Wreks in la Vila From WWI

The Mediterranean coast, was widely used by Allied merchant ships during WW1 as a transit route given its neutrality during the war, and therefore the commanders of the German submarines included as one of the main points of hunting.
There were attacks and shipwrecks and the next to the Alicante coastal town of Villajoyosa waters are the wrecks of several of these boats and specifically the 6 merchantmen were sunk by the German submarine U64, commanded by Lieutenant Ship Robert Morath


Teniente del Navío Robert Morath

U64 CLASS FEATURES :
– Displacement (tons): 810 (sf) / 927 (sm) / 1160 (total)
– Length (m): 68.36 oa / 55.55 ph Draft: 4.04 m
– Breadth (m): 6.30 or / 4.15 ph
– Deck Weapons : 88mm / 276 projectile
– Height : 7,65 m
– Power (hp): 2200 (sf) / 1200 (sm)
– Speed (knots): 16.5 (sf) / 9.0 (sm)
– Range (miles / knots): 9170/8 (sf) / 60/5 (sm)
– Torpedoes: 6 /. MinEs: no
– Complement: 36 men /. Max depth: 50 m

Result of the work and historical research conducted for nine years have come to the conclusion that there are at least 6 wrecks sunk by U64 on our shores, and are as follows:

OWASCO, For further information on this wreck click here
CRATHORNE, For further information on this wreck click here
D.A. GORDON, For further information on this wreck click here
MINORCA, For further information on this wreck click here
PARTICIPATION, For further information on this wreck click here
CAPRERA, For further information on this wreck click here

El equipo de trabajo