As part of llongauUboat, an all-Wales project to commemorate the end of The Great War, here at Tiger Bay and the World we have been researching and listing the U-boat attacks, in WW1, on shipping and seafarers connected with Cardiff.
So far, we have looked for ships registered, owned or managed through Cardiff companies as well as British ships that sailed from Cardiff in the 1914-1918 period that did not make their destination.
The lists record more than 300 ships lost at the cost of the lives of around 1200 seafarers, 90+ of whom were Cardiff men. Visit our website for this data.
We’ll be trying to follow up on some of the individual stories. So, if you recognise one of the names as an ancestor of yours and you have some family stories, please share them with us.
On the website we also have some of the incredible stories told be survivors of the sinking on SS Cambank in February 1915 – one of the first casualties of the German offensive.