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Marauders of the Sea, German Armed Merchant Raiders During World War I
Tables - Summary of ships sunk or captured


Table 1

Ships Sunk or Captured by Wolf

Ship’s Name Port of Registry Date Sunk or Captured Gross Registered Tonnage
Beluga No details in Lloyd's registry Sunk 11 July 1917 No details available
Dee Port Louis Sunk 31 March 1917 1169
Encore San Francisco Sunk 13 July 1917 651
Hitachi Maru Tokyo Sunk 13 July 1917 6716
John H. Kirby New Orleans Sunk November 1917 1395
Jumna London Sunk 4 March 1917 4152
Marechal Davout Nantes Sunk 5 December 1917 2192
Matunga Sydney Sunk 26 August 1917 1618
Storbror Christiansand Sunk 4 January 1916 2050
Wairuna London Captured 2 June 1917
Sunk 17 June 1917
3947
Winslow San Francisco Captured 16 January 1917
Sunk 22 June 1917
567
Wordsworth London Sunk18 March 1917 3509
Igotz Mendi Bilbao Captured 10 November 1917
Taken to Germany
Ran aground on Danish coast 24 February 1918
Refloated, repaired, returned to Spain 1919
4648
Turretella London Captured 27 February
Renamed Iltis
Scuttled 5 March 1917
5528

 

Number of Ships Sunk or Captured Total Tonnage

13

38,142
1 (no details of Registration) Unknown

 


 

Table 2

Ships Sunk or Damaged from Mines laid by Wolf

Ship’s Name Mined Date Gross Registered Tonnage
Matheran Off Capetown and Cape Agulha 26 January 1917 7654
Tundareus* Off Capetown and Cape Agulha 6 February 1917 11,000
City of Athens Off Capetown and Cape Agulha 19 August 1917 5604
Bhamo* Off Capetown and Cape Agulha 17 February 1917 5344
Worcestershire Off Colombo 21 February 1917 7174
Perseus Off Colombo 21 February 1817 6728
Croxeth Hall Off Bombay 6 June 1917 5872
City of Exeter* Off Bombay 6 June 1917 9372
Mongolia Off Bombay 23 June 1917 9505
Cumberland Tasman Sea 6 July 1917 9000
Port Kembla Tasman Sea 18 September 1917 5000
Wimmera Tasman Sea July 1917 3500

* Reached Port after being damaged 

Number of Ships Sunk or Damages Total Tonnage

13

80,594

 


 

Table 3

Ships Sunk or Captured by Seeadler

Ship’s Name Port of Registry Date Sunk or Captured Gross Registered Tonnage
A B Johnson San Francisco Sunk 14 June 1917 529
Antonin Dunkerque Sunk February 1917 3071
British Yeoman San Francisco Sunk February 26 1917 1953
Beunos Ayres Napoli Sunk 9 February 1917 1811
Charles Gounod Nantes Sunk 21 January 1917 2199
Dupleix Nantes Sunk 5 March 1917 2206
Gladys Royale Sunderland Sunk 9 January 1917 3268
Horngarth Cardiff Sunk 11 March 1917 3609
La Rochefoulauld Nantes Sunk 25 February 1917 2200
Lundy Island West Hartlepool Sunk 10 March 1917 3095
Manila  San Francisco Sunk 8 July 1917  731
Perce Canadian Ship
Not listed in Lloyd's Registry
Sunk 24 January 1917 364
Pinmore Greenock 19 February 1917 2431
R C Slade San Francisco 15 June 1917 673
Cambronne Dunkerque Captured 21 March 1917
Released to carry prisoners to Rio de Janeiro
1863

 

Number of Ships Sunk or Captured Total Tonnage
14 30,003

 


 

Table 4

Ships Sunk or Captured by Moewe

Ship’s Name Port of Registry Date Sunk or Captured Gross Registered Tonnage
Ariadne London Sunk 15 January 1916 3055
Asnieres La Havre Sunk 2 January 1915 3103
Author Loverpool Sunk 13 January 1916 3496
Brecknockshire Belfast Sunk 15 February 1917 8522
Cambrian Range Liverpool Sunk 9 December 1916 4234
Clan Mactavish Glasgow Sunk 16 January 1916 5816
Corbridge Cardiff Sunk 30 January 1916 3687
Demeterion New Castle on Tyne Sunk 13 March 1917 6048
Dramitist Liverpool Sunk 18 December 1916 5415
Duchess of Cornwall St, Johns
Newfoundland
Sunk 6 December 1914 152
Eddie Whitby Sunk 17 February 1917 2652
Edinburgh Glasgow Sunk 20 January 1916 1473
Esmeraldas Liverpool Sunk 10 March 1917 4678
Farrington Sunderland Sunk 11 January 1916 3146
Flamenco Liverpool Sunk 6 February 1916 4629
French Prince New Castle on Tyne Sunk 16 February 1916 4766
Georgic Sunderland Sunk 19 December 1916 10007
Governor Liverpool Sunk 14 March 1917 5524
Horace Liverpool Sunk 9 February 1916 3335
Katherine West Hartlepool Sunk 13 February 1917 2926
King George Glasgow Sunk 9 December 1916 3852
Luxemberg Antwert Sunk 5 February 1916 4322
Maroni Le Harve Sunk 23 February 1916 3106
Mimieh London Sunk 9 January 1914 2890
Mont Temple Liverpool Sunk 6 December 1916 9792
Nantes Nantes Sunk 25 December1916 2679
Netherby Hall Liverpool Sunk 09 January 1917 4461
Otaki Plymouth Sunk 10 March 1917 9575
Radnorshire London Sunk 7 January 1917 4310
Rhodanthe London Sunk 4 March 1917 3061
Saxon Prince Newcastle on Tyne Sunk 25 February 1916 3471
Trader London Sunk 13 January 1916 3608
Unknown Norwegian Ship Unknown Sunk 5 December 1916 No details
Voltaire Liverpool Sunk 2 December 1916 8616
Westburn Sunderland Sunk 23 February 1916 3300
Appam Liverpool Captured 15 January 1916
Used to land prisoners at Newport News
7781
Hudson Maru Kobe Captured 2 January 1917
Released 19 January 1917
3798
Yarrowdale Glasgow Captured 11 December 1916
Sent back to Germany and converted to Raider Leopard
4652
St Theodore Liverpool Captured 12 December 1916
Converted to Tender/Raider Geier
4992

 

Number of Ships Sunk or Captured Total Tonnage

38*

174,905
* Included 1 unknown Norwegian ship No details available

 

Table 5

Battleship sunk by mines laid by Moewe

King Edward VII, mined on 6 January 1915 in Pentland Firth off the North of Scotland

Length: 456 feet

Beam 78 feet

Draught: 27 feet

Displacement full load: 16,610 tons

Maximum speed: 19 knots

Protection: Mainside belt, up to 9 inches of steel.  Turrets, up to 12 inches of steel

Oil/Coal capacity: 40 tons of oil, 2150 tons of coal

Horsepower: 18,300

Range at 17.5 knots: 2000 nautical miles

Armament:

 4 by 12 inch
 4 by 9.2 inch
10 by 6 inch
15 by 12 pounder
Torpedoes: 4 by 18 inch

Ships Company 777


 

Table 6

**Major number of ships lost from Port of Registry in rank order **Major tonnage lost from Port of Registry in rank order
Registry Port Ships lost Rank order Tonnage lost Rank order
Liverpool 12 1 67,348 1
London 9 2 34,060 2
Nantes 5 Equal 3 11,476 4
San Francisco 5 Equal 3 9,557 6
Sunderland 4 4 19,721 3
Glasgow 3 5 9,997 5

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