King Line

War Time Losses


Vessel

Date

Cause

Master

Souls Lost

King Lud (1)

25 Sep 1914

Captured by German Light Cruiser SMS Emden and sunk


0

King Malcolm (1)

28 November 1916

Torpedoed and sunk by U39 near Alexandria


0

King Bleddyn (2)

1 December 1916

Sunk by UC-21 30 miles SxW of Ushant


0

Don Diego

21 May 1917

Sunk by U-65 in Mediterranean


5

Don Arturo

25 June 1917

Torpedoed by UC-62 in Western Approaches

Capt J Atkinson

34

Don Emilio

1 July 1917

Torpedoed by U-80 north of Scotland


1

King David (2)

10 July 1917

Sunk by the German submarine in Atlantic


2

King Idwal (1)

22 November 1917

Sunk by a mine from U-75 east of Scotland


1

Princess Dagmar

8 May 1918

Torpedoed and sunk by U-54 in Bristol Channel

Capt W Jones

24

World War 1

Vessel

Date

Cause

Master

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

Capt G Smith

0

King Alfred (2)

04 August 1940

Torpedoed by U-52 and sunk

Capt R Storm

5

King Idwal (2)

23 Nov 1940

Torpedoed by U123 in North Atlantic

Capt R Storm

12

King Robert (1)

29 January 1941

Torpedoed by U93 in North Atlantic

Capt L Trail

0

King Malcolm (2)

28 October 1941

Torpedoed by U106 in North Atlantic

Capt J Wilson

38

Empire Comet

17 February 1942

Torpedoed by U-136 in North Atlantic

Capt H R Willis

46

Cape Corso

2 May 1942

Torpedoed & Sunk in Barents Sea

Capt W C Montgomery

50

King Lud (2)

08 June 1942

Torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-20 east of Beira

Capt B R Evans

34

King Arthur (4)

15 November 1942

Torpedoed by U67 off Venzuela

Capt A McNeil

0

Ocean Crusader

26 November 1942

Torpedoed by U-262 in North Atlantic

Capt E W Parry

50

King Edward (2)

27 December 1942

Torpedoed by U356 in North Atlantic

Capt J H Ewens

23

King Gruffydd (2)

17 March 1943

Torpedoed by U338 in North Atlantic

Capt H Griffiths

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

Capt T W Trott

5

Empire Housman

3 January 1944

Torpedoed by U-744 in North Atlantic

Capt D J Lewis

1

King Frederick (3)

19 July 1944

Torpedoed by U181 in Indian Ocean

Capt R J Esslemont

27

King Edgar (2)

02 March 1945

Torpedoed by U1302 in Irish Sea

Capt A W Wheeler

4

World War 2

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