King Line

War Time 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

0

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

Don Diego

21 May 1917

She was sunk by gunfire from German submarine U-65 at position 35° 50' N, 13° 40' E - approximately 40 nautical miles East by South of Linosa Island. She was en route from Swansea to Alexandria with government stores.

5

Don Arturo

25 June 1917

Torpedoed and sunk by UC-62 in Western Approaches

34

Don Emilio

1 July 1917

Sunk by torpedo fired by German submarine U-80 at position 60° 33' N, 02° 08' W - approximately 10 nautical miles North-West by West of the Esha Ness lighthouse.

1

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

Princess Dagmar

8 May 1918

Torpedoed and sunk by U-54 in Bristol Channel

24

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 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 Malcolm (2)

28 October 1941

Torpedoed by U106 in North Atlantic

38

Empire Comet

17 February 1942

Torpedoed by U-136 in North Atlantic

46

Cape Corso

2 May 1942

Torpedoed & Sunk in Barents Sea

50

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.

34

King Arthur (4)

15 November 1942

Torpedoed by U67 off Venzuela

0

Ocean Crusader

26 November 1942

Torpedoed by U-262 in North Atlantic

50

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

Fort Franklin

16 July 1943

Torpedoed by U-181 in Indian Ocean

5

Empire Housman

3 January 1944

Torpedoed by U-744 in North Atlantic

1

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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