
Farley   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 70 nautical miles (130 km) south west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (48°56′N 7°22′W / 48.933°N 7.367°W / 48.933; -7.367) by SM UC-17 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][209]
Francesco Raiola   Italy World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea east of Sicily (37°41′N 15°29′E / 37.683°N 15.483°E / 37.683; 15.483) by SM U-63 (  Imperial German Navy).[210]
SMS Fulda   Imperial German Navy The Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[119]
Gravelinoise   France World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) east of Valencia, Spain (39°27′N 0°05′W / 39.450°N 0.083°W / 39.450; -0.083) by SM U-34 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[211]
Pentacost Mitchell   United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Saxona (  United States) off Frying Pan Shoal in the Soo River. Raised, taken to Toledo, Ohio for repairs and returned to service.[212][213]
Saint Francis   United States During a voyage from San Francisco, California, to the Libby McNeil & Libby Ekuk Cannery at Kvichak on the Bristol Bay coast of the Territory of Alaska with a crew of 17 and a 1,500-ton cargo of general merchandise and cannery supplies aboard, the 1,898-gross register ton, 231.4-foot (70.5 m) wooden ship was wrecked 1 nautical mile (1.9 km; 1.2 mi) south of Middle Point (54°29′00″N 164°54′30″W / 54.48333°N 164.90833°W / 54.48333; -164.90833 (Middle Point)) on Unimak Island in the Aleutian Islands and became a total loss. The steamers Goliah and Norwood (flags unknown) rescued her entire crew.[214]
Saint Katherine   United States The 1,201-gross register ton, 202-foot (62 m) bark ran aground at Ugashik, Territory of Alaska, and broke her keel. She was refloated late in the summer of 1917 and repaired.[214]
Standard   United States During a voyage from San Francisco, California, to the Libby McNeil & Libby Ekuk Cannery at Kvichak on the Bristol Bay coast of the Territory of Alaska with 162 passengers, a crew of 15 men, and a cargo of 2,707,349 pounds (1,228,033 kg) of cannery supplies aboard, the 1,534-gross register ton, 212-foot (65 m) wooden ship was wrecked without loss of life during a storm in Bristol Bay at Cape Constantine. All on board were rescued by the steamers George F. Haller and North Star (both   United States).[214]
Saxona   United States The steamer was sunk in a collision with Pentacost Mitchell (  United States) off Frying Pan Shoal off the south end of Pipe Island in the Soo River. Raised and moved into shoal water by October, later taken to Collingwood, Ontario for repairs and returned to service.[212][213][215]
Tamon Maru No.11   Japan The cargo ship sank at Aburatsu, Hyūga, Miyazaki.[182]
Tejo   Portugal World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea (38°58′N 0°18′E / 38.967°N 0.300°E / 38.967; 0.300) by SM U-34 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[216]
SM U-59   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type U 57 submarine struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (55°33′N 7°15′E / 55.550°N 7.250°E / 55.550; 7.250) with the loss of 33 of her 37 crew.
Volga   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea east of Sicily by SM U-63 (  Imperial German Navy). She was beached but was later refloated.[217]

15 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 15 May 1917
Ship Country Description
HMT Admirable   Royal Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The naval trawler was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by an Austro-Hungarian Navy warship.[218]
HMT Avondale   Royal Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The naval trawler was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by an Austro-Hungarian Navy warship.[218]
Borea   Regia Marina World War I: The Nembo-class destroyer was shelled and sunk in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Albania by Balaton and Csepl (both   Austro-Hungarian Navy).[219]
Boreas   Netherlands World War I: The auxiliary sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) north west of IJmuiden, North Holland by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy).[220]
Boutefeu   French Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The Bouclier-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the Strait of Otranto off Brindisi, Apulia, Italy.[221]
HMT Coral Haven   Royal Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The naval trawler was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by an Austro-Hungarian Navy warship.[218]
HMT Craignoon   Royal Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The naval trawler was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by an Austro-Hungarian Navy warship.[218]
Cuba   United Kingdom World War I: The barquentine was scuttled in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of the Owers Lightship (  United Kingdom) by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][222]
HMT Felicitas   Royal Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The naval trawler was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by an Austro-Hungarian Navy warship.[218]
Ferrara   Italy World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Strait of Messina by SM U-63 (  Imperial German Navy). She was beached but was later refloated.[223]
HMT Girl Gracie   Royal Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The naval trawler was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by an Austro-Hungarian Navy warship.[218]
HMT Girl Rose   Royal Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The naval trawler was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by an Austro-Hungarian Navy warship.[218]
Grosholm   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west of Ireland (55°53′N 12°15′W / 55.883°N 12.250°W / 55.883; -12.250) by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[224]
SMS Heinrich Rathjen   Imperial German Navy The Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[119]
HMT Helenora   Royal Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The naval trawler was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by an Austro-Hungarian Navy warship.[218]
Meuse   France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Fastnet Rock (50°49′N 15°27′W / 50.817°N 15.450°W / 50.817; -15.450) by SM U-48 (  Imperial German Navy).[225]
Omilak Chief   United States The 65-gross register ton, 70-foot (21.3 m) sternwheel paddle steamer was crushed by ice on the Fish River in the Territory of Alaska.[226]
Pancras   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Punta Sabinal, Spain by SM U-47 (  Imperial German Navy) and was beached. She was later refloated.[227]
Panaghi Lykiardopoulo   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel west of the Roches-Douvres Lighthouse (49°00′N 3°32′W / 49.000°N 3.533°W / 49.000; -3.533) by SM UB-18 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[228]
Polymnia   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) west of The Lizard, Cornwall by SM UC-75 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eight of her crew.[229]
HMT Quarry Knowe   Royal Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The naval trawler was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by an Austro-Hungarian Navy warship.[218]
Rosina   United Kingdom The brigantine ran aground at Ribeirinha Point, Faial, Azores, Portugal and was a total loss. Her crew were rescued.[230]
Scorpione   Regia Marina The Sirio-class torpedo boat collided with Surveillante (  French Navy) and sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Pantellaria.[219]
HMT Selby   Royal Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The naval trawler was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by an Austro-Hungarian Navy warship.[218]
HMT Serene   Royal Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The naval trawler was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by an Austro-Hungarian Navy warship.[218]
St. Frances   United States The cargo ship ran aground at Unimak Pass, Alaska and was a total loss.[230]
HMT Taits   Royal Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The naval trawler was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by an Austro-Hungarian Navy warship.[218]
HMT Transit   Royal Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The naval trawler was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by an Austro-Hungarian Navy warship.[218]
Tung Shan   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) north of Cape San Antonio, Spain (39°02′N 0°19′E / 39.033°N 0.317°E / 39.033; 0.317) by SM U-34 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member. Three crew were taken as prisoners of war.[231]
HMT Young Linnet   Royal Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The naval trawler was sunk in the Adriatic Sea by an Austro-Hungarian Navy warship.[218]

16 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 16 May 1917
Ship Country Description
HMS Dartmouth   Royal Navy World War I: Battle of the Strait of Otranto: The Town-class cruiser was torpedoed and totally disabled in the Strait of Otranto off Brindisi, Apulia, Italy by SM UC-25 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five of her 433 crew.[232] She was later repaired and returned to service.
Dorothy Duff   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 14 nautical miles (26 km) off Cape Cullera, Spain (39°16′N 0°08′E / 39.267°N 0.133°E / 39.267; 0.133) by SM U-34 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[233]
Friso   Netherlands World War I: The schooner was sunk in the English Channel south east of Start Point, Devon, United Kingdom by SM UB-20 (  Imperial German Navy).[234]
Hendrika Johana   Netherlands World War I: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the North Sea north of the Maas Lightship (  Netherlands) (52°31′N 4°20′E / 52.517°N 4.333°E / 52.517; 4.333) by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy).[235]
Highland Corrie   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south of the Owers Lightship (  United Kingdom) (50°28′N 0°38′W / 50.467°N 0.633°W / 50.467; -0.633) by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[236]
Hilonian   United States World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of Genoa 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off the mouth of the Albegna by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[237][23][238]
SMS M14   Imperial German Navy World War I: The M1-class minesweeper was sunk by mines in the North Sea.[239]
Middlesex   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) north west of Tory Island, County Donegal (56°03′N 12°30′W / 56.050°N 12.500°W / 56.050; -12.500) by SM U-30 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][240]
Pagenturm   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 16 nautical miles (30 km) west of Beachy Head, Sussex (50°40′N 0°10′W / 50.667°N 0.167°W / 50.667; -0.167) by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[5][241]
SMS S17   Imperial German Navy World War I: The V1-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of 25 of her crew.[219]

17 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 17 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Alfonso   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) off Denia, Spain (39°00′N 0°10′E / 39.000°N 0.167°E / 39.000; 0.167) by SM U-34 (  Imperial German Navy).[242]
Cito   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east of the Noord Hinder Lightship (  Netherlands) by a Kaiserliche Marine torpedo boat with the loss of eleven of her crew.[5]
Eirini   Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) south south west of Cadiz, Spain (36°55′N 6°31′W / 36.917°N 6.517°W / 36.917; -6.517) by SM U-47 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[243]
Florence Louisa   United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) off The Needles, Isle of Wight by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[244]
George Pyman   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) west of Tearaght Island, County Kerry by SM U-49 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][245]
Jakoba   Netherlands World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea off Den Helder, North Holland by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[246]
Kilmaho   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) west north west of The Lizard, Cornwall (49°58′N 5°19′W / 49.967°N 5.317°W / 49.967; -5.317) by SM UB-20 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 21 of her crew.[247]
Lewisham   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of Ireland by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 24 crew. Three survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[248]
Margareta   Russia World War I: The four-masted barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean (51°00′N 12°18′W / 51.000°N 12.300°W / 51.000; -12.300).[249]
Mercurius   Netherlands World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 17 nautical miles (31 km) north west of Noordwijk, North Holland by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[250]
HMS Setter   Royal Navy The R-class destroyer collided with HMS Sylph (  Royal Navy) and sank in the North Sea off Harwich, Essex.[219]
Vesterland   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Lerwick, Shetland Isles, United Kingdom by SM U-19 (  Imperial German Navy).[251] Three casualties.[252]
Viken   Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was sunk with the loss of eight crew in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east of the Orkney Islands, United Kingdom[253] by SM UC-31 (  Imperial German Navy).[254]

18 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 18 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Adventure   United Kingdom World War I: The drifter was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly by SM UB-20 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[255]
Annetta   Netherlands World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) off IJmuiden, North Holland by SM UC-71 (  Imperial German Navy).[256]
Camberwell   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) south east by south of Dunnose Head, Isle of Wight (50°35′N 1°03′W / 50.583°N 1.050°W / 50.583; -1.050) with the loss of seven of her crew.[257]
C.E.C.G.   United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was scuttled in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) south south east of Start Point, Devon (50°48′N 4°48′W / 50.800°N 4.800°W / 50.800; -4.800) by SM UC-70 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[258]
Dromore   United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) south of St. Martin's Point, Guernsey, Channel Islands by SM UC-70 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][259]
Elford   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of the Nab Lightship (  United Kingdom) (50°38′N 0°58′W / 50.633°N 0.967°W / 50.633; -0.967). Her crew survived.[260]
Frances M.   United States World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean west of Gibraltar (35°29′N 8°18′W / 35.483°N 8.300°W / 35.483; -8.300) by SM U-47 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but a crew member of U-47 was lost during the scuttling operation.[261]
Llandrindod   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 165 nautical miles (306 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (51°45′N 13°58′W / 51.750°N 13.967°W / 51.750; -13.967) by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[5][262]
HMT Lucknow   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) west of the Owers Lightship (  United Kingdom) with the loss of nine of her crew.[263]
Mary Baird   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) west of Pendeen Cove, Cornwall (50°10′N 5°44′W / 50.167°N 5.733°W / 50.167; -5.733)with the loss of seven of her crew.[264]
Millicent Knight   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 130 nautical miles (240 km) east by south of Malta (35°37′N 17°13′E / 35.617°N 17.217°E / 35.617; 17.217) by SM UC-20 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[138][265]
Penhale   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 72 nautical miles (133 km) north west by north of Tearaght Island, County Kerry by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member. Her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[266]
Primrose   United Kingdom World War I: The drifter was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 22 nautical miles (41 km) west by south of the Bishop Rock by SM UB-20 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[267]

19 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 19 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Askild   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 19 nautical miles (35 km) north of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UB-20 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[268]
Elise   Denmark World War I: The schooner was sunk in the North Sea (57°28′N 3°10′E / 57.467°N 3.167°E / 57.467; 3.167) by SM U-45 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six crew.[269]
Erik   Sweden World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Finland (60°15′N 19°44′E / 60.250°N 19.733°E / 60.250; 19.733) by SM UC-58 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[270]
Farnham   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) north west of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-57 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seventeen crew.[5][271]
Kjell   Sweden World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Finland[272] by SM UC-58 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[273]
Kyros   Sweden World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Finland[274] by SM UC-58 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[275]
Mardinian   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south by west of Tabarka Island, Spain (38°05′N 0°31′W / 38.083°N 0.517°W / 38.083; -0.517) by SM U-34 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[276]
Mordenwood   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 90 nautical miles (170 km) south east by south of Cape Matapan, Greece (35°02′N 22°05′E / 35.033°N 22.083°E / 35.033; 22.083) by SM U-28 (  Austro-Hungarian Navy) with the loss of 21 of her crew.[277]
Olga   Sweden World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Finland by SM UC-58 (  Imperial German Navy).[278]
Pauline   Sweden World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Baltic Sea off Rauma, Finland by SM UC-58 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[279]
Therese   Sweden World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Baltic Sea off the coast of Finland[280] by SM UC-58 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[281]
Vasca   United States The schooner barge capsized one mile (1.6 km) off Tampico, Mexico. The vessel drifted ashore six miles (9.7 km) north of Tampico the next day, a total loss.[19][146]

20 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 20 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Arnfinn Jarl   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Norwegian Sea 16 nautical miles (30 km) west of Holmengrå, Finnmark by SM U-19 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[282]
Caspian   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Cape Cervera, Spain (37°53′N 0°22′W / 37.883°N 0.367°W / 37.883; -0.367) by SM U-34 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 25 crew. Three survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[5][283]
Dana   United Kingdom World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) north west of Guernsey, Channel Islands by SM UC-36 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5][284]
HMS Paxton   Royal Navy World War I: The Q-ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 90 nautical miles (170 km) west of the Skelligs (51°42′N 13°13′W / 51.700°N 13.217°W / 51.700; -13.217) by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 31 crew. Two survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[285]
Mientji   United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) off the Les Hanois Lighthouse, Guernsey by SM UC-36 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[286]
Normand   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) north of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UB-20 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[287]
Porthkerry   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 16 nautical miles (30 km) west by south of Beachy Head, Sussex (50°38′N 0°08′W / 50.633°N 0.133°W / 50.633; -0.133) by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven of her crew.[5][138][288]
Tijuca   Brazil World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south west of the Pierres Noires Lighthouse, Finistère, France by SM UC-36 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived. Some salvaging was done.[289][290]
Tycho   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 16 nautical miles (30 km) west of Beachy Head by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of fifteen of her crew.[5][291]
Voorwaarts   Netherlands World War I: The sailing vessel was damaged in the North Sea off Terschelling, Friesland by SM UC-64 (  Imperial German Navy). She was towed in to Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, United Kingdom but was declared a total loss.[292]

21 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 21 May 1917
Ship Country Description
HMS Ampleforth   Royal Navy World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) west south west of Gozo, Malta (36°10′N 13°30′E / 36.167°N 13.500°E / 36.167; 13.500) by SM U-65 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[5][11][293]
City of Corinth   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 12 nautical miles (22 km) south west of The Lizard, Cornwall (49°54′N 5°30′W / 49.900°N 5.500°W / 49.900; -5.500) by SM UB-31 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[294]
Don Diego   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) east by south of Linosa, Italy (35°50′N 13°40′E / 35.833°N 13.667°E / 35.833; 13.667) by SM U-65 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[5][295]
Ferdinand A.   France World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 10 to 15 nautical miles (19 to 28 km) off the Stiff Lighthouse, Ouessant, Finistère (48°40′N 5°10′W / 48.667°N 5.167°W / 48.667; -5.167) by SM UC-36 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[296]
Jupiter   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) west of Beachy Head, Sussex (50°38′N 0°05′W / 50.633°N 0.083°W / 50.633; -0.083) by SM UB-40 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of nineteen of her crew.[5][297]
Lanthorn   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was captured and scuttled in the North Sea off Whitby, Yorkshire by SM UB-41 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.
Lynton   Russia World War I: The four-masted barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) off Queenstown, County Cork, United Kingdom by SM U-48 (  Imperial German Navy).[298]
Madura   Norway World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 50 nautical miles (93 km) south west of Queenstown by SM U-48 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[299]
Saint Michel   France World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Balearic Islands (37°55′N 1°15′E / 37.917°N 1.250°E / 37.917; 1.250) by SM U-34 (  Imperial German Navy).[300]
HMT Senator   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Tory Island, County Donegal (55°15′N 8°10′W / 55.250°N 8.167°W / 55.250; -8.167) with the loss of eleven crew.[301]
SM UC-36   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UC II submarine was rammed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay off Ouessant (48°42′N 5°14′W / 48.700°N 5.233°W / 48.700; -5.233) by Molière (  France) with the loss of all 26 crew.

22 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 22 May 1917
Ship Country Description
HMT Epworth   Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[11]
Jeune Albert   France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy).[302]
Lanthorn   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of Whitby, Yorkshire (54°30′N 0°29′W / 54.500°N 0.483°W / 54.500; -0.483) by SM UB-41 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[303]
Lapa   Brazil World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 130 nautical miles (240 km) west south west of Gibraltar (35°28′N 8°03′W / 35.467°N 8.050°W / 35.467; -8.050) by SM U-47 (  Imperial German Navy).[304]
Max Schinkel   Imperial German Navy World War I: The Neuwerk-class Vorpostenboot was sunk by mines northeast of Ameland.[305]
HMT Merse   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Firth of Clyde 6 nautical miles (11 km) south east of Garroch Head, Isle of Bute with the loss of all seventeen crew.[306]
Milo   United Kingdom The collier collided with another vessel and sank in the English Channel off St. Alban's Head, Dorset.[307]
Nann Smith   Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay between Belle Île and Groix, Morbihan, France (47°13′N 3°14′W / 47.217°N 3.233°W / 47.217; -3.233). Her crew survived.[308]
Tansan Maru   Japan World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 80 nautical miles (150 km) west of Annagh Head, County Mayo, United Kingdom (54°10′N 12°40′W / 54.167°N 12.667°W / 54.167; -12.667) by SM U-46 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[309]

23 MayEdit

List of shipwrecks: 23 May 1917
Ship Country Description
Alberdina   Netherlands World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) north west of the Maas Lightship (  Netherlands) by SM UC-64 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[310]
Begona No.3   Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 29 nautical miles (54 km) north of Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°55′N 5°04′W / 48.917°N 5.067°W / 48.917; -5.067) by SM UC-70 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[311]
Beinir   Denmark World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Faroe Islands by SM UC-33 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[312]
Britannia   Denmark World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Faroe Islands by SM UC-33 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[313]
Else   Denmark World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Faroe Islands by SM UC-33 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[314]
Elmmoor   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 36 nautical miles (67 km) east by south of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy (36°54′N 16°09′E / 36.900°N 16.150°E / 36.900; 16.150) by SM UC-67 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[5][315]
Elve   Netherlands World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the north coast of Scotland (59°39′N 3°20′W / 59.650°N 3.333°W / 59.650; -3.333) by SM U-87 (  Imperial German Navy).[316]
England   United Kingdom World War I: The collier was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) south by east of Cap Bon, Tunisia (36°20′N 11°15′E / 36.333°N 11.250°E / 36.333; 11.250) by SM U-65   Imperial German Navy with the loss of three crew.[5][11][317]
Freden   Denmark World War I: The three-masted schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) north west of the Butt of Lewis, United Kingdom by SM U-30 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[318]
Gran   Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Ryhope, County Durham, United Kingdom (54°54′N 1°20′W / 54.900°N 1.333°W / 54.900; -1.333). Her crew survived.[319]
Harwood Palmer   United States World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Loire Estuary 6 nautical miles (11 km) south west of the Île de la Banche (47°16′N 2°30′W / 47.267°N 2.500°W / 47.267; -2.500) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew were rescued by Cobra (  French Navy).[320]
Hector   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 110 nautical miles (200 km) north north east of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, United Kingdom (56°05′N 2°00′E / 56.083°N 2.000°E / 56.083; 2.000) by SM U-88 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[321]
Lesto   United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 8 nautical miles (15 km) west of the Île du Pilier, Vendée, France (46°57′N 2°30′W / 46.950°N 2.500°W / 46.950; -2.500) by SM UC-21 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[5][322]
Margrethe   Denmark World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Faroe Islands by SM UC-33 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[323]
Maria Febronia Antonina   Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Sicily by SM U-65 (  Imperial German Navy).[324]
Monarch   Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) east of Seaham, County Durham, United Kingdom by SM UB-41 (  Imperial German Navy) with the loss of ten of her crew.[325]
Olearia   United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 65 nautical miles (120 km) west south west of Suðuroy, Faroe Islands by SM UC-33 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[56][326]
SMS Othmarschen   Imperial German Navy The Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[119]
Pipitsa   Greece World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Tyrrhenian Sea east of Corsica, France (42°00′N 9°59′E / 42.000°N 9.983°E / 42.000; 9.983) by SM UC-35 (  Imperial German Navy).[327]
Sisapon   United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) west south west of Suðuroy by SM UC-33 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[328]
Streymoy   Denmark World War I: The trawler was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Faroe Islands by SM UC-33 (  Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[329]
HMT Tettenhall   Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Lowestoft, Suffolk (52°30′N 1°54′E / 52.500°N 1.900°E / 52.500; 1.900) with the loss of six of her crew.[330]

24 May