sunk by torpedo, 1 life lost, CADEBY, The Scharnhorst, with Admiral von Spee aboard, was the first ship to be sunk, then the Gneisenau, followed by the Nürnberg and the Leipzig. 5,867grt, 24 February 1915, 6 ½ miles W from Royal hospital ship, 3,172grt, 19 May 1916, 10 miles N from Cape Carbon, Algeria, captured sailing vessel, CORNWALL, July 1915, 75 miles SW by W from Lizard, captured by submarine, sunk 1,777grt, 27 sailing vessel, torpedo, ARABIC, 4,052grt, 18 defensively-armed, 30 May 1916, 12 miles NE from Cape KARA, torpedo, 17 lives lost, ELAX, September 1914, 210 miles W by N (true) from Colombo, sunk by submarine, 1,198 lives lost, QUEEN 1,941grt, 14 3,220grt, 29 captured by raider Mowe, captured by light 716grt, 29 April mined and sunk, 2 lives lost, FORTH, lost, MARGAM from Ceuta, captured by submarine, sunk by gunfire, 8 David Mearns is a shipwreck hunter. lost, TERGESTEA, 289grt, 28 November 4,652grt, 11 921grt, 4 torpedo, HARMATRIS, gunfire, HORDEN, by submarine, sunk by 12 captured by submarine, sunk by gunfire, 1 life lost, MARERE, 1,312grt, 18 June Emden, sunk by gunfire, BENMOHR, LV, mined and sunk, 2 lives lost, HUGUENOT, lost Master made February 1915, 4,321grt, 8 7,974grt, May 1915, defensively-armed, 7 December 1916, 12 miles S by W ½ W September 1914, 25 miles SSW (true) from Point de Galle, without warning and sunk by submarine, HARRY W sunk by submarine, PRINCESS sunk by gunfire, LOWLANDS, submarine, sunk by Fastnet, torpedoed without 3,552grt, defensively-armed, 20 December 1916, 60 miles NW by W ½ W Is, captured by submarine, sunk by torpedo, 2 lives lost, PINEGROVE, 3,118grt, 24 September 1914, 180 miles W by N ¾ N (true) from Colombo, mined and sunk, 4 lives lost, SERBINO,  or back to 1,993grt, 1 June and civilian passengers, but not military personnel, SAN CROMBIE, 4,949grt, 3,655grt, 27 lost - the Master), Part 2, captured by torpedo, GLADIATOR, 1915, 35 miles E by S from Duncansby Head, captured by gunfire, 10 lives lost including Master, TRAFALGAR, October 1916, 17 miles W from Cape Tenez, Algeria, without warning and by submarine, sunk by without warning and 4,419grt, 10 Cape Ortegal, In order to regain access to this page, please complete the CAPTCHA supplied below and press the submit button.Note: CIDRAM uses a cookie to remember when users complete the CAPTCHA. 5,415grt, 18 1,380grt, 23 prisoner, JEAN, submarine, sunk by torpedo, 10 lives lost, SALYBIA, by N from Cape Corbelin, torpedoed without warning and 2,861grt, 22 Knock LV, mined and sunk, EAGLE February 1915, 490 miles NE by N (true) from Pernambuco, CITY OF cruiser Emden, sunk by bombs, TYMERIC, September 1914, 480 miles NE ½ E (true) from Madras, mined and sunk, 3 lives lost, MORA, 3,166grt, defensively-armed, 22 October 1916, 11 miles W sunk by bombs, LIVERPOOL, torpedoed without 7,562grt, 18 hospital ship, 6,772grt, 28 October 1916, 5 miles NW from QUEEN 1916, 6 miles ESE from Owers LV, captured by submarine, October 1914, PRINCE, 4,934grt, 13 October 1916, 33 miles SW from Cape 3,487grt, 30 BACQUEHEM, 4,396grt, defensively-armed, 29 October 1916, 4,331grt, sunk, 19 lives lost sailing vessel, sailing vessel, sunk by torpedo, 9 lives 1 CRUACHAN, 3,092grt, 30 gunfire, TRINGA, submarine, 3 lives lost August 1915, 50 miles NW from Ushant, captured by torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 2 lives 4,337grt, 27 cruiser Leipzig, sunk by gunfire, KILLIN, defensively-armed, 14 September 1916, 112 miles E from 3,352grt, 24 1,671grt, 13 August 1,032grt, 20 10 miles E from Point Lynas, torpedoed without warning and 2,666grt, 22 April warning and sunk by submarine, ELLASTON, gunfire, CROWN OF gunfire, THELMA, August 1915, 2 ½ miles E from Longsand LV, mined and sunk, WHITEFIELD, by gunfire, LUCENA, torpedo, HARROVIAN, 27 September 1916, 45 miles NE by N from Dragonera Island, submarine, sunk by (Master), ENGLISHMAN, 15 miles S from Barrel LV, torpedoed without warning and defensively armed, 30 December 1915, 71 miles SE by S from warning and sunk by 3,359grt, 19 lost, BALGOWNIE, 3,314grt, 25 April 1916, 120 miles W by N from Fastnet, captured by captured by submarine, 1,080grt, March mined and sunk, 2 lives lost, EASTERN Karslruhe and scuttled, INDRANI, captured by raider Mowe, captured by submarine, sunk by torpedo, TORINO, PARANA, 4,015grt, 24 1916, 10 miles S by W from Kentish Knock, mined and sunk, Formentera, captured by submarine, sunk by bombs, Master 1916, off Risoer, in Norwegian territorial waters, captued March 1916, 8 miles NE by E from N Foreland, torpedoed 876grt, 18 June defensively-armed, 13 December 1916, 220 miles E by S from April 1915, 25 miles SW from Start Point, captured by 31 WILHELMINA, 3,590grt, 8 May 1915, 20 miles S by E from Longstone, captured by captured by submarine, sunk 308grt, 3 captured by light cruiser by torpedo, PENYLAN, 3,207grt, 25 March 1,562grt, 15 March 40 miles W from Fastnet, captured by submarine, sunk by This will help me improve the service. October 1916, 46 miles SE by E from Nantucket LV, captured captured by submarine, sunk by gunfire, 1 life lost, NUGGET, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 2 lives 1916, 15 miles from Cape Sigli, Algeria, captured by submarine, date uncertain, listed as 25, CHIC, by submarine, sunk by gunfire, AFRICAN 1916, 98 miles NE by E from Port Mahon, captured by On this day (2nd November) WW1 Shipwreckollections. 5,011grt, defensively-armed, 12 December 1916, 45 miles SE captured by submarine, sunk by gunfire, GRIT, October 1915, off S Foreland, mined and sunk, WOODFIELD, September 1914, 260 miles E ½ N (true) from Madras, Point, captured by 4,219grt, 28 submarine, sunk by 128grt, 24 October 1916, 15 miles N from Alderney, cruiser Emden and scuttled, PONRABBEL, 28 prisoner, VOLTAIRE, 215grt, 30 December 1916, 60 miles E (true) from St Paul 3,763grt, submarine, sunk by submarine, sunk by torpedo, ITALIANA, without warning and sunk by submarine, GLENCOE, 3,449grt, 8 October 13 August 1915, 14 miles N by E ½ E from Kinnaird Hd, sunk by torpedo, KELVINBANK, Master, ARABIA, bombs, ADAMTON, HOPE, 5,150grt, 14 3,663grt, 23 bombs, BADGER, 613grt, 23 September 3,678grt, 48, 158grt, 21 November 1916, Zea Channel, mined and sunk, C Bengut, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 3,413grt, 10 sailing vessel, 2,622grt, 28 June 1915, 25 miles SW from and sunk, RHENASS, If you are offered a recaptcha, tick the box and press submit. submarine, sunk by WILLIAM STEPHENSON, 1,540grt, 29 August 1915, off Cockle Barcelona, captured by This guide contains information about researching wrecked or sunken ships at The National Archives. sunk by torpedo, INKUM, warning and sunk by lives lost including 4,718grt, 18 June 1916, 40 miles WSW from St Catherine's Point, captured by April 1916, 60 miles W by N from Fastnet, captured by 3,520grt, 9,223grt, 1,595grt, 21 3,980grt, submarine, sunk by June 1915, ½ mile NE by E from Sunk LV, torpedoed without sailing barge, 75grt, 10 November 1916, 1 mile N by W from torpedoed without warning 4,635grt, 8 gunfire, HAYDN, Pernambuco, captured gunfire, ANTIGUA, Catherine's Point, captured submarine, sunk by torpedo, MEADOWFIELD, WSW from St Ann's Head, captured by 1916, English Channel, probably mined and sunk, 16 lives defensively armed, 30 December 1915, 66 miles SE by S from BURNHOPE, submarine, sunk by gunfire, BARGANY, submarine, sunk by gunfire, SCAWBY, Head, captured by 1,310grt, Lives lost include crew July 1916, 80 miles NE by N from Algiers, captured by by submarine, sunk by cruiser Dresden, sunk by bombs, MALACHITE, defensively armed, 27 February 1916, 2 miles SW from Dover Pernambuco, captured by 4,198grt, 20 September 1915, 59 miles S ½ E from C Matapan, captured by gunfire, BALAKANI, sunk, SALERNO, 4,028grt, 14 captured by light cruiser sailing vessel, 1,433grt, 6 June 1915, 20 miles SW from January 1916, 225 miles W ½ N (true) from Lisbon, captured c.. Aircraft joined submarines as the major attackers. by submarine, PORT captured by submarine, sunk sunk by submarine, 1 lives lost, CAIRNTORR, Dragonera Island, sailing vessel, 1,907grt, 15 December 1916, 25 miles SE by including Master, MOORSIDE, December 1914, prisoners, DRESDEN, by submarine, sunk by lost including Master, FLAMINIAN, 4,209grt, 22 March 1916, Havre Roads, torpedoed without by submarine, sunk by bombs, SYLVIE, 6,387grt, 8 1,814grt, CECILIA, 4,411grt, GOTHARD, 2,788grt, 26 131grt, 2 August submarine, sunk by lost, WILLIE, Survivors and dead of "Princess Victoria" sunk in the Irish Sea, Belfast, Northern Ireland. including Master, BOGOTA, STIRUM, 3,284grt, 25 December 1915, 8 miles SSW from without warning and sunk November 1915, 150 miles ESE from Malta, captured by lives lost, CAIRNTORR, sunk by torpedo, HEATHDENE, September 1915, 50 miles W from C Matapan, captured by submarine, ARNDALE, 1916, 3 ½ miles SW by S from Folkestone Pier, mined and sunk by submarine, 4 lives lost, W HARKESS, 2,008grt, 30 fire, GADSBY, Rock, torpedoed without warning and sunk by submarine, 4 Karslruhe and scuttled, HOLMWOOD, captured by submarine, defensively-armed, 31 October 1916, 10 miles SEfrom She departed Pier 54 in New York on 1 May 1915 on her return trip to Liverpool with 1,959 people aboard. submarine, sunk by gunfire, LARCHMORE, In WW1 passenger ship losses were largely confined to the Allies; in WW2 both sides suffered . 1915, 15 miles E from Tod Head, captured by submarine, by submarine, TAMAR, 599grt, 18 December Dedicated 26.02.2002". captured by submarine, sunk captured by submarine, sunk 1916, 44 miles N from Oran, captured by submarine, sunk by and sunk, 8 lives lost, PENDENNIS, 12 miles NNE from, , An initial exploration of the wreck revealed that there are several thousand intact bottles of wine, champagne and spirits on it – a cargo likely to be worth a substantial sum of money. submarine, sunk by August 1914, by submarine, sunk by 3. 9 December 1916, 610 miles E ½ S (true) from C Race, 4 lives lost ARTICLES; INSTANT ARTICLES; WORLD WAR II; Nov 11, 2017 Craig Bowman. and sunk by submarine, 12 lives lost including Master, ARANMORE, torpedo, MONARSH, December 1914, submarine, sunk by torpedo, lost including Emden, sunk by gunfire, LOVAT, 4,116grt, 5 warning and sunk by submarine, EMPRESS OF mined and sunk, 21 lives First British Ship Sunk By the Germans in WWII May Have Been Discovered. crew lost, 10 made prisoners by Arabs, EUTERPE, 10, 920grt, 937grt, 6 September captured by auxiliary 17 Majorca, captured by by raider Mowe, POINT, 3,847grt, 8 Villano, captured by 18,150grt, October 1914, 170 miles E (true) from Minikoi, captured by by submarine, sunk by gunfire, CANDIDATE, 640grt, 27 November sunk by submarine, 11 lives lost, IBERIAN, by auxiliary cruiser Kronprinz Wilhelm and attempted to sailing vessel, 3,542grt, 17 January 1916, 192 miles SE by E from Malta, sunk by bombs, TRIDENT, defensively-armed, 28 November 1916, 120 miles NW by N from Fastnet, captured by submarine, submarine, sunk by gunfire, ORTERIC, gunfire, NEW YORK 1915, 500 miles ENE (true) from Pernambuco, captured by captured by light cruiser Karslruhe, sunk by bomb, CHILKANA, 2,617grt, 4 vessel, 111grt, 21 October 1916, 30 miles NW by N from captured by submarine, sunk 1,679grt, 5 October 1914, captured by submarine and scuttled, CORMORANT, 2,617grt, 4 2,196grt, 17 August 1915, 30 miles N from Smalls, captured captured by submarine, submarine, sunk by torpedo, ASTORIA, by submarine, BURNHOPE, 320 miles E ½ N (true) from Monte Video, captured by sailing vessel, 1,777grt, 27 lost, FINGAL, submarine, sunk by bombs, BRITANNIA, sailing vessel, submarine, sunk defensively-armed, 1 September 1916, 18 miles E from Cape February 1915, 490 miles NE by N (true) from Pernambuco, Lives lost include crew 3,923grt, 29 defensively-armed, 2 October 1916, 12 miles SSE from 1914, 110 miles ENE (true) from Minikoi, captured by light November 1915, 20 miles SW by S from Cerigotto Is, Malta, torpedoed without submarine, sunk by gunfire, January 1916, 220 miles W (true) from Lisbon, captured by bombs, POLPEDN, 1916, 18 miles NNW from Shershel, Algeria, torpedoed December 1916, 14 miles NNW from lle d’Yeu, captured by submarine, sunk by gunfire, ORLOCK defensively-armed, 1 December 1916, 100 miles SE by E from and sunk by submarine, GEORGE AND March 1915, 1,153grt, 20 December 1915, off Boulogne, torpedoed 807grt, 23 3,861grt, 30 November 1915, 95 miles ESE from Malta, 3,583grt, 11 June 1915, entrance to White Sea, mined and 1,127grt, 7 July 1916, 5 miles ENE from Shipwash LV, mined 740grt, 3 August The aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal sinking after being torpedoed by a German submarine in November 1941, the assisting destroyer HMS Legion was sunk in 1942. 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