List of shipwrecks in March 1917

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


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1 March

List of shipwrecks: 1 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Apollonia  Kingdom of Italy World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) east of Flamborough Head, Yorkshire, United Kingdom (54°10′N 0°04′W / 54.167°N 0.067°W / 54.167; -0.067). Her crew survived.[1]
Bout de Zan  France World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and damaged in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) west of Berck, Pas-de-Calais. She was abandoned by her crew and came ashore at Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom where she was declared a total loss.[2]
Chatburn  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 22 nautical miles (41 km) north east of Cape Barfleur, Manche, France (50°00′N 0°55′W / 50.000°N 0.917°W / 50.000; -0.917) by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[3][4]
Diamond Cross  Belgium World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the English Channel west of Berck by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[5]
Drina  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) west of Skokholm, Pembrokeshire (51°41′N 5°20′W / 51.683°N 5.333°W / 51.683; -5.333) with the loss of fifteen lives.[6]
Elise II  France World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) off Cayeux-sur-Mer, Somme by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[7]
Elorn  France World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) north north east of Le Tréport, Seine-Maritime (50°11′N 1°24′E / 50.183°N 1.400°E / 50.183; 1.400) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[8]
General Radiguet  France World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north north west of Cayeux-sur-Mer by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[9]
Germaine  France World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) west of Berck by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[10]
HMHS Glenart Castle  Royal Navy World War I: The hospital ship struck a mine and was damaged in the English Channel 8 nautical miles (15 km) north west of the Owers Lightship ( United Kingdom). She was repaired and returned to service.[11]
Gurre  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (59°30′N 2°00′E / 59.500°N 2.000°E / 59.500; 2.000) by SM U-66 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of twenty crew.[12]
Herbert Ingram  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 70 nautical miles (130 km) east of the Longstone Lighthouse, Northumberland (55°59′N 0°25′E / 55.983°N 0.417°E / 55.983; 0.417) by SM UC-29 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[13][14]
Homocea  France World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 7 nautical miles (13 km) north north west of Cayeux-sur-Mer by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[15]
Josephine Adolphine  France World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north west of Cayeux-sur-Mer by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[16]
Jumna  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Indian Ocean 650 nautical miles (1,200 km) west of Minicoy, India by SMS Wolf ( Imperial German Navy).[4]
Mabella  Norway World War I: The full-rigged ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 24 nautical miles (44 km) south south west of Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork, United Kingdom (51°13′N 9°04′W / 51.217°N 9.067°W / 51.217; -9.067) by SM UC-43 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[17]
Munificent  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) off Cap Gris Nez, Pas-de-Calais, France by a Kaiserliche Marine submarine.[4][18]
N.D. de Lourdes  France World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) west of Berck by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[19]
Nicolaos  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sardinia, Italy by SM U-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[20]
Norma  Norway World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east by north of the Shetland Islands by SM U-58 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[21]
Orion  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (55°58′N 0°51′E / 55.967°N 0.850°E / 55.967; 0.850) by SM UC-41 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of nineteen of her crew.[22]
HMS Pheasant  Royal Navy World War I: The Admiralty M-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Orkney Islands with the loss of 88 crew.[23]
Redcap  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 97 nautical miles (180 km) east of the Longstone Lighthouse (56°10′N 1°10′E / 56.167°N 1.167°E / 56.167; 1.167) by SM UC-29 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[14][24]
Reine des Anges  France World War I: The trawler was sunk in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) west of Berck by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[25]
Sainte Famille  France World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[26]
Saint Joseph  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the English Channel south of Boulogne by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[27]
Seigneur  France World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the English Channel west of Berck by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[28]
Storenes  Norway World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean south west of the Old Head of Kinsale by SM UC-43 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[29]
Teresina  Italy World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sardinia by SM U-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[30]
Tillycorthie  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off the Longstone Lighthouse, Northumberland by SM UC-41 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][31]

2 March

List of shipwrecks: 2 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Edvard Greig  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea (57°10′N 4°05′E / 57.167°N 4.083°E / 57.167; 4.083) by SM U-61 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of fifteen crew.[32]
Erlangen  Imperial German Navy World War I: The minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Ameland in the West Frisian Islands off the coast of the Netherlands.[33]
Gazelle  United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was scuttled in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) south south west of Dungeness, Kent by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][34]
San Vincenza F.  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Sicily by SM U-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[35]
Utopia  United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) south south west of Dungeness (50°31′N 0°39′E / 50.517°N 0.650°E / 50.517; 0.650) by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][36]

3 March

List of shipwrecks: 3 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Anna E  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Sicily by SM U-39 ( Imperial German Navy).[37]
Connaught  United Kingdom World War I: The troopship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 29 nautical miles (54 km) south of the Owers Lightship ( United Kingdom) (50°08′N 0°45′W / 50.133°N 0.750°W / 50.133; -0.750) by SM U-48 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew.
Craigendoran  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) east of Cape Sigli, Algeria by SM UC-37 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew. Two of the survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[4][38][39]
Hermes  Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) off of Utsira, Rogaland by SM U-80 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of twelve crew.[40]
Kincardine  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 20 nautical miles (37 km) north east of Tearaght Island, County Donegal (52°22′N 10°26′W / 52.367°N 10.433°W / 52.367; -10.433) by SM U-70 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][39][41]
Meldon  United Kingdom World War I: The collier struck a mine and was damaged in the Firth of Lorn (56°20′N 5°56′W / 56.333°N 5.933°W / 56.333; -5.933). She was taken in tow but sank at the mouth of Loch Buie. Her crew survived.[18][42]
Newstead  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (52°02′N 13°24′W / 52.033°N 13.400°W / 52.033; -13.400) by SM U-49 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of fifteen crew.[4][43]
HMT Northumbria  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Firth of Forth 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) north of the Isle of May, Fife (56°12′25″N 2°34′00″W / 56.20694°N 2.56667°W / 56.20694; -2.56667) with the loss of five of her crew.[44]
Ring  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east by south of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, United Kingdom (59°49′42″N 1°54′50″W / 59.82833°N 1.91389°W / 59.82833; -1.91389) by SM UC-41 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[45]
River Forth  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) south by east of Malta (34°54′N 15°00′E / 34.900°N 15.000°E / 34.900; 15.000) by SM UC-35 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[18][46]
Rosborg  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (58°40′N 0°15′W / 58.667°N 0.250°W / 58.667; -0.250) by SM U-61 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six crew.[47]
Sagamore  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west of the Fastnet Rock (51°50′N 14°00′W / 51.833°N 14.000°W / 51.833; -14.000) by SM U-49 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 52 crew.[4][48]
Setubal  Portugal The cargo ship was wrecked. Her crew survived.[49]
Theodoros Panaglos  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) south south west of The Lizard, Cornwall, United Kingdom (49°40′N 5°30′W / 49.667°N 5.500°W / 49.667; -5.500) by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[50]

4 March

List of shipwrecks: 4 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Narcis  Belgium The cargo ship sprang a leak in the Atlantic Ocean. She developed a 32° list on 5 March, and was abandoned on 6 March at 49°30′N 22°17′W / 49.500°N 22.283°W / 49.500; -22.283 (SS Narcis). Narcis was later sunk by gunfire from Taramac ( United Kingdom) as she was a danger to navigation.[51]
The Macbain  United Kingdom World War I: The barquentine was scuttled in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) south of Portland Bill, Dorset by SM U-48 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[52]
Rhodanthe  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 330 nautical miles (610 km) north north west of the Cape Verde Islands, Portugal by SMS Möwe ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[4]
Turritella  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Indian Ocean by SMS Wolf ( Imperial German Navy).[4]

5 March

List of shipwrecks: 5 March 1917
Ship Country Description
HMT Campania II  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date with the loss of all hands.[39][53]
Copenhagen  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) east of the Noord Hinder Lightship ( Netherlands) by SM UC-61 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six lives.[4][54]
Federico Confalonieri  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (51°50′N 13°32′W / 51.833°N 13.533°W / 51.833; -13.533) by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy).[55]
Guadiana  Portugal World War I: The sailing vessel was set afire and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of Ireland by SM UC-44 ( Imperial German Navy).[56]
SMS Iltis  Imperial German Navy World War I: The auxiliary cruiser was shelled and sunk off Aden by HMS Odin ( Royal Navy).[57]
Salvatore  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Malta Channel by SM UC-37 ( Imperial German Navy).[58]

6 March

List of shipwrecks: 6 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Caldergrove  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 200 nautical miles (370 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°30′N 14°51′W / 51.500°N 14.850°W / 51.500; -14.850) by SM U-44 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of nineteen crew.[4][59]
Cornelia  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 9 nautical miles (17 km) of the Skellig Islands, County Kerry (51°47′N 10°43′W / 51.783°N 10.717°W / 51.783; -10.717) by SM UC-43 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][60]
Fenay Lodge  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 250 nautical miles (460 km) north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°24′N 16°11′W / 51.400°N 16.183°W / 51.400; -16.183) by SM U-44 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four crew.[4][61]
Porto di Smirne  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 150 nautical miles (280 km) south west of Cape Matapan, Greece by SM U-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[62]
Sawa Maru  Japan World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 30 nautical miles (56 km) west of Bull Rock, County Cork, United Kingdom by SM UC-43 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[63]

7 March

List of shipwrecks: 7 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Adalands  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 8 nautical miles (15 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock by SM UC-44 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[64]
Antonio  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the English Channel 7 nautical miles (13 km) off Dartmouth, Devon with the loss of eleven of her crew.[65]
Baron Wemyss  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 73 nautical miles (135 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (51°40′N 11°30′W / 51.667°N 11.500°W / 51.667; -11.500) by SM UC-43 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[4][66]
Naamah  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 35 nautical miles (65 km) south by east of North Ronaldsay, Orkney Islands by SM UC-76 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][67]
Navarra  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south of the Eddystone Lighthouse, Cornwall, United Kingdom (49°36′N 4°12′W / 49.600°N 4.200°W / 49.600; -4.200) by SM U-48 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of nineteen crew.[68]
Ohio  France World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 152 nautical miles (282 km) north west of the Skellig Islands, County Kerry, United Kingdom (51°45′N 14°30′W / 51.750°N 14.500°W / 51.750; -14.500) by SM U-44 ( Imperial German Navy).[69]
HMT Vivanti  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[18]
Vulcana  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) east south east of the Auskerry Lighthouse, Orkney Islands by SM UC-76 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[14][70]
Westwick  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) south of Roche Point, Queenstown, County Cork. Her crew survived.[71]

8 March

List of shipwrecks: 8 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Ares  Netherlands World War I: The tanker was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) west of Cascais, Portugal (38°12′N 10°19′W / 38.200°N 10.317°W / 38.200; -10.317) by SM UC-74 ( Imperial German Navy).[72]
Dunbarmoor  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) west north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°22′N 14°31′W / 51.367°N 14.517°W / 51.367; -14.517) by SM U-44 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of twelve crew.[4][73]
Georgian  United Kingdom The cargo ship was torpeded and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 52 nautical miles (96 km) north of Cape Sidero, Crete, Greece (36°13′N 26°05′W / 36.217°N 26.083°W / 36.217; -26.083) by SM UB-47 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[4][74]
Silas  Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Ireland (52°10′N 16°00′W / 52.167°N 16.000°W / 52.167; -16.000) by SM U-44 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[75]
Storstad  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 45 nautical miles (83 km) west south west of the Fastnet Rock (51°20′N 11°50′W / 51.333°N 11.833°W / 51.333; -11.833) by SM U-62 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew.[76]
Vega  Russia World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (51°00′N 12°00′W / 51.000°N 12.000°W / 51.000; -12.000) by SM U-62 ( Imperial German Navy).[77]

9 March

List of shipwrecks: 9 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Abeja  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) south west by south of Start Point (49°53′N 3°42′W / 49.883°N 3.700°W / 49.883; -3.700) by SM U-48 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[78]
Cavour  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Ireland (51°15′N 6°55′W / 51.250°N 6.917°W / 51.250; -6.917 (SS Cavour)) by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[51][79]
Dana  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Sumburgh Head, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by SM UC-76 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[80]
East Point  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 9 nautical miles (17 km) east by south of the Eddystone Lighthouse by SM U-48 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][81]
HMS Fauvette  Royal Navy World War I: The armed boarding steamer struck a mine and sank in The Downs (51°24′N 1°29′E / 51.400°N 1.483°E / 51.400; 1.483 with the loss of fourteen of her crew.[82]
Inverlogie  United Kingdom World War I: The barque was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south west of the Smalls Lighthouse by SM U-70 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[83]
Lars Fostenes  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Cork, United Kingdom by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[84]
Laurits  Denmark World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, United Kingdom by SM UC-43 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[85]
Spartan  Norway World War I: The barque was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 75 nautical miles (139 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (50°26′N 10°45′W / 50.433°N 10.750°W / 50.433; -10.750) by SM U-61 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[86]

10 March

List of shipwrecks: 10 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Algol  Norway World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the North Sea east of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (60°20′N 0°50′E / 60.333°N 0.833°E / 60.333; 0.833) by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy). Her eighteen crew took to the lifeboats but were not rescued.[87]
Asbjørn  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 13 nautical miles (24 km) north north west of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[88]
Angola  Portugal World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 112 nautical miles (207 km) south west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom by SM U-61 ( Imperial German Navy).[89]
Esmereldas  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 420 nautical miles (780 km) west of Lisbon, Portugal by SMS Möwe ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[4]
Guglielmotti  Italian Royal Navy World War I: On her maiden voyage, the Pacinotti-class submarine was sunk in the Ligurian Sea northwest of Capraia by gunfire and ramming by the sloop HMS Cyclamen ( Royal Navy) after Cyclamen mistook her for a German submarine.[90]
James Burton Cook  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) south south east of Málaga, Spain by SM UC-74 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[91]
Marie  France World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) north of the Seven Stones reef by SM U-62 ( Imperial German Navy).[92]
Mediterranean  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 13 nautical miles (24 km) south of Hook Point, County Waterford by SM U-70 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[93]
Otaki  United Kingdom World War I: The refrigerated cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 420 nautical miles (780 km) west of Lisbon by SMS Möwe ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six of her crew. Survivors were taken as prisoners of war. Her captain was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his action in attacking Möwe.[4][94]
 United Kingdom The ship .[95]
Skreien  Norway World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) east of Lerwick, Shetland Islands by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[96]
T. Crowley  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) south of Hook Point by SM U-70 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[97]
SM UC-43  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UC II submarine was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea north of Muckle Flugga, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom (60°57′N 1°11′W / 60.950°N 1.183°W / 60.950; -1.183) by HMS G13 ( Royal Navy) with the loss of all 26 crew.

11 March

List of shipwrecks: 11 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Charles Le Cour  France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 7 nautical miles (13 km) north north east of the Pendeen Lighthouse, Cornwall, United Kingdom (50°16′N 5°36′W / 50.267°N 5.600°W / 50.267; -5.600) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[98]
Folia  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east south east of Ram Head by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven crew.[4][99]
G. A. Savage  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Pendeen Point, Cornwall by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all nine crew.[4][100]
Gracia  Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Ballycotton, County Cork, United Kingdom by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[101]
Horngarth  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 220 nautical miles (410 km) east north east of the St Paul Rocks, Brazil by SMS Seeadler ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[4]
Kwasind  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Southwold, Suffolk (52°08′N 1°45′E / 52.133°N 1.750°E / 52.133; 1.750) with the loss of twelve of her crew.[102]
Thrift  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) west of Trevose Head, Cornwall (50°30′N 5°24′W / 50.500°N 5.400°W / 50.500; -5.400) by SM U-62 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][103]
Wordsworth  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Indian Ocean 680 nautical miles (1,260 km) west of Mahé, Seychelles by SMS Wolf ( Imperial German Navy).[4]

12 March

List of shipwrecks: 12 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Algonquin  United States World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 65 nautical miles (120 km) west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (49°39′N 7°51′W / 49.650°N 7.850°W / 49.650; -7.850) by SM U-62 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[104]
Alice Charles  France World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay off the Gironde Estuary by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy).[105]
HMS Ambient  Royal Navy World War I: The collier struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) north west of the Shipwash Lightship ( United Kingdom) (52°08′N 1°46′E / 52.133°N 1.767°E / 52.133; 1.767). Her crew survived.[39][106]
Aréthuse  France World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay off the Gironde Estuary by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy).[107]
Bilswood  United Kingdom World War I: The collier struck a mine and sank in the Mediterranean Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) off Alexandria, Egypt. Her crew survived.[39][108]
Collingwood  Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Isles of Scilly (49°13′N 9°39′W / 49.217°N 9.650°W / 49.217; -9.650) by SM U-62 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[109]
C.A.S.  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) north north west of Trevose Head, Cornwall (50°46′N 5°10′W / 50.767°N 5.167°W / 50.767; -5.167) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[110]
HMS E49  Royal Navy World War I: The E-class submarine struck a mine and sank off the Shetland Islands with the loss of all 30 crew.
Einar Jarl  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) east south east of Start Point, Devon, United Kingdom by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[111]
Ena  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) north by west of Trevose Head (50°42′N 5°05′W / 50.700°N 5.083°W / 50.700; -5.083) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[112]
Forget-Me-Not  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was sunk in the English Channel 12 nautical miles (22 km) south west of Portland Bill, Dorset by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[113]
Glynymel  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and scuttled in the English Channel 23 nautical miles (43 km) south by west of St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight (50°12′N 1°11′W / 50.200°N 1.183°W / 50.200; -1.183) by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[114]
Gracia  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) north north west of Trevose Head (50°44′N 5°07′W / 50.733°N 5.117°W / 50.733; -5.117) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][115]
Guerveur  France World War I: The barque was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 84 nautical miles (156 km) of Tory Island, County Donegal, United Kingdom (55°42′N 10°52′W / 55.700°N 10.867°W / 55.700; -10.867) by SM U-48 ( Imperial German Navy).[116]
Hainaut  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (52°05′N 11°30′W / 52.083°N 11.500°W / 52.083; -11.500) by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[51][117]
Hyacinth  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) north by west of Trevose Head (50°47′N 5°10′W / 50.783°N 5.167°W / 50.783; -5.167) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[118]
Inter-nos  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) north north west of Trevose Head (50°44′N 5°07′W / 50.733°N 5.117°W / 50.733; -5.117)) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[119]
Jessamine  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) north north west of Trevose Head (50°46′N 5°08′W / 50.767°N 5.133°W / 50.767; -5.133) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[120]
Jules Gommes  France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 60 nautical miles (110 km) west of the Isles of Scilly (49°10′N 8°50′W / 49.167°N 8.833°W / 49.167; -8.833) by SM U-62 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[121]
Lent Lily  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 13 nautical miles (24 km) north north west of Trevose Head (50°45′N 5°09′W / 50.750°N 5.150°W / 50.750; -5.150) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[122]
Lucy Anderson  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 55 nautical miles (102 km) east south east of Noss, Shetland Islands (58°27′N 1°18′W / 58.450°N 1.300°W / 58.450; -1.300) by SM UC-44 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][123]
Marna  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) north east of Kinnaird Head, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom by SM UC-44 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[124]
Memnon  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) south west of Portland Bill (50°15′N 2°48′W / 50.250°N 2.800°W / 50.250; -2.800) by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six of her crew.[4][125]
Nellie  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 13 nautical miles (24 km) north by west of Trevose Head (50°45′N 5°09′W / 50.750°N 5.150°W / 50.750; -5.150) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[126]
Nina M.  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea off Malta (36°27′N 14°33′E / 36.450°N 14.550°E / 36.450; 14.550) by SM U-64 ( Imperial German Navy).[127]
Pontypridd  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Aldeburgh, Suffolk (52°08′N 1°46′E / 52.133°N 1.767°E / 52.133; 1.767) with the loss of three of her crew.[128]
Proverb  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 25 nautical miles (46 km) north west of Trevose Head (50°47′N 5°35′W / 50.783°N 5.583°W / 50.783; -5.583) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[129]
Reindeer  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) south east of Berry Head, Devon by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[130]
Rivina  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) north north west of Trevose Head (50°47′N 5°10′W / 50.783°N 5.167°W / 50.783; -5.167) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[131]
HMS Skate  Royal Navy World War I: The Admiralty R-class destroyer was torpedoed and damaged in the North Sea off the Maas Lightship ( Netherlands) by SM UC-69 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[132] She was repaired and returned to service.
Tandil  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) west by north of Portland Bill (49°36′N 2°57′W / 49.600°N 2.950°W / 49.600; -2.950) by SM UC-68 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[18][133]
Thode Fagelund  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea off the Noord Hinder Lightship ( Netherlands) (51°40′N 2°58′E / 51.667°N 2.967°E / 51.667; 2.967) by SM UB-27 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[134]
Topaz  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 27 nautical miles (50 km) east by north of Cape Barfleur, Manche, France (49°50′N 0°40′W / 49.833°N 0.667°W / 49.833; -0.667) by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[4][135]

13 March

List of shipwrecks: 13 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Alma  Russia World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Wexford, United Kingdom (approximately 51°35′N 7°35′W / 51.583°N 7.583°W / 51.583; -7.583) by SM U-70 ( Imperial German Navy).[136]
Comrades  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk by SM UB-32 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[137]
Coronda  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 180 nautical miles (330 km) west of Tory Island, County Donegal (56°11′N 13°40′W / 56.183°N 13.667°W / 56.183; -13.667) by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of nine crew.[4][138]
Dag  Sweden World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean south of the Fastnet Rock[139] (49°18′N 9°28′W / 49.300°N 9.467°W / 49.300; -9.467) by SM U-62 ( Imperial German Navy). All ten people on board survived.[140][141]
Demeterton  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 730 nautical miles (1,350 km) east by north of Cape Race, Newfoundland by SMS Möwe ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew were taken as prisoners of war.[4]
De Tien Kinders  Belgium World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk by SM UB-32 ( Imperial German Navy).[142]
Elisabeth  French Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Calais, Pas-de-Calais (51°01′N 1°52′E / 51.017°N 1.867°E / 51.017; 1.867).[143]
Elizabeth Eleanor  United Kingdom World War I: The three-masted schooner was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 77 nautical miles (143 km) north west of Trevose Head, Cornwall (50°47′N 6°58′W / 50.783°N 6.967°W / 50.783; -6.967) by SM U-70 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[144]
Girda  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the Île d'Oléron, Charente-Maritime, France by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[145]
Gold Seeker  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was shelled and sunk in the North Sea off the coast of Norfolk by SM UB-32 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[146]
La Campine  Netherlands World War I: The tanker was captured and sunk in the North Sea (56°00′N 4°57′E / 56.000°N 4.950°E / 56.000; 4.950 (SS La Campine)) by SM UC-50 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[51][147]
Luciline  United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean off Tearaght Island, County Kerry by SM U-61 ( Imperial German Navy). She was beached but was later refloated.[148]
Navenby  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 85 nautical miles (157 km) east of Rattray Head, Aberdeenshire by SM UC-44 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[149]
Northwaite  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Blasket Islands, County Kerry (52°11′N 11°07′W / 52.183°N 11.117°W / 52.183; -11.117) by SM U-61 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[150]
Norwegian  Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south west of Seven Heads, Clonakilty, County Cork, United Kingdom with the loss of five of her crew.[151]
Pera  Russia World War I: The full-rigged ship was scuttled in St. George's Channel (50°50′N 7°00′W / 50.833°N 7.000°W / 50.833; -7.000) by SM U-70 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[152]
Reward  United Kingdom The three-masted schooner was shelled and sunk in the English Channel south of Start Point, Cornwall (49°55′N 3°15′W / 49.917°N 3.250°W / 49.917; -3.250) by SM UC-72 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all hands.[153]
Try  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) south of the Wolf Rock, Cornwall (49°52′N 5°46′W / 49.867°N 5.767°W / 49.867; -5.767) by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[154]
SM UC-68  Imperial German Navy The Type UC II submarine was sunk by the detonation of one of her own mines off Start Point, Cornwall, United Kingdom with the loss of all 26 crew.
Vivina  Spain World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 12 nautical miles (22 km) off the Île d'Oléron by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[155]
HMS Warner  Royal Navy World War I: The Q-ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (52°20′N 11°00′W / 52.333°N 11.000°W / 52.333; -11.000) by SM U-61 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eleven crew.[156]

14 March

List of shipwrecks: 14 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Aquila  Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Orkney Islands, United Kingdom by SM U-53 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[157]
Blåmanden  Norway World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of the Île du Pilier, Vendée (47°01′N 2°27′W / 47.017°N 2.450°W / 47.017; -2.450) by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[158]
Bray Head  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 375 nautical miles (694 km) north west by west of the Fastnet Rock (52°04′N 18°50′W / 52.067°N 18.833°W / 52.067; -18.833) by SM U-44 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 21 crew.[4][159]
Brika  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in St. George's Channel 13 nautical miles (24 km) south east by south of the Coningbeg Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two of her crew.[4][160]
Davanger  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) west north west of Hoek van Holland, South Holland, Netherlands by SM UB-27 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[161]
Governor  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 930 nautical miles (1,720 km) west of the Fastnet Rock by SMS Möwe ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew. The survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[4]
La Marne  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy).[162]
Orsova  United Kingdom World War I: The ocean liner struck a mine and was damaged in the Atlantic Ocean off the Eddystone Lighthouse with the loss of eight lives. She was beached but was later refloated.[163]
Paignton  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 40 nautical miles (74 km) north west of the Skellig Islands, County Kerry (52°01′N 11°29′W / 52.017°N 11.483°W / 52.017; -11.483) by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[4][164]
Rose Lea  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 230 nautical miles (430 km) west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (48°45′N 12°08′W / 48.750°N 12.133°W / 48.750; -12.133) by SM U-62 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][18][165]
Storaas  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 160 nautical miles (300 km) south west of Lista, Vest-Agder (55°30′N 2°55′E / 55.500°N 2.917°E / 55.500; 2.917) by SM UC-29 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[166]

15 March

List of shipwrecks: 15 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Adieu Va  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel off Cape Barfleur, Manche by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy).[167]
Balaguier  France World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) south west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom (48°40′N 9°30′W / 48.667°N 9.500°W / 48.667; -9.500) by SM U-70 ( Imperial German Navy).[168]
Circe  France World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 96 nautical miles (178 km) south west of the Bishop Rock (49°10′N 8°50′W / 49.167°N 8.833°W / 49.167; -8.833) by SM U-70 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four crew. She was discovered derelict the next day by Gordonia ( United Kingdom), which rescued a survivor. Circe subsequently sank.[169]
Coonagh  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel off Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Seine-Maritime, France (49°55′N 0°42′E / 49.917°N 0.700°E / 49.917; 0.700) by SM UC-16 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all ten crew.[170]
Eugene Pergeline  France World War I: The barque was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off the Fastnet Rock (51°05′N 9°35′W / 51.083°N 9.583°W / 51.083; -9.583) by SM U-54 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[171]
Eugene Robert  France World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 22 nautical miles (41 km) north west of the Île d'Yeu, Vendée (47°00′N 2°50′W / 47.000°N 2.833°W / 47.000; -2.833) by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[172]
Fleur d'Esperance  France World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 8 nautical miles (15 km) south of Kerdonis Point, Belle Île, Morbihan by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[173]
HMS Foyle  Royal Navy World War I: The River-class destroyer struck a mine in the Strait of Dover, the force of which blew off her bows. Twenty eight of her crew were killed. The stern was towed towards Plymouth but sank off the Mewstone (50°16.70′N 04°10.80′W / 50.27833°N 4.18000°W / 50.27833; -4.18000).[174][175]
Frimaire  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 21 nautical miles (39 km) south south east of Belle Île (47°03′N 2°26′W / 47.050°N 2.433°W / 47.050; -2.433) by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of twelve of her crew.[4][176]
Petit Jean  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 15 nautical miles (28 km) south of Pointe d'Arzie by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy).[177]
Solferino  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 7 nautical miles (13 km) north of Ouessant, Finistère, France by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[178]
Wilfred  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 18 nautical miles (33 km) north of Ouessant (48°42′N 5°06′W / 48.700°N 5.100°W / 48.700; -5.100) by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[179]

16 March

List of shipwrecks: 16 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Anaïs  France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) south east of the Glénan Islands, Finistère by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[180]
Catania  Italy World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) off Belvedere Calabro (39°32′N 15°42′E / 39.533°N 15.700°E / 39.533; 15.700) by SM U-64 ( Imperial German Navy).[181]
Cordouan  France World War I: The pilot boat was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the coast of Gironde by SM UC-70 ( Imperial German Navy).[182]
Gudbrand  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) north east of Blyth, Northumberland, United Kingdom by SM UC-50 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[183]
Kingswood  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with another vessel and sank. Her crew were rescued.[184]
SMS Leopard  Imperial German Navy World War I: The armed merchant cruiser was shelled and sunk in the Norwegian Sea by HMS Achilles and HMS Dundee (both  Royal Navy). The vessel Sank with all hands plus a six-man Royal Navy boarding party that had boarded the ship.[185]
SMS M24  Imperial German Navy World War I: The M1-class minesweeper was sunk by mines in the North Sea.[186]
Madeleine Davoust  France World War I: The schooner was shelled and damaged in the Bay of Biscay 6 nautical miles (11 km) north west of Penmarc'h, Finistère by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). The attack was broken off due to the arrival of a torpedo boat. Madeleine Davoust was taken in tow but sank at Audierne.[187]
Maggie Belle  United Kingdom The schooner caught fire and sank in the Atlantic Ocean east of the Azores, Portugal. Her crew were rescued.[184]
Medusa  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Ouessant, Finistère by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[188]
Narragansett  United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Ireland (50°12′N 17°34′W / 50.200°N 17.567°W / 50.200; -17.567) by SM U-44 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 46 crew.[4][189]
Norma Pratt  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (48°53′N 9°53′W / 48.883°N 9.883°W / 48.883; -9.883) by SM U-70 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but two of them were taken as prisoners of war.[4][190]
Pandion  United Kingdom The cargo ship collided with another vessel and sank. Her crew were rescued.[184]
Pencaer  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing ketch was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 9 nautical miles (17 km) south by west of Ram Head, County Cork by SM UC-48 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[191]
HMT Protect  Royal Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[18]
Ronald  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 7.5 nautical miles (13.9 km) south south east of the Penfret Lighthouse, Glénan Islands, Finistère (47°42′N 3°52′W / 47.700°N 3.867°W / 47.700; -3.867) by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[192]
Sir Joseph  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 by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][193]
Sully  France World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) west of Ouessant by SM UC-47 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[194]
Vigilancia  United States World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 145 nautical miles (269 km) west of the Bishop Rock (48°57′N 9°34′W / 48.950°N 9.567°W / 48.950; -9.567) by SM U-70 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of fifteen of her crew.[141][195]
William Martin  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 9 nautical miles (17 km) south by west of Ram Head by SM UC-48 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[196]

17 March

List of shipwrecks: 17 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Alcide Marie  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the coast of Gironde by SM UC-70 ( Imperial German Navy).[197]
Antony  United Kingdom World War I: The passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 19 nautical miles (35 km) west by north of the Coningbeg Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UC-48 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 55 lives.[4][198]
HMT Caledonia  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler was sunk in the North Sea off Newton-by-the-Sea, Northumberland by SM UC-50 ( Imperial German Navy).[199]
Camille Emile  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the coast of Gironde by SM UC-70 ( Imperial German Navy).[200]
City of Memphis  United States World War I: The passenger ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 33 nautical miles (61 km) south of the Fastnet Rock by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). All 57 people on board survived.[201][202]
Dieu te Garde  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the coast of Gironde by SM UC-70 ( Imperial German Navy).[203]
Expedit  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) east of the Farne Islands, Northumberland (56°04′N 0°04′W / 56.067°N 0.067°W / 56.067; -0.067) by SM UC-50 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[204]
HMT Gowan  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 15 nautical miles (28 km) east by south of the Longstone Lighthouse by SM UC-50 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][39][205]
Guard  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was shelled and sunk in the Irish Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) south west by west of the Coningbeg Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UC-48 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][206]
Juliette  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the coast of Gironde by SM UC-70 ( Imperial German Navy).[207]
Kestrel  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 20 nautical miles (37 km) east by south of the Longstone Lighthouse by SM UC-50 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[208]
Louis XIV  France World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 35 nautical miles (65 km) west of the Île de Ré, Charente-Maritime by SM UC-70 ( Imperial German Navy).[209]
Marie Louise  France World War I: The 291-gross register ton schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 35 nautical miles (65 km) east by south of Start Point, Devon, United Kingdom (50°07′N 2°45′W / 50.117°N 2.750°W / 50.117; -2.750) by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, they were rescued by Basse Indre ( France).[210]
Marie Louise  France World War I: The 426-gross register ton sailing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel 32 nautical miles (59 km) east south east of Portland Bill, Dorset, United Kingdom (50°14′N 1°44′W / 50.233°N 1.733°W / 50.233; -1.733) by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[211]
HMS Mignonette  Royal Navy World War I: The Arabis-class sloop-of-war struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean off Galley Head southwest of Ireland with the loss of fourteen of her 79 crew.[212][213]
Notre Dame du Perpetuel Secours  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the coast of Gironde by SM UC-70 ( Imperial German Navy).[214]
Nozal  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the coast of Gironde by SM UC-70 ( Imperial German Navy).[215]
HMS Paragon  Royal Navy World War I: Action of 17 March 1917: The Acasta-class destroyer was torpedoed and sunk in the Strait of Dover while in action with eight torpedo boats (all  Imperial German Navy).
Primeira Flor d'Abril  Portugal World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) west of Cabo da Roca by SM UC-67 ( Imperial German Navy).[216]
Renée Islander  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the coast of Gironde by SM UC-70 ( Imperial German Navy).[217]
Restaurador  Portugal World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) west of Cabo da Roca by SM UC-67 ( Imperial German Navy).[218]
Rupella  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off the coast of Gironde by SM UC-70 ( Imperial German Navy).[219]
Russia  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel 24 nautical miles (44 km) north by east of Oeussant, Finistère, France (48°50′N 5°08′W / 48.833°N 5.133°W / 48.833; -5.133) by SM UC-36 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[220]
Santa Rita Segunda  Portugal World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) west of Cabo da Roca by SM UC-67 ( Imperial German Navy).[221]
Senhora do Rosario  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) west of Cabo da Roca by SM UC-67 ( Imperial German Navy).[222]
Tasso  United Kingdom World War I: the cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Groix, Morbihan, France with the loss of nineteen of her crew.[223]
Tripoli  Italy World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 40 nautical miles (74 km) north of Stromboli (39°22′N 15°17′E / 39.367°N 15.283°E / 39.367; 15.283) by SM U-64 ( Imperial German Navy).[224]

18 March

List of shipwrecks: 18 March 1917
Ship Country Description
HMS Alyssum  Royal Navy World War I: The Arabis-class sloop struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Galley Head, County Cork (51°31′N 8°57′W / 51.517°N 8.950°W / 51.517; -8.950). Her crew survived.[225]
HMT Ameer  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Felixstowe, Suffolk (51°58′45″N 1°28′00″E / 51.97917°N 1.46667°E / 51.97917; 1.46667) with the loss of eight of her crew.[226]
HMS Duchess of Montrose  Royal Navy World War I: The auxiliary minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Gravelines, Pas-de-Calais, France (51°03′N 2°07′E / 51.050°N 2.117°E / 51.050; 2.117) with the loss of twelve of her crew.
Entente Cordiale  France World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 18 nautical miles (33 km) south of Les Barges, Vendée by SM UC-70 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[227]
Félicité Albert  France World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 10 nautical miles (19 km) south south east of the Île d'Yeu, Vendée (46°30′N 2°14′W / 46.500°N 2.233°W / 46.500; -2.233) by SM UC-70 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[228]
Greypoint  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south east by south of Broadstairs, Kent by a Kaiserliche Marine torpedo boat.[4]
Hyacinthe Yvonne  French Navy World War I: The Q-ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay off La Pallice, Charente-Maritime by SM UC-70 ( Imperial German Navy).[229]
Illinois  United States World War I: The tanker was scuttled in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) north of Alderney, Channel Islands by SM UC-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[230]
Joshua Nicholson  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Wolf Rock, Cornwall (49°37′N 6°37′W / 49.617°N 6.617°W / 49.617; -6.617) by SM U-70 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 26 crew.[4][231]
Lowlands  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off North Foreland, Kent. Her crew survived.[232]
Madone  France World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay west by south of Les Barges by SM UC-70 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[233]
Marie Louise  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) north north west of Cap de la Hève, Manche (49°45′N 0°05′W / 49.750°N 0.083°W / 49.750; -0.083) by SM UB-18 ( Imperial German Navy).[234]
Pola  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 280 nautical miles (520 km) west north west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (48°30′N 12°00′W / 48.500°N 12.000°W / 48.500; -12.000) by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of fiver of her crew.[4][18][235]
Trevose  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 230 nautical miles (430 km) west by north of Ouessant (48°40′N 11°29′W / 48.667°N 11.483°W / 48.667; -11.483) by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy). with the loss of two of her crew. Survivors were rescued by Alnwick Castle ( United Kingdom).[4][236]
SM UB-6  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type UB I submarine was scuttled at Hellevoetsluis, Zeeland, Netherlands.
Victoria  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean south west of Spain[237] (36°51′N 8°18′W / 36.850°N 8.300°W / 36.850; -8.300) by SM UC-67 ( Imperial German Navy).[238]

19 March

List of shipwrecks: 19 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Alnwick Castle  United Kingdom World War I: The Union-Castle passenger ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 310 nautical miles (570 km) west of the Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly (47°38′N 13°24′W / 47.633°N 13.400°W / 47.633; -13.400) by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 40 lives.[4][239]
Angiolina  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off Elba (42°41′N 10°36′E / 42.683°N 10.600°E / 42.683; 10.600) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). She was beached but was later refloated.[240]
Armoricain  France World War I: The three-masted schooner was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) south west of Dodman Point, Cornwall, United Kingdom(49°53′N 4°43′W / 49.883°N 4.717°W / 49.883; -4.717) by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[241]
Bergsli  Norway World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off the Chassiron Lighthouse, Charente-Maritime, France with the loss of four of her crew.[242]
Brode  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 28 nautical miles (52 km) south south east of Ar Men, Finistère by SM UC-36 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[243]
Charlois  Netherlands World War I: The tanker was sunk in the North Sea (57°21′N 4°33′E / 57.350°N 4.550°E / 57.350; 4.550) by SM U-59 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all hands.[244]
Danton  French Navy World War I: The Danton-class battleship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) off San Pietro Island (38°45′35″N 8°03′30″E / 38.75972°N 8.05833°E / 38.75972; 8.05833) by SM U-64 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 296 of her 1,102 crew. Survivors were rescued by Massue and various patrol vessels (all  French Navy).
Frinton  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 320 nautical miles (590 km) north west of Ouessant, Finistère, France (approximately 48°N 13°W / 48°N 13°W / 48; -13) by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[4][245]
Kong Inge  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south west by west of Brest, Finistère, France (47°58′N 4°36′W / 47.967°N 4.600°W / 47.967; -4.600) by SM UC-36 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[246]
Michel  France World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off the Chassiron Lighthouse.[247]
Pollux  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) north north east of Girdleness, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom (57°55′N 1°10′W / 57.917°N 1.167°W / 57.917; -1.167) by SM UC-45 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of sixteen lives.[248]
Rhodora  France World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais (50°24′N 1°19′E / 50.400°N 1.317°E / 50.400; 1.317) by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[249]
HMT Valpa  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Spurn Head, Yorkshire (53°33′30″N 0°10′00″E / 53.55833°N 0.16667°E / 53.55833; 0.16667) with the loss of three of her crew.[250]

20 March

List of shipwrecks: 20 March 1917
Ship Country Description
HMHS Asturias  United Kingdom (Flag of the Red Cross.pngRed Cross): World War I: The hospital ship was damaged in the English Channel 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Start Point, Devon by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 35 lives. She was beached and was later salvaged.[251]
Frisk  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 85 nautical miles (157 km) north east of Coquet Island, Northumberland, United Kingdom by SM UC-50 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven of her crew.[252]
Gurre  Denmark World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea (58°26′N 1°12′E / 58.433°N 1.200°E / 58.433; 1.200) by SM U-59 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 21 crew.[253]
Hazelpark  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south by east of Start Point, Devon by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][254]
Paul et Marie  France World War I: The three-masted schooner was shelled and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north east of Cape Corse, Corsica (43°28′N 9°35′E / 43.467°N 9.583°E / 43.467; 9.583) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six crew.[255]

21 March

List of shipwrecks: 21 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Avance  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) west south west of Portland Bill, Dorset by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[256]
Healdton  United States World War I: The Standard Oil Company tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea with the loss of 21 of her crew.[257]
Hindustan  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 150 nautical miles (280 km) north west of the Fastnet Rock (51°25′N 13°30′W / 51.417°N 13.500°W / 51.417; -13.500) by SM U-46 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of two crew.[258]
SMS M16  Imperial German Navy World War I: The M1-class minesweeper was sunk by mines in the North Sea.[259]
SMS M26  Imperial German Navy World War I: The M1-class minesweeper was sunk by mines in the North Sea.[260]
Najade  Norway World War I: The full-rigged ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean off Fair Isle, United Kingdom (59°35′N 2°17′W / 59.583°N 2.283°W / 59.583; -2.283) by SM U-59 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all 21 crew.[261]
Rio Sorocaba  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) south east of the Eddystone Lighthouse (50°04′N 4°13′W / 50.067°N 4.217°W / 50.067; -4.217) by SM UC-48 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][262]
Stanley  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 230 nautical miles (430 km) west by north of the Fastnet Rock (50°50′N 16°00′W / 50.833°N 16.000°W / 50.833; -16.000) by SM U-24 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew.[263]
SMS Tsingtau  Imperial German Navy World War I: The discarded Tsingtau-class river gunboat was scuttled at Canton, China.[264]

22 March

List of shipwrecks: 22 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Attika  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north west of Ireland (54°50′N 12°50′W / 54.833°N 12.833°W / 54.833; -12.833) by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[265]
Efeu  Norway World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) west south west of Dungeness, Kent, United Kingdom by SM UC-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[266]
Chorley  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) east by south of Start Point, Devon (50°14′N 3°02′W / 50.233°N 3.033°W / 50.233; -3.033) by SM UC-48 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][267]
Curlew  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the English Channel 14 nautical miles (26 km) south of Berry Head, Devon by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][268]
Egenaes  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) east of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom by SM UC-45 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[269]
Hugin  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) south of Ar Men, Finistère, France by SM UC-36 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[270]
Malmanger  Norway World War I: The tanker struck a mine and sank in the Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) south of Baltimore, County Cork, United Kingdom (51°23′N 9°30′W / 51.383°N 9.500°W / 51.383; -9.500). Her crew survived.[271]
Providence  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in St. George's Channel 1.25 nautical miles (2.32 km) south by west of the Barrels Lightship ( United Kingdom). Her crew survived.[272]
Rio Colorado  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the mouth of the River Tyne with the loss of ten of her crew.[273]
Rotorua  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 24 nautical miles (44 km) east of Start Point, Devon (50°17′N 3°07′W / 50.283°N 3.117°W / 50.283; -3.117) by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[274]
Sirius  Norway World War I: The barque was scuttled in the North Sea (58°40′N 1°50′E / 58.667°N 1.833°E / 58.667; 1.833) by SM U-57 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[275]
Stuart Prince  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 85 nautical miles (157 km) west by north of Broadhaven, County Cork (55°28′N 11°20′W / 55.467°N 11.333°W / 55.467; -11.333) by SM U-66 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of twenty crew.[4][276]
Susanna  Norway World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) south east by south of Aberdeen (57°04′N 1°54′W / 57.067°N 1.900°W / 57.067; -1.900) by SM UC-45 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[277]
Svendsholm  Norway World War I: The full-rigged ship was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean west of the Fastnet Rock (50°34′N 15°45′W / 50.567°N 15.750°W / 50.567; -15.750) by SM U-24 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[278]

23 March

List of shipwrecks: 23 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Achille Adam  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the English Channel 31 nautical miles (57 km) south east by east of Beachy Head, Sussex by SM UB-39 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six of her crew.[4][279]
Amstelstroom  Netherlands World War I: The cargo ship was shelled and damaged in the North Sea by SMS G86, SMS G87 and SMS V44 (all  Imperial German Navy). The derelict vessel was sunk on 27 March 20 nautical miles (37 km) east north east of the Noord Hinder Lightship ( Netherlands) by SM UB-10 ( Imperial German Navy).[280]
Argo  Portugal World War I: The full-rigged ship was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean (47°46′N 10°45′W / 47.767°N 10.750°W / 47.767; -10.750) by SM U-46 ( Imperial German Navy).[281]
Artemis  Greece World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Porto Ercole, Tuscany, Italy (42°22′N 11°22′E / 42.367°N 11.367°E / 42.367; 11.367) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[282]
Bellatrix  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) off Civitavecchia, Lazio, Italy by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[283]
Blomwaag  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea (51°40′N 1°20′E / 51.667°N 1.333°E / 51.667; 1.333 by SM UC-45 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[284]
Clan Macmillan  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) west of Beachy Head (50°41′N 0°01′W / 50.683°N 0.017°W / 50.683; -0.017) by SM UB-39 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][285]
Eptalofos  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 47 nautical miles (87 km) north west of Malta (36°40′N 13°08′E / 36.667°N 13.133°E / 36.667; 13.133) by SM U-64 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but eight survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[4][286]
Exchange  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 30 nautical miles (56 km) north west of Cayeux-sur-Mer, Somme, France by SM UB-39 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eight crew.[287]
HMS Laforey  Royal Navy The Laforey-class destroyer struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Boulogne, Pas de Calais, France (50°55′N 0°27′E / 50.917°N 0.450°E / 50.917; 0.450) with the loss of 59 of her 77 crew.
SMS M40  Imperial German Navy World War I: The Type 1915 minesweeper struck a mine and sank in the North Sea.[288]
Maine  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 9.5 nautical miles (17.6 km) south south west of Dartmouth, Devon (50°12′N 3°53′W / 50.200°N 3.883°W / 50.200; -3.883) by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][289]
Noli  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Civitavecchia (42°11′N 11°37′E / 42.183°N 11.617°E / 42.183; 11.617) by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[290]
Queenborough  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 106 nautical miles (196 km) east of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire (57°28′N 1°32′E / 57.467°N 1.533°E / 57.467; 1.533) by SM U-86 ( Imperial German Navy). Her nine crew took to the lifeboats but were not rescued.[291]
Tres Fratres  Netherlands World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea (57°30′N 6°10′E / 57.500°N 6.167°E / 57.500; 6.167) by SM U-62 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[292]

24 March

List of shipwrecks: 24 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Alice  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) south south west of the Eddystone Lighthouse (49°59′N 4°17′W / 49.983°N 4.283°W / 49.983; -4.283) by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][293]
Boy Walter  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south east of the Eddystone Lighthouse by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][294]
Bruyère  France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Irish Sea off South Stack, Anglesey, United Kingdom (53°20′N 5°10′W / 53.333°N 5.167°W / 53.333; -5.167) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[295]
Emanuela  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Malta Channel by SM UC-38 ( Imperial German Navy).[296]
Endeavour  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south east of the Eddystone Lighthouse by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][297]
Enigma  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south east of the Eddystone Lighthouse by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][298]
Ennistown  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in St. George's Channel 10 nautical miles (19 km) south east of the South Arklow Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][299]
Fairearn  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 16 nautical miles (30 km) west north west of South Stack by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][300]
Fulmar  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary 8 nautical miles (15 km) south west of the Kentish Knock Lightship ( United Kingdom) with the loss of a crew member.[301]
Grenmar  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 34 nautical miles (63 km) north by east of St Abb's Head, Berwickshire, United Kingdom by SM UC-77 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[302]
H.C.G.  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south east of the Eddystone Lighthouse by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][303]
Howe  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was scuttled in St. George's Channel 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north east by east of the South Arklow Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[304]
Korsnaes  Norway World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Irish Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) west south west of Bardsey Island, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[305]
L'Amerique  French Navy World War I: The naval trawler was torpedoed and sunk in the Ras de Sein by SM UC-36 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all 26 hands.[306]
May Flower  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south east of the Eddystone Lighthouse by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][307]
Montreal  France World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Atlantic Ocean 77 nautical miles (143 km) off Cape Ortegal, Spain (45°40′N 7°40′W / 45.667°N 7.667°W / 45.667; -7.667) by SM U-46 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 22 crew. She sank on 26 March, One survivor was rescued by a Royal Navy patrol boat.[308]
Qui Vive  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south east of the Eddystone Lighthouse by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[309]
Reindeer  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 15 nautical miles (28 km) south east of the Eddystone Lighthouse by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][310]
Satanita  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing smack was scuttled in the Atlantic Ocean 12 nautical miles (22 km) south south west of the Eddystone Lighthouse by SM UC-17 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][311]
Tapir  France World War I: The tug struck a mine and sank in the Bay of Biscay off Groix, Morbihan (47°40′N 3°34′W / 47.667°N 3.567°W / 47.667; -3.567) with the loss of fifteen of her crew.[312]

25 March

List of shipwrecks: 25 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Adenwen  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) south east by east of the North Arklow Lightship ( United Kingdom) by a kaiserliche Marine submarine with the loss of ten of her crew.[4]
Amerique  French Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[313]
Baynaen  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 20 nautical miles (37 km) north west by west of Belle Île, Morbihan, France (47°34′N 3°40′W / 47.567°N 3.667°W / 47.567; -3.667) by SM UC-36 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[4][314]
Berbera  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 60 nautical miles (110 km) east of Catania, Sicily, Italy (37°32′N 15°08′E / 37.533°N 15.133°E / 37.533; 15.133) by SM U-64 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member. Three survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[4][315]
Brandon  United Kingdom World War I: The barque was scuttled in the Irish Sea by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her four crew took to the lifeboats but were not rescued.[316]
C. Sundt  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea east of the Shetland Islands, United Kingdom by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy). Her fifteen crew took to the lifeboats but were not rescued.[317]
Etoile de la Mer  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Seine Estuary by SM UB-40 ( Imperial German Navy).[318]
Etoile Polaire  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 15 nautical miles (28 km) south west of Groix, Morbihan by SM UC-36 ( Imperial German Navy).[319]
HMT Evangel  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the Irish Sea off Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire with the loss of fifteen of her crew.[320]
Felix Faure  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Seine Estuary by SM UB-40 ( Imperial German Navy).[321]
Fringante  France World War I: The schooner was scuttled in the Irish Sea by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[322]
Garant  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea east of the Shetland Islands by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy). Her fourteen crew took to the lifeboats but were not rescued.[323]
HMT Hilary II  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea (51°28′30″N 1°24′00″E / 51.47500°N 1.40000°E / 51.47500; 1.40000) with the loss of eight of her crew.[324]
Huntleys  United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the English Channel 28 nautical miles (52 km) south south west of Beachy Head, Sussex by SM UC-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[325]
Immacolata  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Strait of Messina by SM U-64 ( Imperial German Navy).[326]
Industria  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was sunk off the coast of Scotland by SM UC-75 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all nine crew.[327]
Laly  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the North Sea east of the Shetland Islands by SM U-81 ( Imperial German Navy). Her nineteen crew took to the lifeboats but were not rescued.[328]
Leontine  France World War I: The brigantine was shelled and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) south of Groix by SM UC-36 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of six of her crew.[329]
Louise  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Seine Estuary by SM UB-40 ( Imperial German Navy).[330]
Marie Louise  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the English Channel 9 nautical miles (17 km) north north west of Port-en-Bessin, Calvados by SM UB-40 ( Imperial German Navy).[331]
Marshall  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 17 nautical miles (31 km) east of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom by SM UC-75 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[332]
Mary Annie  United Kingdom World War I: The three-masted schooner was scuttled in the English Channel 28 nautical miles (52 km) south south west of Beachy Head by SM UC-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[333]
Median  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) east by south of Aberdeen by SM UC-75 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[334]
Poseidon  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Irish Sea (52°27′N 5°12′W / 52.450°N 5.200°W / 52.450; -5.200) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[335]
Prince of Wales  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 17 nautical miles (31 km) east by south of Girdle Ness, Aberdeenshire (57°10′N 1°32′W / 57.167°N 1.533°W / 57.167; -1.533) by SM UC-77 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[336]
Queen Eugenie  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 23 nautical miles (43 km) north north east of the Cani Rocks, Tunisia (37°57′N 9°47′E / 37.950°N 9.783°E / 37.950; 9.783) by SM UC-67 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 35 of her crew. Two survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[337]
Roslyn  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was shelled and sunk in the North Sea 54 nautical miles (100 km) east of Girdle Ness, Aberdeenshire by SM UC-75 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[338]
Saint Joseph  France World War I: The fishing vessel was sunk in the Seine Estuary by SM UB-40 ( Imperial German Navy).[339]
Vellore  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 21 nautical miles (39 km) north west by north of Alexandria, Egypt by SM U-63 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but two were taken as prisoners of war.[4][18][340]

26 March

List of shipwrecks: 26 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Ceres  Germany The cargo ship ran aground off Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands. She was declared a total loss on 4 April.[341]
Cerne  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the Thames Estuary. Her crew survived.[342]
Ledbury  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea 90 nautical miles (170 km) north by east of Benghazi, Libya by SM UB-43 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[4][343]
L. Rahmanich  Egypt World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea between Alexandria and Port Said by SM U-63 ( Imperial German Navy).[344]
HMS Myrmidon  Royal Navy The Myrmidon-class destroyer collided with Hamborn ( United Kingdom) and sank in the English Channel off Dungeness, Kent with the loss of a crew member. Survivors were rescued by Tambour ( United Kingdom) and the destroyer HMS Mermaid ( Royal Navy).
Norma  Sweden World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel[345] 9 nautical miles (17 km) north of Île Vierge by SM UC-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[346]

27 March

List of shipwrecks: 27 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Aasta  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) south west of Ar Men, Finistère, France by SM UC-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[347]
Don Benito  United Kingdom The collier collided with Ultonia ( United Kingdom) and sank in the Atlantic Ocean (49°35′N 6°44′W / 49.583°N 6.733°W / 49.583; -6.733).[348]
Galatia  United Kingdom World War I: The fishing vessel was scuttled in the North Sea 30 nautical miles (56 km) south south west of Buchan Ness, Aberdeenshire by SM UC-77 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[14][349]
Glenogle  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 207 nautical miles (383 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (48°20′N 12°00′W / 48.333°N 12.000°W / 48.333; -12.000) by SM U-24 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][350]
Grib  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 7 nautical miles (13 km) west of Ar Men by SM UC-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[351]
Holgate  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) north west of the Skellig Islands, County Kerry by SM U-57 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][352]
Kelvinhead  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in Liverpool Bay 0.75 nautical miles (1.39 km) west south west of the Liverpool Bar Lightship. Her crew survived.[353]
Neath  United Kingdom World War I: The auxiliary barque was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 28 nautical miles (52 km) south by east of the Fastnet Rock by SM U-66 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived, but her captain was taken as a prisoner of war.[4][354]
Nova  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea 18 nautical miles (33 km) off Girdle Ness by SM UC-77 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[355]
Sandvik  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 7 nautical miles (13 km) off Tod Head, Aberdeenshire by SM UC-77 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[356]
Thracia  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 12 nautical miles (22 km) north of Belle Île, Morbihan, France (47°31′N 3°17′W / 47.517°N 3.283°W / 47.517; -3.283) by SM UC-69 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of 36 of her crew.[4][357]
62  French Navy World War I: The gunboat was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea west of Bizerte, Algeria by SM UC-37 ( Imperial German Navy).[358]

28 March

List of shipwrecks: 28 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Antonietta R.  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Capo Palinuro, Calabria by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[359]
Ardglass  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was scuttled in the Irish Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) east of the South Arklow Lightship ( United Kingdom) (52°14′N 5°51′W / 52.233°N 5.850°W / 52.233; -5.850) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][360]
Brise  French Navy The naval trawler was lost on this date.[361]
Cannizaro  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 145 nautical miles (269 km) south west of the Fastnet Rock (49°00′N 10°00′W / 49.000°N 10.000°W / 49.000; -10.000) by SM U-24 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[362]
Carlo T  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Capo Palinuro by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[363]
Dagali  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Irish Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north east of the South Arklow Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[364]
Expedient  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea by SM UC-75 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all nine crew.[365]
Gafsa  United Kingdom World War I: The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 10 nautical miles (19 km) south east of the Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork by SM U-57 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven crew.[4][39][366]
Giuseppina  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Capo Palinuro by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[367]
Giuseppina Rosa  Italy World War I: The brigantine was scuttled in the Tyrrhenian Sea by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[368]
Harvest Home  Isle of Man World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the Irish Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) north east of the South Arklow Lightship ( United Kingdom) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[369]
Hero  United Kingdom World War I: The tug struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off the mouth of the River Wear with the loss of a crew member.[370]
Katina  Greece World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Bay of Biscay 10 nautical miles (19 km) north west of the Île d'Yeu, Vendée, France (46°47′N 2°28′W / 46.783°N 2.467°W / 46.783; -2.467) by SM UC-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[371]
Laima  Russia World War I: The schooner was sunk in the Irish Sea 10 nautical miles (19 km) south east of the Codling Lightship by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy).[372]
La Maria  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[373]
Moulmein  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 25 nautical miles (46 km) north east of the Longstone Lighthouse, Northumberland by SM UC-77 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[374]
Oakwell  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) north east of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire by SM UB-22 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four crew.[375]
Pietro Lofaro  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Capo Palinuro by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[376]
Raffaele  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Capo Palinuro by SM U-34 ( Imperial German Navy).[377]
Ruby  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster struck a mine and sank in the North Sea 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 km) off Auskerry Orkney Islands with the loss of six of her crew.[378]
South Arklow Lightship  United Kingdom World War I: The lightship was scuttled in the Irish Sea 1.5 nautical miles (2.8 km) west of Hook Point, County Waterford by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[379]
Snowdon Ranger  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in St. George's Channel 25 nautical miles (46 km) west of Bardsey Island, Pembrokeshire (52°36′N 5°34′W / 52.600°N 5.567°W / 52.600; -5.567) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[380]
Tizona  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North sea 34 nautical miles (63 km) north by east of the Longstone Lighthouse by SM UC-77 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[381]
Urania  Norway World War I: The barque was sunk in the North Sea 12 nautical miles (22 km) east of Copinsay, Orkney Islands by SM UC-42 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of seven of her crew.[382]
Wychwood  United Kingdom World War I: The collier was torpedoed and sunk in the Irish Sea 4 nautical miles (7.4 km) south south west of the South Arklow Lightship ( United Kingdom) (52°40′N 5°55′W / 52.667°N 5.917°W / 52.667; -5.917) by SM UC-65 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three of her crew.[4][18][383]

29 March

List of shipwrecks: 29 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Bismarck  Imperial German Navy The Vorpostenboot was lost on this date.[384]
Bywell  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) east of Scarborough, Yorkshire (54°17′N 0°18′W / 54.283°N 0.300°W / 54.283; -0.300) by SM UB-21 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][385]
Conoid  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 3.5 nautical miles (6.5 km) north of the Barfleur Lighthouse, Manche, France by SM UB-40 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][386]
Crispin  United Kingdom World War I: World War I: The cargo liner was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 14 nautical miles (26 km) south of Hook Point, Waterford by SM U-57 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of eight crew.[4][387]
Irma  France World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel off Cap Barfleur, Manche by SM UB-40 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[388]
Kathleen Lily  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was sunk in the North Sea 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) east of Robin Hood's Bay, Yorkshire (54°27′N 0°28′W / 54.450°N 0.467°W / 54.450; -0.467) by SM UC-30 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of four of her crew.[389]
Lincolnshire  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 8 nautical miles (15 km) south west by south of Hook Point (52°00′N 7°00′W / 52.000°N 7.000°W / 52.000; -7.000) by SM U-57 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][390]
Mascota  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 8 nautical miles (15 km) east of Lowestoft, Suffolk by a Kaiserliche Marine torpedo boat with the loss of seven of her fourteen crew. Survivors were taken as prisoners of war.[4]
Morild I  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 3 nautical miles (5.6 km) off Hourtin, Gironde, France by SM UC-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[391]
Os  Norway World War I: The coaster was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north west by north of Noup Head, Orkney Islands, United Kingdom by SM U-60 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[392]
Schaldis  Belgium The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the North Sea 6 nautical miles (11 km) north north east of Whitby, Yorkshire, United Kingdom by SM UC-75 ( Imperial German Navy).[393][394]

30 March

List of shipwrecks: 30 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Avanguardia  Italy World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 15 nautical miles (28 km) off the Contis les Bains Lighthouse, Pyrenées-Atlantiques by SM UC-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[395]
Britta  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was scuttled in the Bay of Biscay 14 nautical miles (26 km) north of the Contis les Bains Lighthouse by SM UC-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[396]
HMT Christopher  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea off Southwold, Suffolk (52°26′N 1°48′E / 52.433°N 1.800°E / 52.433; 1.800) with the loss of five of her crew.[397]
Dee  United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was scuttled in the Pacific Ocean 410 nautical miles (760 km) west by south of Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia by SMS Wolf ( Imperial German Navy).[4]
Endymion  United Kingdom World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the English Channel by a Kaiserliche Marine submarine with the loss of four of her crew.[4]
Harberton  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship struck a mine and sank in the North Sea with the loss of fifteen of her crew.[398]
M15  Imperial German Navy World War I: The M1-class minesweeper was sunk by mines in the North Sea.[399]
Michelina Catalano  Italy World War I: The sailing vessel was sunk in the Mediterranean Sea north of Sicily by SM U-52 ( Imperial German Navy).[400]
Petrel  United Kingdom World War I: The trawler was scuttled in the North Sea 120 nautical miles (220 km) east of Aberdeen (57°00′N 1°30′E / 57.000°N 1.500°E / 57.000; 1.500) by SM UC-77 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[401]
Saint Louis III  French Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank off Saint Valery with the loss of sixteen of her crew.[402]
Sarcelle  France World War I: The sailing vessel struck a mine and sank in the English Channel off Dieppe, Seine-Maritime.[403]
Somme  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the English Channel 20 nautical miles (37 km) east by north of Cap Barfleur, Manche, France (49°48′N 0°41′W / 49.800°N 0.683°W / 49.800; -0.683) by SM UB-40 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of five of her crew.[4][404]

31 March

List of shipwrecks: 31 March 1917
Ship Country Description
Boaz  United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was scuttled in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) north of Cap Barfleur, Manche, France by SM UB-32 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[405]
Braefield  United Kingdom World War I: The coaster was sunk in St. George's Channel off Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire by SM U-57 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of all ten crew.[406]
Brodness  United Kingdom World War I: The Blue Star Line refrigerated cargo ship was torpedoed and sunk in the Tyrrhenian Sea 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) west north west of Anzio, Lazio, Italy (41°28′N 12°26′E / 41.467°N 12.433°E / 41.467; 12.433) by SM UC-38 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[4][407]
Farmand  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the Bay of Biscay 6 nautical miles (11 km) north of Punta Galea, Biscay, Spain by SM UC-69 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[408]
HMT Forward III  Royal Navy World War I: The naval trawler struck a mine and sank in the North Sea south of the Shipwash Lightship ( United Kingdom) (51°57′30″N 1°48′30″E / 51.95833°N 1.80833°E / 51.95833; 1.80833) with the loss of ten of her crew.[409]
Galatee  France World War I: The cargo ship was torpedoed and damaged in the Mediterranean Sea east of Cape Corbelin, Algeria (36°53′N 5°01′E / 36.883°N 5.017°E / 36.883; 5.017) by SM UC-37 ( Imperial German Navy). She was beached at Sidi Kralem but was later refloated.[410]
Gippeswic  United Kingdom World War I: The ketch was scuttled in the English Channel 15 nautical miles (28 km) north of Barfleur, Manche by SM UB-32 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[411]
HMHS Gloucester Castle  Royal Navy
HMHS Gloucester Castle

(Flag of the Red Cross.pngRed Cross): World War I: The hospital ship was torpedoed and damaged in the English Channel off the Isle of Wight by SM UB-32 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of three crew.[412] She was subsequently repaired and returned to service.

Hestia World War I: The tanker was sunk in the North Sea 31 nautical miles (57 km) west of the Maas Lightship ( Netherlands) by SM UB-23 ( Imperial German Navy).[413]
Lisbeth  Norway World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the North Sea north east of the Noord Hinder Lightship ( Netherlands) by SM UB-23 ( Imperial German Navy). Her crew survived.[414]
Primrose  United Kingdom World War I: The schooner was shelled and sunk in the English Channel 35 nautical miles (65 km) south west of Start Point, Devon by SM UC-71 ( Imperial German Navy) with the loss of a crew member.[415]

Unknown date

List of shipwrecks: Unknown date 1917
Ship Country Description
Acton  United Kingdom World War I: The cargo ship was sunk in the English Channel by a Kaiserliche Marine submarine.[4]
T-18  Russian Navy The T-13-class minesweeper was wrecked in Kola Bay.[416]
SM U-85  Imperial German Navy The Type U 81 submarine foundered in the North Sea with the loss of all 38 crew after 7 March.

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