World War IDS Crathorne

DS Crathorne was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-64 on December 10, 1917, and sank off Villajoyosa and Benidorm. The ship was en route from Baltimore to Genoa, carrying wheat flour. Two firemen died instantly from the explosion, and a third fireman died later from burn injuries. The survivors reached land at Villajoyosa. (Source: Sjø

Maritime enquiry: Crathorne

(Source: Sjøforklaringer over norske skibes krigsforlis, 1914-1918. B. 3 : 2det halvaar 1917, via

About DS Crathorne

  • Nationality


  • Built


  • Wrecked


  • Carrier

    OAT Skjelbred, Kristiansand

  • Tonnage

    2619 brt