King Line

War Losses


Vessel

Date

Cause

Souls Lost

King Lud (1)

25 sep 1914

When 25 miles SSW (true) from Point de Galle, captured by German Light Cruiser SMS Emden and sunk by bombs/charges


King Malcolm (1)

28 November 1916

Torpedoed and sunk by U39 near Alexandria

0

King Bleddyn (2)

01 December 1916

 On a voyage from New York to Havre with general cargo, was sunk by the German submarine UC-21

 30 miles SxW of Ushant

0

King Frederick (2)

12 April 1917

Captured and sunk by Austrian submarine U27 near Augusta , Sicily

Unknown

King David (2)

10 July 1917

On a voyage from Brest to Archangel with a cargo of munitions & aircraft, was sunk by the German submarine, 360 miles NW of Fastnet

2

King Idwal (1)

22 November 1917

On a voyage from Archangelsk to Dunkerque with a cargo of wood, was sunk by a mine from the German submarine U-75),

35 miles east of Girdle Ness

1

World War 1

Vessel

Date

Cause

Souls Lost

King Egbert

12 November 1939

Mined and sunk near Haisbro’ Light Vessel

1

King John (2)

13 July 1940

Sunk by gunfire from German raider Widder


King Alfred (2)

04 August 1940

On route from ST JOHNS N.F for METHIL carrying a cargo of 6750 tons pit props she was torpedoed by U-52 and sunk

5

King Howel (1)

15 September 1940

Torpedoed by U48


King Idwal (2)

23 Nov 1940

Torpedoed by U123 in North Atlantic

12

King Robert (1)

29 January 1941

Torpedoed by U93 in North Atlantic

0

King Howel (2)

31 January 1941

Sunk by air attack in North Atlantic


King Malcolm (2)

28 October 1941

Torpedoed by U106 in North Atlantic

38

King Lud (2)

08 June 1942

On passage New York to Bombay carrying military personnel and government stores, was torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-20 and sank in the Mozambique Channel, 350 miles E of Beira.


King Arthur (4)

15 November 1942

Torpedoed by U67 off Venzuela

0

King Edward (2)

27 December 1942

Torpedoed by U356 in North Atlantic

23

King Gruffydd (2)

17 March 1943

Torpedoed by U338 in North Atlantic

24

King Edwin

16 April 1943

Caught fire in Valetta, scuttled at sea

0

King Frederick (3)

19 July 1944

Torpedoed by U181 in Indian Ocean

27

King Edgar (2)

02 March 1945

Torpedoed by U1302 in Irish Sea

4

World War 2

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