irish William [+1917]
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general
nationality irish
purpose transport
type schooner
propulsion sailing ship
date built 1865
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weight (tons) 78  grt
dimensions
material wood
rigging 2 masts
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about the loss
cause lost charges/explosives
date lost 11/09/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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Conway Mark, Dublin
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about the wreck
depth (m.) 35 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 10/10/2005
last update Lettens Jan
last update 05/02/2012
 
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Lettens Jan05/02/2012William, built by in Arklow in 1865 and owned at the time of her loss by Mark Conway, Dublin, was an Irish wooden schooner of 78 tons.

On September 11th, 1917, William, on a voyage from Cardiff to St. Brieuc with a cargo of coal, was sunk by the German submarine UC-51 (Hans Galster), 4 miles NWxN Crackington Haven, Cornwall. There were no casualties.
Lettens Jan22/01/2011On the 11th September, 1917, the British schooner William (60 grt.) of Dublin, was attacked by the German submarine UC-51 (Hans Galster), 4 miles NWxN Crackington. UC-41, after sinking her, fired on her crew with shrapnel, wounding one man.
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[1] Ajax, The German Pirate: His Methods and Record
[2] Internet Archive, archive.org
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Allen Tony23/08/2007William was a sailing vessel of 60grt. On 11th September 1917 when 4 miles NW by N from Crackington Haven, Cornwall, she was captured by a submarine and sunk by bombs.
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 His Majesty'S Stationary Office, British Merchant Shipping (Losses) WW1


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