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SS Dromore



9th August 1916 U-Boat Index - WW1  SM U-58

Type U 57 Shipyard A.G. Weser, Bremen (Werk 213) Ordered 6 Oct 1914 Laid down 8 Jun 1915 Launched 31 May 1916 Commissioned 9 Aug 1916

Commanders.
9 Aug 1916 - 3 Jun 1917 Kurt Wippern.
4 Jun 1917 - 26 Jun 1917 Peter Hermann.
27 Jun 1917 - 30 Oct 1917 Karl Scherb.
31 Oct 1917 - 17 Nov 1917 Gustav Amberger

Career 8 patrols.
16 Oct 1916 - 17 Nov 1917 II Flotilla

Successes 21 ships sunk with a total of 30,906 tons.

  • 27 Oct 1916 U 58 Kurt Wippern Ellen 140 sw
  • 4 Dec 1916 U 58 Kurt Wippern Senta 1,024 sw
  • 5 Dec 1916 U 58 Kurt Wippern Stettin 412 nw
  • 1 Mar 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Norma 850 nw
  • 25 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Havila 1,421 da
  • 25 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Hawthornbank 1,369 da
  • 25 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Sokoto 2,259 da
  • 27 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Dromore 4,398 br
  • 27 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Langfond 1,097 nw
  • 28 Apr 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Bullmouth 4,018 br
  • 2 May 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Beeswing 1,462 br
  • 2 May 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Dione 785 nw
  • 2 May 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Vanduara 2,079 nw
  • 5 May 1917 U 58 Kurt Wippern Asra 1,975 nw
  • 18 Jun 1917 U 58 Peter Hermann Bega 318 br
  • 19 Jun 1917 U 58 Peter Hermann Ivigtut 456 da
  • 6 Jul 1917 U 58 Karl Scherb Motor 63 da
  • 8 Jul 1917 U 58 Karl Scherb Fiorella 1,168 nw
  • 13 Jul 1917 U 58 Karl Scherb Charilaos Tricoupis 2,475 gr
  • 21 Jul 1917 U 58 Karl Scherb Ramillies 2,935 br
  • 14 Nov 1917 U 58 Gustav Amberger Dolly Warden 202 br

Fate 17 Nov 1917 - Depth charged by destroyer USS Fanning off the south coast of Ireland 5137N, 812W . 2 dead, unknown number of survivors. Location incorrectly given as 5132N, 0521W in many sources.

There was another U 58 in World War Two.
That boat was launched from its shipyard on 12 Oct 1938 and commissioned into the Kriegsmarine on 4 Feb 1939.

John Doran


27th April 1917 SS Dromore  Name SS Dromore, Type Steamer, Country British.
GRT 4,398 tons, Built 1913, Builder Richardson, Duck & Co. Ltd. Stockton.
Operator Johnston Line, Ltd. (Furness, Withy & Co. Ltd.), Liverpool

History

Sunk when torpedoed by U 58(Kurt Wippern) on the 27th April 1917, 140 miles North-west by North of Tory Island (56.30N, 11.40W) en route Liverpool - Baltimore with general cargo. No casualties.

John Doran


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